All travelers to Australia, other than Australian and New Zealand citizens, are required to hold a valid visa to travel to Australia.
Visitors from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei,
Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong
Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein,
Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Norway,
Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South
Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United
Kingdom, USA and Vatican City can apply for an ETA that
allows you to visit for up to 3 months per visit in a 12
month period. The visa is free but you need to pay a
service fee (A$20) to apply.
Australian ETA -(visa class 601)
There is also an evisitor that is valid for all countries in the European Union. There are few different details for work and business. The 651 visa is free.
Everyone else can apply for a 600 class visa that costs A$130
Please read the rules and regulations carefully, they can be lengthy and confusing. Rules can change from consulate to consulate and can take a lot of time and patience.
For more information, please visit https://www.projectvisa.com/visainformation/Australia.
Invitation letter Notes:
1. A Letter of Invitation is a proof that your paper submission and registration application are accepted by the conference committee board. It will be stated in English and may help with your visa application. However, it does not guarantee you a visa.
2. Invitation letters will only be issued once your registration and payment have been completed and it will be sent by e-mail.
3. For those who require a visa, please note that the Organizing Committee has no control over the visa application process, or the decision of the visa adjudicator in the embassy or consulate. The conference cannot be responsible for actual visa issuances. The process length varies from individuals, you’re strongly advised to start your application as soon as you can.
4. Should your application be denied, We cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will we engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy on behalf of the applicant.
Ms. Amanda Wong
SPIES 2019 conference secretary