Holy See Visa Information
|While all episcopal sees can be referred to as holy, the expression "the Holy See" (without further specification) is normally used in international relations (as well as in the canon law of the Catholic Church) to refer to the central government of the Catholic Church, headed by the Bishop of Rome, commonly called the Pope.|
Ambassadors are officially accredited to "the Holy See", and its representatives to states and international organizations are recognized as representing "the Holy See".
Who Need Visa:
All pilgrims who are not Australian or New Zealand citizens will need an entry visa for Australia. After the Phase 2 registration opens in July 2007, group leaders will have to provide certain details about each individual member of the group. The procedure for visa application is incorporated in the registration system. The mechanism and time required vary according to the nationality of the applicant.
In some cases, to meet the requirements of the Australian Government, local bishops will need to provide a statement of support for the pilgrim’s application for a visa. More details will be available closer to the opening of the full registration phase.
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