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Am currently working in US on L1B visa and my Visa is expiring on Nov 2019. Am planning to visit Australia on a Tourist/Visit visa during December 1-16 2019 to visit my friends. Am planning to fly from India to Australia at that period of time. I have following queries. appreciate your help in advance.

  1. Can i apply online in US and select country of residence as US?
  2. Since my visa is expiring in Nov, the recommended document says valid visa and right to return. But am planning to travel from India only. so selecting current location as US will cause any problems?
  3. I have recently moved, so my payslips and bank account are still in India until now. can i show them as proof of funding?
  4. How long will it take to process visitor visa?
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It looks like you may apply for the visa online but should not select the US as your country of residence (unless you are granted a relevant US visa).

I don't think it matters where your bank and pay documents are from as long as they show your ability to support yourself for the duration of your visit.

At the time of writing processing times are:

75% of applications processed within 16 days
90% of applications processed within 26 days.

See https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/visitor-600/tourist-stream-overseas#Overview

  • Is residence for this purpose is the same as being a "lawful permanent resident", rather then where the person is actually living? L1B is a dual intent visa. – Patricia Shanahan Jul 7 at 9:03
  • @PatriciaShanahan good question. It may not need to be permanent residency (the OP should clarify that with Australian immigration) but if the visa is expiring before the trip to Oz I don't think the OP can claim to be living in the US. – jcm Jul 7 at 9:59
  • Thanks. Much appreciate it – Monie corleone Jul 9 at 19:05

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