A visitor visa is a temporary visa. The visitor visa (subclass 600) is for people who want to travel to Australia for business, for holiday or to visit a friend or family. This visa is applicable for 3, 6, or 12 months in Australia. We are here with the complete guide of visitor visa for Australia.
There are four streams in this traveling class.
- Business Visitor
- Sponsored Family
- Approved Destination Status
This stream of a visitor visa is for people who want to travel as a tourist to visit family or friends, and for a holiday. You can apply for this visa from inside Australia and you can get a visa grant for up to 12 months.
You can also apply for a visa outside Australia but then you have to be outside of Australia. In this process, you can get a grant of 3, 6, or month visa.
Business Visitor Stream
This stream of subclass 600 lets you travel to Australia for business trips like attend conferences, business meetings, negotiation, etc. You have to be outside of Australia when applying for this visa.
Sponsored Family Visa
This stream is for those people who want to travel to Australia to meet their families. A person should have a sponsor in Australia and can be asked to show the relationship between you and the sponsor.
You must be outside of Australia when applying for this stream and once you arrived in Australia, you cannot apply for another visa.
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Approved Destination Status Stream
This stream is for people of the Republic of China, who want to travel to Australia. They can certainly come to tour in Australia by the tour designed by an approved agent. For this stream, you should also be outside of Australia to apply.
The department will tell you the duration of your visa and how many times you can travel.
- You may be allowed entry into Australia only once. You have to apply for a new visa to come back to Australia.
- You may be allowed to travel as many times as you like while your visa is valid.
Processes and Requirements
You should have a passport before applying for the visa application because that passport number will go in an application and you should have the same passport with you while traveling to Australia.
You have to provide documents as proof in claiming your applications. You have to provide passport details, a national identity card (if there is one), and letter from your relative who is sponsoring you, and your accommodation details.
If you are traveling from a country that has a high rate of visitor visa non-compliance then you have to show some more documents to make your application valid.
After the documents are done, you can lodge your visa application. You can apply online also.
After the lodging process is complete, wait for the department’s decision. It can take time depending on your country and different situations.
The department can ask you for more information related to an application. You can also provide more information to the department until the decision is made.
You can also be interviewed and if you are asked to take your passport with you.
You must meet certain health and character requirements. It is good to purchase health cover while traveling so in case of emergency, you can have support because health expenses can be expensive.
There are some restrictions that you need to take care of while you are on a visitor visa.
- Do not work on any business organization in Australia.
- Do not sell anything to the public.
- Do not sell or provide services of any kind to other companies.
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