All Visitors to Australia Must Have a Valid Visa

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Plan Ahead: Visa Processing Times Vary

Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia.

The only Exceptions are within New Zealand and Norfolk Island:

  • New Zealand passport holders who are normally granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and
  • Permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival.

More information is available on this fact sheet

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia, depending in part on the visitor's purpose for visiting Australia. Please be aware of visa processing times and plan accordingly.

Visa Tips & Resources

NOTE: These are the visa options available presently but the Department reserves the right to change regulations. IECN assistance will NOT guarantee a visa grant. Visa applicants must demonstrate that they meet all the legislative requirements for an Australian visa.

Familiarize Yourself With These Visa Types

Official Letter of Invitation 

ISSCR issues Official Letters of Invitation AFTER participants register and pay to attend the annual meeting only. Attendees receive a link to download a digital Letter of Invitation in their confirmation email.