Frequent traveler stream

This visa stream is for citizens from certain areas of China visiting Australia on a tour organised by an approved travel agent.

With this visa you can

  • visit family or friends
  • be here as a tourist, for a cruise or a holiday
  • undertake business visitor activities

How long you can stay

The visa can be granted for up to 10 years. You can enter Australia as often as you like while the visa is valid but you can only stay:

  • up to 3 months each time you enter
  • for 12 months in total in any 24-month period

Your visa grant letter will tell you how long you can stay.


The visa costs from AUD145 for each applicant.

You might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police certificates and biometrics. 

Processing times

  • 75% of applications in 9 days
  • 90% of applications in 15 days

Your application might take longer to process if:

  • you do not fill it in correctly
  • you do not include all the documents we need or we need more information from you
  • it takes us time to verify your information


You can travel outside Australia and return as many times as you want while the visa is valid.


  • You must meet our health requirement.
  • You must meet our character requirement.
  • Have enough money: You must have, or have access to, enough money to support yourself while you are in Australia.
  • Be a genuine visitor: You must intend to:
    • stay only temporarily in Australia
    • do only the things the visa allows you to do
  • Be a genuine visitor
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