The Bangladeshi High Commission maintains and develops relations between Australia and Bangladesh and is a link between the wider host community in Australia, Fiji and New Zealand. Based in Canberra, the High Commission provides many different services to Bangladeshi nationals living and visiting Australia and serves as a non-resident Mission of Bangladesh to New Zealand and Fiji.
What services are provided by the High Commission?
- Machine Readable Passport
- Bangladesh Visa
- Birth Registration
- Attestation of Documents
- Police Clearance Certificate
For more information about the High Commission, please visit the website: https://www.bhcanberra.com/about-high-commission/high-commissioner/welcome-message
How can I come to Australia from Bangladesh?
Information on all visa subclasses are available on the Department of Home Affair’s website: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/
The most commonly taken route to coming to Australia as a tourist is through the Tourist stream. There are two types of Tourist visas and they are as follows:
- Tourist stream: Visitor Visa Subclass 600 (apply outside Australia)
This visa stream allows you to visit Australia as a tourist, go on a cruise or to see friends and family.
A stay of 3, 6 or 12 months may be granted. The cost of the application starts from AUD 145.
Please note that processing time varies from 6 to 9 months, so please ensure you plan your travels accordingly. You may also be allowed to volunteer with this visa, however, this is subject to the visa conditions.
- Tourist stream: Visitor Visa Subclass 600 (apply inside Australia)
With this visa stream, you can visit Australia as a tourist, see family and friends and visit for purposes other than business or medical treatment. However, the applicant must be in Australia when they apply and when a decision is granted on the visa.
This visa is suitable in case the applicant wants to stay longer in Australia but has a visa which is expiring.
A stay of up to 12 months may be granted.
The cost of the application starts from AUD365.
Please note that processing time varies from 6 to 9 months, so please ensure you lodge your application well before the timeline of your current visa’s expiry date. You may also be allowed to volunteer with this visa, however, this is subject to the visa conditions.
- Business stream: Visitor Visa Subclass 600
You can make a short visit to Australia for business visitor purposes, to attend a conference or expo but you are not allowed to work or sell products or services. Multiple entry may be granted; only a stay of up to 3 months is granted under this stream. The applicant must be outside Australia when they apply and when the visa decision is made.
Processing time varies from 7 to 13 days. The cost of the visa is AUD145.
- Medical Treatment Visa: Subclass 602
Under this visa, you may apply for this temporary visa to travel to or remain longer in Australia to seek medical treatment or to support someone needing medical who holds or has applied for this visa. People who are donating an organ may also apply for this visa.
The applicant can stay in Australia until the treatment plan or consultations are finished.
It is a temporary stay visa under which you can study for up to 3 months or longer if you meet the exemption criteria.
It is free of cost if applied from outside Australia or the applicant is a representative of a foreign government; the cost is AUD315 for applicants who apply from within Australia.
Please note processing times vary from 29 days to 48 days.
- Student visa: Subclass 500
Australia is home to students from many countries. Under the student visa, the applicant must 6 years of age or older and can stay for the duration of the course. The applicant must also enrolled in a full-time course at a recognised educational institution.
The length of stay granted can be for up to 5 years and is dependent on the enrolment. Unless exempt, the cost of the application starts from AUD605.
Processing times vary.
- Training visa: Subclass 407
This visa allows you to participate in workplace-based occupation training activities with the purpose of improving your skills for your job, area of tertiary study, field of expertise or in a professional development training program in Australia. However, it is not for people who want to work in Australia.
This is a temporary visa that may allow you to stay in Australia for up to 2 years. The cost of the application starts from AUD310.
The processing time varies from 5 months to 11 months.
Unfortunately working holiday visas are not granted to Bangladeshi passport-holders.
Australia is a land of numerous great opportunities, be it for tourism or for other purposes. Please check the Home Affairs Website or take help from a migration/travel agent to ensure that you are aware of all details for your intended visa application. The Bangladeshi High Commission in Australia will be at your service to support you during your stay.