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Visa information

Under Australia’s universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be 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).

Please apply for your visa well in advance of your intended date of travel to Australia. Information about visa processing times is available on the Department of Home Affairs website:

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa for you will depend on a range of things including your purpose for visiting Australia. The full range of visa options is available at

Please consult the attached General Information for Visa Applicants and Business Information Sheet [COMING SOON] to ensure you apply for the correct visa.

Provided you will not be undertaking any paid work or performance while in Australia you will most likely be eligible for one of the following visa options:


NB: These are the visa options available presently but the Department of Home Affairs 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.

The Congress organizers will provide you with a confirmation of registration to assist in your visa application. Confirmation can only be issued to Congress participants who have registered for the event and paid their registration fees in full.