Know more about Subclass 771 : Transit Visa (Australia)


A visa is a conditional authorization granted by a country to a foreigner that allows them to enter, remain within, or to leave its territory. An Australian Visa is a permit that allows you to travel to Australia for a predetermined period of time.You must have a valid Australian visa to travel to and enter Australia.

What is Transit Visa?

A transit visa is one of the types of visa for Australia, which is a short-term visa issued only to grant you passage through Australia while you are traveling to another country. Not everyone needs a transit visa- this will depend on many factors, including your country of residence.


  • be outside Australia and have a confirmed booking to travel to another country within 72 hours of arriving in Australia and the correct documents to enter that country
  • if you are joining the crew of a non-military ship, be outside Australia and hold a Maritime Crew visa and the necessary crew documents

How Do I Get an Australia Transit Visa?

You get a transit visa by submitting your application via the ImmiAcocunt. You must have an account so you can attach the visa application form and the required documents, if you don’t, then open one prior to your trip. Make sure you lodge your application as early as a month before.

Why Transit Visa:

  • transit through Australia for no longer than 72 hours
  • enter Australia by air before joining the crew of a non-military ship as a Maritime Crew visa (subclass 988) holder

Processing times :

The transit visa can be applied for online from anywhere in the world. The application process takes minutes to complete. However, it can take weeks and (rarely) months for the request to be reviewed and approved.75% of applications are processed within 13 days, 90% of them within 32 days.Those who are in a rush may consider applying for other online visas (like the ETA and eVisitor visa) that allow for a longer time in Australia and are usually approved within 2 days.

Stay :

Traveler are allowed to stay in Australia for up to 72 hours until leaving by air or sea when visiting with the Australia transit visa. However, the foreign passport holder must have a confirmed booking and permission to reach their final destination in order to get visa approval.

Maritime Crew members are allowed 5 days from arrival by air to sign onto the ship of their destination when entering Australia on a transit visa. The Australia visa for transit expires after 5 days, so they will be required to apply for a new transit visa for Australia every time they enter the country for purposes of working on a ship.

Some citizens are eligible to transit through Australia without a visa if arriving by aircraft. However, their stay in an Australian airport must not exceed 8 hours, they must not need to clear immigration, and they may not leave the airport transit lounge. They must also have a confirmed ticket and valid travel documents to reach and enter a third country.


Document Checklist for Transit Visa 771 :

If you need to apply for a transit visa 771, then make sure you provide the listed documents:

  • Valid Passport.
  • National ID card.
  • Visa 771 application form.
  • One recent photograph.
  • Detailed itinerary.
  • Evidence of previous visa (maritime crew applicants).
  • Confirmed flight ticket to another country.
  • Visa for another country (if applicable).
  • Proof that you meet the character prerequisites.
  • Evidence you signed Australia’s values statement.
  • Health Insurance.
  • See Crew Transit Documents:
    • Passport.
    • National ID.
    • Proof of employment on your current ship.
    • Travel plans to another country.
    • Proof that the ship you will be working on is non-military.
    • Seafarer’s identification.
  • Statement form your shipping agent including:
    • Your full name.
    • The name of the employee you will be taking over for.
    • The company name employing you.
    • Your arrival date in Australia.
    • The date you will be joining the ship.
    • A copy of the request to let new crew members join from the ship’s agent in Australia (if applicable).
  • Assistance forms:
    • Form 956a
    • Form 956

How much the visa costs :

  • Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601)-Nil (Base Application Charge)
  • Additional Applicant Charge 18 and over-N/A
  • Additional Applicant Charge 18 and under-N/A

Additional charges :

  • Medical Examination:-To be paid directly to the doctor conducting medical examination
  • Police check:-To the corresponding authorities in the respective countries where you have lived for more than 6/12 months depending on the visa subclass
  • Certification/Translation of Docs-Depending on the certifying person and number of copies to be certified.





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