Passports and visas: Forward planning is essential!

Visa requirements

When planning your trip to Sibos 2018 Sydney, please ensure that you allow time to fully review and understand the visa requirements for Sydney.

Visa applications

Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).

There are a number of visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia, however the appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person's purpose for visiting Australia.

The following is a list of visa options available to those planning to attend Sibos 2018 in Sydney:

1

Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) – There are a total of 8 countries (selection of APAC & Americas countries) that qualify for this visa. Once you follow the link below, simply expand the Electronic Travel Authority section to review the list and see if you qualify for this visa

2

eVisitor (subclass 651)(Business stream)  The eVisitor visa predominately caters for European visitors. Once you follow the link below, simply expand the eVisitor section to review the list and see if you qualify for this visa

3

Visitor visa (subclass 600)(Business stream) – The Visitor visa caters for all other countries outside of those listed in the Electronic Travel Authority and eVisitor section. Once you follow the link below, simply expand the Visitor visa section to review the list and see if you qualify for this visa

When completing your visa application, please ensure that you reference ‘Sibos 2018’ when asked about the reason for your visit before submitting this information.

Visa application site: 

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa/appl/Visitor