Australia Visa Requirements & Fees For Nigerian Citizens

This article contains vital information about the Australia visa
requirements and fees for Nigerian Citizens planning to travel to Australia. 

Australia is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth largest country by total area. Australia's largest urban area is Sydney. Australia has the 13th largest economy in the world.
Nigerian passport holders are advised to visit the
 High Commission of Australia in Nigeria for more information and further instructions. The capital of Australia is Canberra, an inland.

Australia Visa Fees & Requirements For Nigerian Passport Holders

Q: Types Of Australia Visa?
  • 1. Business Visa
  • 2. Family Visa 
  • 3. Tourist Visa,Student Visa

Q: Australia General Requirements For Visa For Nigerian Citizens?

Whether you are looking for a student visa or a work visa,it's imperative that you understand how Australia's visa application system works in other to avoid mistakes. 

This post will explain to you all the basic information that is essential before you embark on the visa application process.

Listed below are some important facts and requirements that you should know.

  • a) The Australian Government does not provide visa services at the Australian High Commission that is located at Abuja.
  • b) Nigerians seeking for Australian visa do not actually need an Agent,an applicant can start up his/her australian visa application process by creating an online account, known as ImmiAccount, this process is also known as online lodgement. 
  • c) After creating this account you can easily manage all your Australian online visa applications in one place,you can perform some visa transactions such as lodge and pay for your visa application,continue a saved application,attach documents and also track the progress of your visa application.
  • d) However if you are not tech savvy you can kick off your Australian visa application process by lodging a paper application at a TLScontact Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in Lagos and Abuja,you should also know that using this method will attract an additional service fee which is payable to TLScontact. 
  • TLScontact is located in Abuja at 3rd Floor, El Yakub Muhktar Place, Zakariya Maimalari Street,CBD, Abuja and is functional from Monday to Friday while it's Lagos branch address can be located at 5th & 6th Floors Etiebets Place, 21 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos. 
  • e) Vaccinations or a proof of polio/yellow fever vaccination is essential before entry into Australia,you are expected to provide a certificate of vaccination against polio with your visa application.
  • f) Currently Visa applications from Nigeria are handled through the Australian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa. 
  • g) All Nigerians applying for an Australian visa is expected to provide Biometrics according to the Australian Government policy,biometrics include fingerprints and a digital photograph.
  • h) Inquiries about the status and progress of your visa application can also be made by contacting the Visa and Immigration Section at the Australian High Commission in Pretoria via email at 
  • i) Other requirements that will be required to back up your application process include your International passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity,a recent passport  photograph,Photocopies of the passport data page,ID card,Proof of status,Itinerary,Bank Statement,Medical check 
  • report,Employment Letter and Hotel Reservations,more documents might also be requested depending on the type of visa your applying for. 

Q. Australian Visa Processing Time?

Australian tourist visa takes 20 to 33 days. Business visa take 9 to 20 days. Family sponsored visa can take up to 50 - 70 
days,generally it takes between 20 to 33 days,this time frame can also be longer depending on the type of visa the applicant is applying for. 

See Also: Nigeria High Commission In Canberra Australia Contact Details 

Q: How Much Is Australian Visa Fees In Nigerian ₦aira?

Tourist/Business Visitor (Subclass 600)
Base Application charge $140 > ₦40,855

Student visa 
Base application charge > AUD560 
Additional applicant charge (18 and over): AUD420 
Additional applicant charge under 18: AUD140 > 
Subsequent temporary application charge: AUD700 > 

Temporary visa
Base Application Charge: AUD280 > 
Additional Applicant charge 18 and over: AUD280 > 
Additional applicant charge 18 and under: AUD70 > 

Cost of Australian Visa sometimes depend on the date the visa application was received and might vary.