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Visitor Visa

You can apply for this visa if you are:

  • Outside Australia and want to visit (genuinely) for tourism or to visit family members
  • In Australia and want to extend your stay as a visitor;
  • Planning a short-term non-work visit; or
  • Planning to study for less than 3 months

If you lodge your application when you are in Australia, you must also be in Australia at the time a decision is to be made on your application. If you lodge your application while you are outside Australia, you must also be outside when your application is finalised.

With this visa you can have either a single entry or multiple entries into Australia for a stay period of up to 3, 6 or 12 months.

You will need to:

  • Meet character and health requirements, if applicable;
  • Have access to sufficient funds to cover all costs for the duration of your stay in Australia. You may be asked to provide evidence of your funds; and
  • Have no outstanding debts to the Commonwealth of Australia.

Speak with our immigration specialist to assess your visitor visa application.

Subclass 600 Streams

Tourist stream (apply in Australia)

  • This visa stream lets you visit Australia as a tourist, to see family and friends or for purposes other than business or medical treatment.
  • Stay: Up to 12 months
  • Visit friends and family, cruise or have a holiday. If you hold another visa that is expiring and want to stay longer, this visa might suit you

Tourist stream (apply outside Australia)

  • This visa stream lets you visit Australia as a tourist, to go on a cruise or to see family and friends.
  • Stay: Up to 12 months
  • Eligible parents of Australian citizens might be granted a longer validity period. Visit friends and family, cruise or have a holiday.

Sponsored family stream

  • This visa stream lets people who are sponsored, usually by a family member, come to Australia to visit their family members.
  • Stay: Up to 12 months
  • You must be sponsored by an eligible family member who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Sponsor might be asked to pay a security bond by the Immigration Department

Business visitor stream

  • This visa stream lets you visit Australia for business reasons.
  • Stay: Up to 3 months
  • You can make a short visit for business visitor reasons, but you can’t work or sell goods or services. You must be outside Australia when you apply and when we decide your visa

Approved Destination Status stream

  • This visa stream is for citizens from certain areas of China visiting Australia on a tour organised by an approved travel agent.
  • Stay: For the period or until the date we specify in your grant letter
  • This visa lets citizens of the People’s Republic of China (excluding SARs) visit Australia with an organised tour group. You must remain with the organised tour group

Frequent traveller stream

  • This visa stream is for citizens of the People’s Republic of China who travel often to Australia for business or personal reasons.
  • Stay: The visa can be granted for up to 10 years. Stay up to 3 months each time you enter.
  • You must hold a passport from the People’s Republic of China, SARs excluded. You must provide biometrics within the People’s Republic of China before you apply

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