The Australian High Commission in New Delhi, India has stated that visa applicants belonging to India would be allowed use the Priority Consideration Service, aka Fast Track, for an additional fee.
It also said that Indian applicants of Subclass 600 Visitor visas, in the Tourist as well as Business categories, could start availing this service from 5 December at the AVACs (Australian Visa Application Centres), which are located in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Mumbai South, Mumbai North, New Delhi and Pune.
To utilise this fast track service, an additional fee of A$1,000, or INR53, 100 would have to be paid.
According to SBS, most of the fast-track applications would be expedited within two days after their receipt at the Australian High Commission.
To be eligible for the priority service, applicants need to satisfy the legal requirements laid out for issuing a visitor visa in migration legislation, which include their health, security and character requirements.
But applicants would not be able to claim a refund if their visa application status is not determined within two days.
To file for a subclass 600 visa, Form 1419 (for a tourist stream) and Form 1415 Application (for a business visitor stream) must be submitted at the AVACs.
In addition, applicants need to sign Form 1472 to agree that they agree to the terms of the fast track service.
If applicants want to track the status of their priority visa, they can do so through VFS Global’s website: http://www.vfsglobal.com/Australia/India/
If you are looking to travel to Australia, contact Y-Axis to avail professional counselling to file for different types of visas from one of its several offices located in eight major cities of India.