Visa process

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Australia has relatively few travel and visa restrictions for delegates and organisers wishing to enter the country. Passport holders from most countries can apply for Australian visas online.

All visitors to Australia require a valid passport and visa to enter the country. Delegates attending the 2024 ISMS Marketing Science Conference will be required to apply for a business visitor visa. There are three visas that delegates can apply for online to visit Australia for tourism or business visitor activities, as outlined below. Use this link to find the right visa for you. 

If you need an invitation letter for visa purpose, please contact Ellen Tralongo at

(subclass 651)

Cost: Free.

Processing time: 75% of applications processed in 1 day. 90% processed in 17 days.

Electronic Travel Authority
(subclass 601)

Cost: Free (service charge of AUD20 for online applications only).

Processing time: 1 day.

Visitor visa
(subclass 600)

Cost: Base application charge from AUD145.

Processing time: 75% of applications processed in 5 days. 90% processed in 21 days.

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