Australian visa privileges for Nauru passport holders
Announcement by the Minister
for Justice and Border Control, Hon David Adeang, MP., on
Australian Visa Privileges for Nauru Passport Holders
It gives me great pleasure to announce that, following intense
negotiations, the Government of Australia has agreed to extend visa
privileges to Nauruans who wish to travel to Australia. The new
traveller facilitation arrangements for Nauru passport holders will
provide a more streamlined approach to the visa application
process. Applicants considered low risk with a need to travel
regularly will be able to apply for a visitor visa that enables
multiple entry and multiple year grants.
Nauruan visa applicants will now be able to apply for the new
electronic Visitor Visa (subclass e600) using a 24/7 internet
lodgement facility. This will mean faster lodgement and faster visa
assessment for Nauruan nationals who have access to the internet.
The visa is also available for paper-based applications where there
is no access to the internet.
For previous Australian visa holders who complied with their
visa conditions, the documentary requirements for both the
electronic and paper-based Visitor visa applications have been
The new arrangements are effective from 20th September 2013. The
Government of Nauru is appreciative of the new arrangements, given
the frequent travel of nationals between the two countries and
their close and continuing bilateral ties.