U.S. and Canadian citizens need a tourist visa to enter Australia, which is valid for 90 days.

There are a huge number of visa categories in Australia with requirements varying greatly. Some visas demand only a passport from certain countries; others require a certain level and type of skill or education. Others again are dependent on familial connections.

It is advisable to do as much research as possible before applying for your visa to Australia to avoid complications and simplify the process. Visa Wizard, the Australian immigration department’s digital aid, follows a step-by-step system evaluating your reasons for coming to Australia, the duration of your intended stay, your nationality and your age to ascertain which visas you are eligible for. It also informs expats how to apply for a specific type of visa, the associated costs, where to apply and more.

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