is there a list of High Risk countries from DIAC? My good friend is from YEMEN and he wants to apply so he wants to know if it is in high risk list ?
Thank you v much for your reply i have further 2 question if u dnt mind plz.All those countries whose passport holders are not eligible for Electronic Travel Authority(ETA) are high risk countries.Following URL might be helpful:
Visitors – Online Applications – Applications & Forms
1. The security check is not affected by visa class - it's more to do with your country of citizenship and the associated threat level.
2. It depends on the country of citizenship and in some cases also the region(s) that you have lived in. It will be up to DIAC to decide whether your friend will undergo a security check. Your friend should just apply for his visa and then roll with the punches - it may be that DIAC deems that a security check is not required but that would be up to them to decide. Yes, the checks can take a while but provided that one does not have anything to hide, this will just be a formality and the visa will follow.
Even though India is in high risk category the visa processing time is at par with non risky countries.
True Not all HR countries are born equalEven though India is in high risk category the visa processing time is at par with non risky countries.