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Onshore and Offshore Australian Visa Applications: What's the Difference?




When applying for an Australian visa an applicant may be onshore and offshore. The application location isn’t relevant to all visas, but certain visa types the location of the applicant is critical to making a valid visa application.


An onshore visa application is made by a person who is already in Australia.

One of the main benefits of an onshore visa application is that the applicant may be granted a bridging visa to remain in Australia while the application is being processed.


An offshore visa application is made by a person who is outside of Australia at the time of the application.


Whether making an onshore or offshore application may impact the processing times for the visa application, depending on the specific circumstances and government processing priorities.


It is important to consider your specific circumstances when deciding whether to apply onshore or offshore. Factors to consider include the legislative requirements of the visa type you applying for, processing times, your location, your personal and work circumstances, and your ability to plan and prepare for your move to Australia.


In conclusion, understanding the differences between onshore and offshore Australian visa applications is important when deciding which option is best for your specific circumstances. Whether you choose to apply onshore or offshore, it is important to seek professional advice and to stay informed about the requirements and processing times for your specific visa category.


You can obtain further information related to the above topic by contacting one of our Registered Migration Agents today.


Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case-specific information or advice, please contact SCA Connect.


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