visa-requirement

Visa Requirements

You are responsible for obtaining and paying for all visa documents and satisfying all entry requirements of all countries you visit. The following information is provided as a guide only for Australian passport holders. If you are travelling on another passport, you are solely responsible for checking and satisfying all visa requirements with the relevant authorities. Policies and prices may change without notice so we always recommend checking visa requirements before travelling. Processing times listed do not include public holidays, consular closing times or time in post. Please allow extra time for postage especially if living in a rural area. Visas orders made through Nexus Holidays are non-refundable. It is the traveller’s sole responsibility to ensure that any application forms are filled out correctly and all relevant documentation is provided when applying for a visa. Any failure to do this can result in delayed processing times and extra postage fees. Always double check visa requirements before you travel.

Canada

An Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) is a strict requirement when travelling to Canada by air from 15 March 2016. Please apply at least 72 hours prior to travel via this link: www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp

Please be reminded that it is the traveller’s own responsibility to have authorisation obtained and that there is also a requirement of a minimum of 6 months validity on your passport from the date you arrive back in Australia. All Australian passport-holders as well as other nationalities accepted under the Visa Waiver Program can apply for their Electronic Travel Authorisation at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp

Cost: Approximately CAD$7

Cambodia

Visas are a strict requirement for Australian passport holders travelling to Cambodia for visits up to 30 days. The visa can be obtained on arrival, and a passport sized photo is required.

Cost: Approximately USD$30

China

All applicants holding a regular passport must lodge their China visa application within 2 months prior to departing on all our China tours. Late applications received may be subject to additional fees and charges.

Documentation required for application:

  • Original passport
  • Passport photo
  • Completed and signed China visa application form
  • Copy of preliminary flight itinerary (to be provided by Nexus Holidays)
  • Copy of preliminary tour itinerary (to be provided by Nexus Holidays)
  • Copy of passport identification page

It is your responsibility to ensure that all travel documents (especially original passports) posted to us are in good condition and have not been water damaged as this may result in possible rejection of your application by the China Visa Application Service Centre. Nexus Holidays accepts no responsibility for any delays in your application failing in this respect.

Application procedures:

Please click here for a detailed guide on how to complete your China Visa Application Form.

Lodgement procedures:

Nexus Holidays can lodge your China visa application on your behalf. All documentation must be posted or dropped off at our office in Sydney. We will e-mail all travellers an application form and detailed instructions on how to complete and lodge the application 2 months before departure.

Please wait for our e-mail before applying for your China visa.

Effective as of 21 Mar 2017, the cost should you wish to have Nexus Holidays assist with the lodging of your China visa for all Australian passport holders under standard processing time (4-5 working days) is:

  • $149.50 per passport (single entry)
  • $179.50 per passport (double entry)

We are only able to lodge visas on behalf of applicants that are present in Australia at the time of application. All New Zealand applicants must lodge their own application in their capital city.

China visa applications can also be lodged in person at your nearest China Visa Application Service Centre located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra or at the relevant Chinese Embassy/Consulate in New Zealand. Please contact us around 2 months prior to departure to request a copy of your supporting documentation should you wish to arrange your own China visa.

European Union

No visa is required for Australian passport holders staying 30 days or less for these countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • UAE
  • UK
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Czech Republic
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Hong Kong

No visa is required for Australian passport holders for stays of 30 days or less.

Japan

No visa is required for Australian passport holders for stays of 30 days or less.

Malaysia

No visa is required for Australian passport holders for stays of 30 days or less.

New Zealand

No visa is required for Australian passport holders for stays of 30 days or less.

North Korea

A visa is required for all Australian passport holders travelling to North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). Please contact Nexus Holidays for visa requirements.

Russia

A visa is required for all Australian passport holders travelling to Russia. This visa must be applied for at least 3 weeks prior to departure. Russian visas take a minimum of 11 working days to process.

Documentation required for application:

  • Passport
  • Passport photograph
  • Proof of travel arrangements (detailed itinerary)
  • Letter of invitation

Singapore

No visa is required for Australian passport holders for stays of 30 days or less.

South Korea

No visa is required for Australian passport holders for stays of 30 days or less.

Taiwan

No visa is required for Australian passport holders for stays of 30 days or less.

Tibet

An entry permit is required for all Australian passport holders travelling to Tibet. Please contact Nexus Holidays for entry permit requirements.

Thailand

No visa is required for Australian passport holders for stays of 30 days or less.

United Arab Emirates

No visa is required for Australian passport holders for stays of 30 days or less.

USA

An Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) Visa Waiver is a strict requirement when travelling to or flying over the USA. Please apply at least 72 hours prior to travel via this link: esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta

Nexus Holidays recommends that you do not apply for ESTA until you receive your final documentation.

Please be reminded that it is the traveller’s own responsibility to have authorisation obtained and that there is also a requirement of a minimum of 6 months validity on your passport from the date you arrive back in Australia. All Australian passport-holders as well as other nationalities accepted under the Visa Waiver Program can apply for their Authorisation at: esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta

Nexus travel advises holders of other passports to check with the US (and where required, Canadian) consulate for more information.

Cost: Approximately USD$14

Vietnam

A visa is required for all Australian passport holders travelling to Vietnam. The visa must be applied for no sooner than 2 months, and no later than 2 weeks prior to travel. Vietnam visas require a minimum of 4 working days to process.

Documentation required for application:

  • Original passport
  • Passport photo
  • Completed Vietnam visa application form

Application procedures:

Nexus Holidays will email all travellers an application form and detailed instructions on how to complete and lodge the application 2 months before departure. We recommend that you wait until you receive these instructions before applying.

Lodgement procedures:

Vietnam visa applications can be lodged in person at the Consulate General of Vietnam located in Sydney and Canberra.

Alternatively, Nexus Holidays can lodge the Vietnam visa application on your behalf with the fees specified below. All documentation must be posted or dropped off at our office in Sydney. Please refer to the visa instructions email for details.

Application fees:

The Vietnam visa application fees for Australian passport holders lodged by Nexus Holidays under standard processing times are as follows:

Single entry AUD$125

Additional fees apply for urgent processing. Fees are subject to change without notice.