Posted February 05, 2019 12:31:55It may not seem like much but having a backpacker visas is one of the biggest challenges for a backpackers visa holder.
The backpacker migration process is a lengthy one that can take many years to complete.
While there are plenty of options out there, there is one that seems to be the most popular among backpackers, the visa lottery.
The Queensland Government has introduced a new lottery system which will see backpackers be able to apply for a visa on the spot.
Queensland’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has confirmed the new lottery will start on February 10.
It is unclear how long it will take for backpackers to receive a visa.
If you’re a backpackER applying for a Queensland backpacker’s visa and you’re still waiting for the lottery to process, you can contact the department online at 0418 471 632 or email [email protected]
There are many reasons why backpackers might want to apply.
If the lottery doesn’t process your application within 60 days, you may be able request a refund.
If it does, you’ll be able apply again and again until your application is processed.
But if you do get a refund, you won’t have to wait until the next stage of the process.
A backpacker can apply for any backpacker Visa online, and the online application process is only open to backpackers who are travelling with an approved visa.
The department is hoping the online lottery will help reduce the number of backpackers that have to travel abroad in order to apply, and will make it easier for backpacker applicants to find a suitable visa.
“The online lottery can make it more accessible to backpacker travellers,” said DIBP Minister Mick Peever.
“As well as providing a more streamlined application process, it will also allow people to apply online for any visa.”
How do I apply for my backpacker(s) visa?
If you are a backpackist, you must apply for your visa online through the Department of Home Affairs website.
You can apply to apply via the online form, or in person.
You will be given a unique code that can be used to access your passport, or online application, which will take you through the online system.
If your passport or online visa is invalid, you will have to apply again in person and pay a $25 application fee.
Once you’ve successfully completed your application, you should be able access the Department’s website in less than two hours.
The Department has advised backpackers and visa applicants that if they are in the country at any point before the lottery begins, they should be prepared to pay a fee of up to $40.
“A backpackers Visa is a temporary visa which lasts for a maximum of five years.
For those who are seeking to renew their passport or obtain an updated visa for the future, we recommend that you apply for the Queensland backpackers’ visa online,” said Peever in a media release.
“The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department will be running the online online application on the weekend of February 10.”
If you want to learn more about Queensland’s backpackers visas, read our article on how to get a backpackermike visa.