Visa Information

All international delegates (non-Australian passport holders) will require a visa to enter Australia for the Africa Down Under (ADU) Conference.

General Information For Visa Applicants

Business Information Sheet 

African Passport Holders

You will need to submit an application for a Visitor Visa (Business Stream – Subclass 600). Visa applications may take up to eight weeks to process. It is therefore strongly recommended that all visa applications are lodged by Friday 30th June 2017 at the Australian visa office closest to your current place of residence; or online (if eligible). To find the Australian visa office closest to your current place of residence please Click Here; or please Click Here to find out if you are eligible to lodge an online (electronic) visa application. There is a fee payable for most visa applications lodged outside of Australia. Please Click Here for information on visa application fees. Click Here to download Form 1415 for a Visitor Visa (Business Stream – Subclass 600).

Letters of Invitation

To assist with the visa application process, the organisers of ADU are able to provide registered delegates with a letter of invitation to indicate attendees are in Australia for genuine business purposes. Please contact Namukale Nakazwe-Msiska, Kale@paydirt.com.au to request a letter of invitation for ADU. In order to mitigate visa fraud and maintain the integrity of ADU, we will only issue letters of invitation to delegates/sponsors that have paid their registration fees in full.

You must provide us with the following details in order for us to facilitate your visa letter(s):

Upon receipt of your letter of invitation you must submit the letter with your visa application to the Australian visa office closest to your current place of residence; or online (if eligible).

Other Passport Holders
If you hold a passport from the UK or Europe, you may apply for authorisation to travel to Australia online. The most common visa for these passport holders is the eVisitor Visa – Business stream. Please Click Here for visa application information.

Passport holders from the USA, Canada or Asia can also apply for a visa online. The most common visa for these passport holders is the ETA (Business Entrant) (Subclass 601). Please Click Here for visa application information.

The above information is provided as a guide only. Please contact the Australian visa office closest to your current place of residence, or visit www.border.gov.au for current visa information. Organisers of ADU accept no liability for inaccurate/outdated information provided on this website.