Australia has two types of visitor visas
- Subclass 600
- Subclass e600
Visa class 600
This visa lets you to visit Australia as tourist, business purpose or visit family for a temporary stay.
This visa has four streams:-
- Tourist stream-This visa is for the individuals who want to travel to Australia for holidays, recreational activities, to visit friends and family.
- Business Visitor stream-This is for the people who want to travel to Australia for business purposes including making a general business or employment enquiry, negotiations or participating in a conference.
- Sponsored Family stream-This visa is for the people want to visit their family and sponsored by their relative.
- Approved Destination Status stream-This visa is for people from the People’s Republic of China who are travelling in an organised tour group.
- You have good health and moral conduct.
- You must be able to convince the authority your purpose of visit.
- You have sufficient funds to support yourself and family if travelling along.
- You are able to satisfy the visa officer that you would return to your home country after your visa expires.
- You do not have any outstanding debts to Australian government and have arranged to pay the same if any.
- You should have sponsorship from a relative if you apply under family stream visitor visa.
Allows you to travel to Australia for holidays, business purpose or meeting your friends and family.
Allows you to study in Australia for three months.
Work as a genuine unpaid volunteer, but only if an Australian resident would not otherwise be paid to do the work.
How much the visa costs?
- Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)-130$$(Base Application Charge)
- Additional Applicant Charge 18 and over-N/A
- Additional Applicant Charge 18 and under-N/A
Medical Examination:-To be paid directly to the doctor conducting medical examination
Police check:-To the corresponding authorities in the respective countries where you have lived for more than 6/12 months depending on the visa subclass
Visitor Visa e600
The Australian e600 Visitor Visa (subclass 600) is designed for people who are NOT on the ETA Eligible Country list, or people who wish to take a trip to Australia for longer than 3 months.
The Visitor Visa (subclass 600) allows you to stay in Australia for:
- a stay of up to 12 months, or a shorter period, depending on the purpose of the visit and your personal circumstances; and
- as a single or multiple entries to Australia.
Application for the Long Stay e600 Visitor Visa
The Visitor Visa (subclass 600) differs from the ETA in that it is not instantly processed, but it is available to a wider selection of countries and for up to 12 months, as opposed to the strict 3 month limitation that the ETA imposes.
The Australia Tourist Visa from India usually takes approximately 20 days to be processed from the date that it is applied for. However, additional documentation may be required to complete your application which could significantly delay the process. In certain circumstances it may be more appropriate for Visa Bureau to process an eVisitor visa (subclass 651) on your behalf; however, this does not nullify the costs incurred for the Visitor Visa (subclass 600).
Please note: if you are planning a trip to Australia for 3 months or less and your passport is from one of the listed ETA Eligible Countries you should apply for either an ETA Tourist Visa Australia or ETA Business Visa, depending on the purpose of your visit. We strongly advise that you not make travel arrangements until you receive confirmation that your visa is approved.
While the list of eligible countries is more expansive than that of the ETA, you are still required to have a current and valid passport in order to qualify for one. To see whether you are eligible, please check the list of Visitor Visa (subclass 600) eligible countries. Note: If your country of citizenship is not on the list of e600 Visitor Visa Eligible Countries, then you may still be able to apply for a Paper-Based 600 Visitor Visa. However, you will need to be resident in the UK to apply with the Australian Visa Bureau.
Visitors to Australia must be willing and able to abide by the visa validity and conditions while in Australia. If you do not abide by these conditions, your visa may be cancelled or you may be subject to other penalties.
Visitor Visa (subclass 600) holders must conduct themselves according to the following rules:
- You must not work while in Australia; Note: Voluntary work may be permitted.
- You must not study for more than three months while in Australia; Note: if you intend to study for longer than four weeks, you may be required to pass a health examination before starting your course. Some countries are exempt from this examination.
- Your visa may be granted with a ‘No further stay’ condition. If this is the case, you will not be granted any other visa (except for a Protection visa) while you remain in Australia. This condition may be waived in exceptional circumstances; AND
- The holder must depart within the validity of the Visitor Visa.
In addition to the above visa conditions, if you seek to stay in Australia for more than 6 months, you may also be asked to undergo a chest x-ray and/or medical examination. Your application for a Tourist visa may therefore take longer to process than the usual timeframe of approximately 20 days.
Should you be from a country that the Australian government considers as having a level of risk, there is also the possibility that you will be asked to undergo a chest x-ray and/or medical examination regardless of the length of time you are intending to stay in Australia for.
Additionally, Visitor Visa (subclass 600) applicants who are over the age of 75 are required by law to meet the visa’s medical requirements. These requirements include:
- Providing evidence with your application that you have health insurance to cover your stay in Australia.
- Undergoing a health examination by a certified doctor to prove your fitness for travel to Australia.
Failure to meet these Australia visitor visa requirements will result in you being illegible for travel to Australia via this visa class.
Proof of Funds
When applying for a Visitor Visa (subclass 600) with a validity of the maximum 12 months, you must have access to sufficient funds to cover your expenses while in Australia. As you will not be eligible for Australian employment, you may be required to display the necessary proof of funds. Examples of this include a personal bank statements, pay slips, audited accounts or taxation records.
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