If you are a person accustomed to traveling or if, on the contrary, you are not accustomed to the procedures that must be performed, you should know that each country has different methods to regulate its borders and guarantee its national security, so the permissions to enter each country are different.
Visas to enter a country can vary in many issues, such as the time they permit you to stay in the country, the freedoms you will have within the country you visit (such as work, do business, study or just do tourism), there may be differences in the prices to obtaining it, in the requirements to request to enter the country or in the time it takes to be processed.
When we talk about Australia, we are referring to one of the countries with the greatest tourist attraction in the world. Australia is widely visited throughout the year and there are many people looking to study, visit or live in Australia, therefore they must ensure an efficient way to maintain their national security by protecting their borders and they do it by being a bit rigorous with their visas. Although most of the visas requested are approved, this does not mean that entry into the country cannot be denied. One of the most important reasons why entry to Australia is denied is because the particular characteristics of a person do not adapt to the visa model he is requesting, because in Australia there are many types of visa, each with a special function, guided towards the needs and interests of the Australian people and visitors who wish to enter the country.
Being all different models, it is not strange that each of these visa models has a different processing time. If you are already accustomed to the procedures for traveling, you will know that some visas may take a matter of hours to be approved while others may take even weeks, depending also on the information provided by the applicant.
Thanks to the fact that today most of the world’s visa applications have been automated, the procedures have become simpler and faster, being Australia one of these countries that have automated these procedures, therefore applying for your visa will not be an issue that takes a long time to be approved or denied. If you belong to one of the eligible countries to request a visitor visa or if you have a valid US passport and do not want to stay more than 90 days in the country (being able to request an electronic travel authorization, eta), then you can make a simple procedure whose approval, if there is no problem, it should not take more than 48 hours. In fact, it takes longer to obtain the collections to be able to request this visa than the same application itself, since to do it you need to have a valid passport, a valid card to pay in dollars and the information they request.
If you are planning to visit Australia from a Latin American country or another that is not eligible for a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization, then you will have to carry out a common visa procedure in which you will be asked for more collections, such as an employment contract, bank accounts, invitation letter, among others. Therefore, as it is a more rigorous process than those mentioned above, the process must take longer. But don’t worry, this probably doesn’t doubt more than a week. But, although it is not a long time, it is recommended that before buying the ticket to travel to Australia, perform this procedure so that you do not have any inconvenience.
You can obtain more information regarding the type of visa that suits your particular characteristics on the website of the Australian government, in this way you can find out more about which visa to apply for and how long this process will take so that you do not have any problem while traveling.