Australian High Commission
Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Comoros, Reunion Island (consular)

Transit Visa Checklist - Subclass 771 - Jan 2016

Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Comoros and Reunion Island

Processed at port louis Post


transit Visa

Application Checklist

 (subclass 771)


Applicant Name:


Passport Number:


Email Address:


Phone No:

VLN: (Office use only)


The visa application checklist helps you check that you have included all of the necessary documentation required by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to process your visa application. For detailed information about visas and citizenship please consult the following websites:


How to use the checklist

  1. Before you sign your visa application form, use this checklist to make sure your application is complete. 
  2. When you are satisfied that you have correctly completed your visa application form and all of the relevant documentation is included, you should sign and date your visa application form.
  3. Include the completed visa application checklist when you lodge your visa application form and relevant documentation at the Australian High Commission. See Visa Office contact details at


    Important information

    Please be aware that the decision on your visa application may be based on the information and documentation that you include at the time of lodgement. Applicants should not make arrangements to travel to Australia until advised that their visa has been approved. You may be asked to provide information in addition to that provided in your application. If this is the case, you will be given a date by which you will have to provide the information.

    The provision of false or misleading information or documents may have an adverse effect on the outcome of the application and will delay processing.

    You must provide a certified copy of the documents, not the originals. Please be aware that any original documents you choose to provide may not be returned to you. If an original is required, the Immigration processing office will request this from you. All documents must be certified by the relevant authority. Documents not in English must be accompanied by accredited English translations.


    Lodgement of visa applications:

  • Applications must be lodged at the Visa Counter at the Australian High Commission on any of the following days:

    Monday and Wednesday between 09.30 am and 11.50 am

    (Please note: the last visa application must be lodged by 11.50 am at latest)

    Please note that there is no requirement for you to lodge the visa application in person as anybody may lodge the visa application on your behalf (eg a family member, a relative, a friend or your travel agent)


  • Applications can also be lodged via courier to the Australian High Commission in Port Louis (please note that applications should not be sent by regular post). The courier address is:

    2ND Floor Rogers House

    No 5 President John Kennedy Street

    Port Louis





    For more information

    See the DIBP website for more information on this particular visa.

    Please ensure the latest version of the application form is used.


Complete this checklist and attach all documentation – in the order provided below. The checklist should be placed to the back of your application.



Tick the support document you are submitting


Use Only


Form and Fees



A completed and signed Form 876 – Application transit visa to Australia

Please note - a separate application form must be completed for each person holding a separate passport.

Forms are available for download at 




Your Identity



A certified copy of the bio data page of the current passport or travel document (this is the page with the holder's photo and personal details and the issue/expiry dates). Include copies of all pages that contain visas and stamps.

Note: your passport must have at least six months left before the expiry date.




One recent passport-sized photograph, (45 mm x 35 mm), no more than six months old, of you.

This should be of the head and shoulders only against a plain background and should not be digitally altered.

  • Print the name of the person on the back of the photograph.




If your name has changed, formal documentary evidence of change of name.






There is no Visa Application Charge for this visa.




Your activities in Australia



* Full itinerary from travel agent/ airline with proposed arrival and departure dates and all countries of destination.

* Evidence that you have been granted a visa for the country of destination which you intend to visit, take up employment or to reside permanently.  

* Evidence of hotel booking made if you intend to transit in Australia between 24 hours and 72 hours.

* In the case where you do not need a visa for the country of destination please attach supporting evidence.

* A supporting letter from your company if you will be travelling on behalf of your company

Please note that you cannot lodge an application for a Transit visa without having been granted a visa for the country that you intend to visit, take up employment or to reside permanently.

Note that a confirmed flight ticket is not required and as there is no guarantee you will be granted a visa, you should not make unalterable or non-refundable travel arrangements.








Applicants 75 years of age and over






If you are a crew member wishing to join a ship in Australia:

  • Attach evidence that you have been granted a Maritime Crew Visa (MCV) on the same passport which you are using to apply for this transit visa.
  • Provide a letter from your employer confirming your employment details with the vessel, the name of the vessel and the port and date you are expected to join the vessel.






I acknowledge that:


o      I have provided all necessary documentation as requested on this checklist.   Or

o      I have not provided all the information requested on this checklist and I am aware that a decision may be made based on the information I have provided.

I also acknowledge that I am responsible for any related mail, courier and document handling charges, including cost for providing any additional information which may be requested by DIBP.


Note: This must be signed by parent(s) or guardian if applicant is under 18.


Applicant name