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VISA Information

Please be informed  that AsiaEvents Exsic Pty Ltd has  registered with International Event Coordinator Network (IECN) of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to assist in managing, or overseeing, visa arrangements for those wishing to attend Australia International Dive Expo (AIDE)  in Sydney, Australia.

All visitors should apply for a visa at least two months prior to their intended date of departure, and four months prior for people with character or health concerns.

Please note, the Australian Government has introduced The Biometrics in Visa Processing outside Australia Program (the program) that introduces the collection of biometrics into the overseas visa application process. More details on the program including the countries and Visa Subclasses affected can be found at

 Visa applications

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).

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person’s purpose for visiting Australia.

Please refer to this Visa Application Requirements Information Sheet for guidance on the visa options that may be most suitable for you.

You should also refer to the Business Events Information Sheet for information on visa application requirements.

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

Service Delivery Partners (SDPs) that operate Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs) and Australian Biometric Collection Centres (ABCCs) are also located in various countries. These centres provide visa application lodgment or biometric collection services on behalf of the department. A map locator with details for each SDP is available at:  Please note that visa applicants who lodge their applications through an Australian Visa Application Centre may need to pay a fee to use this service.  This service fee is separate from the visa application charge.

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Expo Hours

• Thursday   30 July Halls 10am – 7pm • Marina 10am - 7pm
• Friday        31 July Halls 10am – 7pm • Marina 10am - 7pm
• Saturday  1 August Halls 10am – 7pm • Marina 10am - 7pm
• Sunday     2 August Halls 10am – 7pm • Marina 10am - 7pm
• Monday    3 August Halls 10am – 7pm • Marina 10am - 7pm

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