Indian passport holder working in USA here.

I have business meetings in Australia in January. I will apply for an Australia business visitor visa in USA.

It looks like it is an electronic application and I will not need to submit my original passport. Great news because I have personal international travel plans later this month for the holidays that I will need my passport for. But before I jump into my holiday travel: is it OK to travel internationally while my Australia visa application is under consideration in USA?

Any advice? Anyone done the same?


This should be fine, provided you keep your passport. Australia no longer stamps visas into passports; they are all electronic now. So when you are approved for a visa, you don't need to take your passport to the consulate for stamping either.

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