Visa applications: General information

The following information is provided by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection. We recommend that all overseas participants to IJCAI-17 read this carefully.

Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (the only exceptions to this are New Zealand passport holders and permanent residents of Norfolk Island).

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, and the passport they are holding.

The following "visa finder" web page can be of help to find out which visa is suitable for you:

Please also refer to the Business Information Sheet for guidance on the visa options that may be most suitable for you.

Please also refer to the General Information for Visa Applicants.

Please take into account processing times and lodge visa applications as early as possible.

NB: These are the visa options available presently but the Department of Immigration and Border Protection reserves the right to change regulations. IJCAI-17 assistance will NOT guarantee a visa grant. Visa applicants must demonstrate that they meet all the legislative requirements for an Australian visa.

Visa applications: Support letters

IJCAI-17 is able to provide visa support letters to attendees that have paid the conference registration in full as well as for registered accompanying persons. For attendees, the support letter generation is handled by the conference registration system.

Only for accompanying persons (i.e., not delegates), please send an email with subject support letter to and we will send you then a link to a form where you can enter all the personal details of your accompanying person, necessary for the letter. The letter will then be sent to you via email, after checking with the registration system that you have registered and paid in full.

Any inquiries please write an email to with your question.