Visa Information

Visa Information (general)

When traveling in foreign countries you will be required to go through immigration and this will result in your requirement for a visa. Some countries allow visa on arrival while other will not. Escape Trekking Adventures provides you with the visa information once you join on of our escapes, however below is some information in regard to your visas.

Applying for a visa before traveling

This is the best method of avoiding lengthily queues at your travel destination.

Ensure you have a passport with more than 6 months of validity from your arrival date in that country.

The passport also needs one full blank page to attach the visa to.

You will need to send your actual passport (not a photo copy) to the embassy or high commission for that country

PNG Visa Information

Australian Passport holders who will be trekking the Kokoda Trail are required to obtain a Tourist Visa to visit Papua New Guinea. Tourist visas to PNG are free for Australian citizens. Your visas must be arranged and approved before arrival in PNG.

Escape Trekking Adventures supplies you with a Visa form and a short itinerary form to apply for your visa in our registration packs.

  • Your must fill out the visa form and provide the dates of arrival and departure for you intended stay in PNG, please be careful to ensure the dates go in the right places.
  • Your flight must be booked prior to filling out the form as you need to provide the flight number and destination of your flight. Be sure to include a copy of your flight itinerary in your application.
  • You must send 1 passport sized picture of your self in the application.
  • You must fill out the health screening form which provides details of your movements in relation to the countries that the Ebola virus in known.
  • Your passport must valid for at least 6 months from your intended stay.
  • Buy two registered post parcels and include the second one inside the package with your application form and addressed to yourself to ensure the passport is returned safely and efficiently.
  • Your then are required to package together your short itinerary, health screening form, flight itinerary, visa form, self addressed return parcel pack, passport picture and your passport into a registered post parcel and mail to the PNG High Commission Att Visa application’s; (POST TO THE PO BOX ADDRESS)

 

Australia – Canberra
PNG High Commission 

39-41 Forster Crescent,

Yarralumla ACT 2602

P.O BOX E6317 Kingston ACT 2604

Australia

Brisbane – Queensland (QLD)

PNG Consulate-General

Level 3, 344 Queens Street

Brisbane QLD 4001

GPO Box 220, BRISBANE

Australia

Nepal Visa Information

Australian Passport holders who will be trekking in the Nepal region are required to obtain a Tourist Visa to visit Nepal. Tourist visas to Nepal vary in costs. See below table for costing’s for Australian citizens. Your visas can be arranged and approved before arrival in Nepal or obtained upon arrival but expect lengthily delays.

Escape Trekking Adventures supplies you with a Visa form and a short itinerary form to apply for your visa in our registration packs.

  • Your must fill out the visa form and provide the dates of arrival and departure for you intended stay in Nepal, please be careful to ensure the dates go in the right places.
  • Your flight must be booked prior to filling out the form, as you need to provide the flight number and destination of your flight. Be sure to include a copy of your flight itinerary in your application.
  • You must send 1 passport-sized picture of your self in the application.
  • Your passport must valid for at least 6 months from your intended stay.
  • Buy two registered post parcels and include the second one inside the package with your application form and addressed to yourself to ensure the passport is returned safely and efficiently.

You are then are required to package together your short itinerary, flight itinerary, visa form, self addressed return parcel pack, passport picture and your passport into a registered post parcel and mail to the  Embassy of Nepal, PO Box no 1070, Mawson, ACT 2607 (POST TO THE PO BOX ADDRESS)

 

Visa Type Validity Visa Fees
15 Day Multiple Entry Visa Valid for 15 days from the date of entry AU $65.00

For on the spot or urgent Visa processing add $15.00 more.

30 Day Multiple Entry Visa Valid for 30 days from the date of entry AU $85.00 For on the spot or urgent Visa processing add $15.00 more.
90 Day Multiple Entry Visa Valid for 90 days from the date of entry AU $175.00 For on the spot or urgent Visa processing add $15.00 more.

Borneo Visa Information

No Visa required for an Australian tourist on a short stay basis

Tanzania Visa Information

Australian Passport holders who will be trekking MT Kilimanjaro are required to obtain a Tourist Visa to visit Tanzania. Tourist visas to Tanzania cost $95 for Australian citizens. Your visas must be arranged and approved before arrival in Tanzania.

Escape Trekking Adventures supplies you with a Visa form and a short itinerary form to apply for your visa in our registration packs.

  • Your must fill out the visa form and provide the dates of arrival and departure for you intended stay in Tanzania, please be careful to ensure the dates go in the right places.
  • Your flight must be booked prior to filling out the form as you need to provide the flight number and destination of your flight. Be sure to include a copy of your flight itinerary in your application.
  • You must send 2 passport sized picture of your self in the application.
  • You must get a yellow fever vaccination and card to ensure entry is guaranteed
  • Your passport must valid for at least 6 months from your intended stay.
  • The application fee by a Money Order or bank cheque in Australian dollars made payable to Consulate of Tanzania.
  • Buy two registered post parcels and include the second one inside the package with your application form and addressed to yourself to ensure the passport is returned safely and efficiently.
  • Your then are required to package together your short itinerary, flight itinerary, visa form,self addressed return parcel pack, passport pictures and your passport into a registered post parcel and mail to the Consulate of the United Republic of Tanzania Att Visa application’s;(POST TO THE PO BOX ADDRESS)

Victorian, South Australian, Tasmanian and New South Wales residents post to;

Consulate of Tanzania, P O Box 4204, Doncaster Heights, Victoria 3109, Australia.

Europe Visa Information

Your passport must be valid and have at least 6 months before expiry on your entry date to France.

Extract from Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Smart-traveller information site:

“Australians seeking to enter countries that are parties to the Schengen Convention are advised that only the country you plan to visit can provide up-to-date and accurate information about its specific visa requirements. Travellers should contact the nearest High Commission, Embassy or Consulate of the countries they plan to visit well in advance of travel. Generally, Australian tourists planning to spend less than a total of 90 days within a 180 day period in the ‘Schengen area’ do not require visas for countries which are parties to the Schengen Convention.

The following countries are parties to the Schengen Convention: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. It is important to get your passport stamped when entering the Schengen area. The absence of an entry stamp from the initial Schengen port of entry could result in a fine or create difficulties during subsequent encounters with local police or other authorities throughout the Schengen area. A number of changes were approved in June 2013 to entry arrangements under the Schengen Convention. From 19 July 2013 you may be refused entry to the Schengen area if you have less than three months validity

remaining on your passport from your intended date of departure from the Schengen area. See the revised Regulations for further information.”

For full details on requirements for Australian passport holders for approval to enter on arrival please refer to the information provided by the Australian Government.