Visitor (subclass 600)

What is visitor visa subclass 600?

Visitor visa (subclass 600)  visa lets foreign nationals to visit Australia for tourism or business purpose for a short period of time. Visa duration and entry permit may vary depending on the streams and intended activity in Australia.

Including family member in 600 visa application:

Visa applicants can not include their family members in their visa application. Each family member should make a separate application. There are a few visa streams to choose from according to your intended activity in Australia, country of passport you hold and your relationship with any Australian permanent residence or citizen.

Cost of visitor visa 600:

The applicant should provide application fee and the applicants might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police certificates, and biometrics.

Visitor visa 600 processing time:

The specific timeframe for a Visitor Visa 600 cannot be freely selected, as it varies based on the application process and adherence to the necessary rules and regulations. The visa subclass 600 encompasses four categories: tourist visa, family visa, business visa, and destination visa.

Tourist stream

Discover What You Can Do with This subclass 600 Visa:

This visitor visa 600 stream allows visa holders to visit friends and family, have a holiday, tourist and recreational activities. This visa stream also may suit you, if you hold another visa that is expiring and wants to stay longer.

How long you can stay:

Generally, visitor visa 600 grants a stay period of 3 months. But this visa might be granted up to 12 months with multiple entry. Visa holder also eligible to study for 3 months in Australia if visa duration allows doing so. If visa granted with single entry, the visa holder cannot re-enter in Australia on the same visa. They must apply for another visa to enter Australia again. If visa granted with multiple entry, visa holder able to re-enter Australia multiple times duration of their visa. If visa granted without no further stay conditions, then visa holder may eligible to apply for another visa class if required.

Sponsored Family stream

Sponsored Family Visa:

This stream for those who are sponsored by a family member who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

This stream is similar to the Tourist visa 600 stream, but this stream requires to be sponsored, Mandatory No further stay condition, also sponsor may need to pay a security bond if requested by the department.

Parents of Australian citizens or permanent residents:

If you are the parent or step-parent of an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and you meet all the visa criteria, your tourist visa 600 could be granted a visa for longer than 12 months. You must also have made adequate arrangements for health insurance.

Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (If you want to stay longer than 12 months on each visit) For more

Business Visitor stream

Visitor visa 600 (Business Stream)

This stream for those who are visiting Australia for business activities.

Visa holders can not be involved in any paid activity in Australia. Their purpose should be business-related. Applicant must be outside Australia at the time of application and application decision.

This visa might be granted up to 12 months with multiple entry. For more

Approved Destination Status stream

This visa stream is for citizens of the People's Republic of China (excluding SARs) visit Australia on a tour organized by an approved travel agent. Visa holder must remain with the organized tour group

Frequent traveller stream

This visa stream is for citizens of the People's Republic of China (excluding SARs) who travel often to Australian for business or personal reasons.

This visa could be granted for up to 10 years with up to 3 months stay on each visit.

This visa stream is the most expensive among all other visitor visa stream. As of April 2020, the application fee is AUD 1,065. For more

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