Who needs a 48R form?
This form was created by Australian government for tourists who want to visit Australia.
What is form 48R for?
This is the application for a tourist visa. Remember that if your purpose for visiting Australia is not recreational, you should complete another form. For example, to apply for medical treatment in Australia, you should submit form 47 ME. Form 48R is for tourists only.
Is it accompanied by other forms?
See form 990i before you submit this application. Form 990i is a Visa Application Charge. It must accompany your 48R form. Pay the fee and attach your 990i form to this application. Remember the fee is not refundable.
When is form 48R due?
The processing of your application can take up to one week.
How do I fill out a form 48R?
If you don’t want your application to be refused, answer all the questions and complete all the sections. Give full information about yourself and provide a plan for your visit. Write where you’re going to stay and what sights you would like to see. Do not provide any fraudulent documents or claims. The more open and honest you are on the application, the more likely you are to receive a visa.
Where do I send form 48R?
There are three ways to submit this application. You can email it, send a printed copy, or send it via a Service Delivery Partner in some countries. Check the Department of Immigration and Citizenship official website to learn if this option is available in your country. Remember to keep one copy for your records.