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Visit Visa

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

Cost

From AUD365

Processing Time

  • 75% of applications in 17 days
  • 90% of applications in 28 days
  • We might grant you a stay of 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

Cost

From AUD36145

Processing Time

  • 75% of applications in 17 days
  • 90% of applications in 28 days
  • We might grant you a stay of 3, 6 or 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

Cost

AUD145. We might ask your sponsor to pay a security bond.

Processing Time

  • 75% of applications in 17 days
  • 90% of applications in 28 days
  • You must be sponsored by an eligible family member who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • We might ask your sponsor to pay a security bond

Business visitor stream

This visa stream lets you visit Australia for business reasons.

Stay

Up to 3 months

Cost

AUD145.

Processing Time

  • 75% of applications in 8 days
  • 90% of applications in 17 days
  • You can make a short visit for business visitor reasons, but you can’t work or sell goods or services
  • We might let you enter Australia once or many times while the visa is valid
  • 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

Cost

AUD145.

Processing Time

  • 75% of applications in 1 days
  • 90% of applications in 2 days
  • 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.

Cost

AUD1065.

Processing Time

  • 75% of applications in 9 days
  • 90% of applications in 15 days
  • We might grant a validity period for up to 10 years
  • 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

VISITOR  VISA for Australia (SUBCLASS 600)

Introduction: Visitor Visa (subclass 600) is a short-term visa that highlights the visa details of a traveler traveling to Australia for business or family visits or to enjoy the country as a tourist.

The visa can be of four forms depending on the nature and purpose of the traveler’s visit to Australia.

Tourist: This applies to the travelers visiting Australia for a joy trip vacationing with family and friends. When the visa is applied while in Australia, the concerned applicant should be in Australia while the visa is being confirmed, else the applicant need not be out side Australia to apply for the visa.

Business Visitor: This visa focuses on the business men due to their transient nature of visit to Australia for official consultations and conventions. The applicant must apply for the visa outside the concerned country while the visa is being confirmed.

Sponsored Family: This visa is for those people who travel to Australia to visit friends and families. This visa will need a sponsor to be mentioned from the side of the applicant as to refer him/her to provide a bond. Once you have arrived Australia, re-application of the visa is not possible.

Approved Destination Status: This visa is for the travelers from the People’s Republic of China who travel in organized groups. The visa must be applied outside Australia when it is being confirmed.

Benefits of the visa: The visa lets you to:

  • Go around the country as a tourist and visit families and friends
  • Study in Australia for about three months
  • Participate in business conventions, other than:
    • You provide your services to another organization in Australia
    • You sell goods and services to the public.

The number of visits you can have with the visa will be mentioned by the department.

  • If you are allowed to enter the country only once, you will need to apply for a new visa if you decide to return to Australia once you leave.
  • You can travel to and fro Australia any number of times until your visa is valid, but the time spent in Australia cannot exceed the period of stay that you have initially been guaranteed.

Eligibility Criteria: If you are willing to apply, you must:

  • Meet the health and character requirements
  • Have sufficient financial means to self-support until your stay.
  • Look through the activities that you have applied for according to the mentioned forms of the visa.

Health: Health examinations are necessary depends on the duration of stay. The need for taking this test will depend on the basic situations and country of origin and residence. The results are valid for 12 months.

While in Australia, you will be responsible for all the financial costs when it comes to health. Unless the applicant’s country has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with the concerned country, Australia’s national health scheme will not be able to provide help.

Character: The applicant must in all times be ready to provide a police certificate from each country he/she has been to and lived for 12+ months in the past 10 years once the applicant has turned 16.

  • There should be no notable debts to the Australian Government .If so, you should re-pay it.
  • You will be requested to provide bio-metrics (scientific identification based on characteristic or traits) as part of the application(Optional).

4 thoughts on “Visit Visa

  1. Sir
    I am a volunteer. so I need tourist visa can u tell me what is documents required .I already pay for volunteer . but u tell me how much I show money its suficent for my visa and I buy ticket now or after visa please reply me sir
    Thanks
    Prince

  2. I want to know the options available to my friend who applied for visit visa subcalss 600, he was refused on the basis of “insufficient incentive to return” with following reasons mentioned by refusing officer:-

    My decision is based on the following factors
    The applicant intends travelling to Australia to visit sister for a period of up to three months. In support of this application, I have considered that the applicant intends travelling to Australia for visiting his sister , and that the applicant has demonstrated access to adequate funds to support his travel and stay in Australia. While I recognise that family visits are important, I must consider whether or not I am satisfied that the applicant’s intentions are as stated and that the applicant meets the requirements of the legislation for the grant of a visa.
    I therefore must assess this application on all its merits, taking into consideration the applicant’s current circumstances and the circumstances in the applicant’s home country.
    I note that the applicant has indicated some family ties that will not be accompanying to him on this proposed travel. I have given his remaining family ties a little weight, as these ties are weak, and do not always provide an incentive to leave Australia. These ties should therefore be considered in the broader context of the applicant’s personal circumstances, and must be weighed against other relevant factors. This therefore necessitates a closer look at the applicant’s personal financial and economic circumstances in Pakistan, as well as his travel history.
    I have considered that the applicant has employment commitments in Pakistan. Considering the above, I am not satisfied that the applicant has viable business ties, that would act as a strong incentive for the applicant to leave Australia at the end of this proposed visit, especially given the comparatively greater economic opportunities which might encourage the applicant to remain in Australia.
    Evidence of previous international travel history the applicant has supplied is too limited. This alone does not satisfy me that the applicant has a strong international travel history and compliance with immigration law with countries such as Australia, UK, Canada or USA who maintain a rigorous immigration pre-clearance Considering the applicant’s personal and economic circumstances and all the information before me on balance, I am not satisfied that the applicant has demonstrated sufficient incentive to return.
    After considering the information provided, I am not satisfied that the applicant genuinely intends to stay temporarily in Australia for the purposes set out above.
    Therefore, I am not satisfied that the applicant meets the relevant criteria in clause 600.211 in Schedule 2 of the Migration Regulations.

    Decision
    As clause 600.211 is not satisfied, I find the criteria for the grant of a Visitor (Tourist) visa in the Tourist stream are not satisfied. Therefore, I refuse the application by the applicant for a Visitor (Tourist) visa in the Tourist stream.

    Regards

    1. Hello Asif,
      I feel that the refusal is not justifying proper reasons. It is better you apply once again. The officer was harsh in handling her case. Use a migration agent this time when you re-apply for the visitor visa once again. What is the main reason for her vist need to be explained in detail.

      with regards

      dilip

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