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Australia Visitor Visa

Surrounded by the Indian Ocean and South Pacific Ocean, the country of Australia is located in the continent of Oceania, and is the sixth largest country in the world. Being an island, Australia does not share its land borders with any country.

A land of kangaroos, amazing wildlife, stunning sceneries, and a plethora of marine and fun activities, Australia is an ideal destination for an adventure junkie, nature enthusiast, beach lover or a party freak. Millions of travellers all around the world flock here to enjoy the unimaginable vistas, surf in the ocean and revel on its untouched islands. There are so much to do and see in Australia that several years will not be able to encompass all its attractions.

Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island is among the world's best beaches that is blessed with silky white sand and crystal clear water. It offers some breathtaking sceneries while taking a day cruise to Hamilton Island. World-known Sydney Harbour is a mesmerizing place for visitors and locals alike for sailing, cruising, swimming at beaches, walking along the foreshore and picnicking. For bikers and travel enthusiasts, travel the Great Ocean Road to enjoy the worlds most scenic coastal drive and explore the natural wonders of 12 Apostles. There are a plethora of marine adventures as the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland is ideal for snorkeling to enjoy underwater aquatic life.

Tourist Stream Visas in Australia

Visitor visa (subclass 600)
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. It lets an applicant stayUp to 12 months. The govt. might grant you a stay of 3, 6 or 12 months. It is used to visit friends and family, cruise or have a holiday. You must be outside Australia when you apply for the same. The visa fees for this is from AUD145.

Due to COVID-19, some visa processing times have been affected and applications may take longer to finalise. For Visitors and Working Holiday Makers the processing time is calculated differently depending on when you applied.

Visitor visa (subclass 600)
Sponsored family stream

This visa stream lets people who are sponsored, usually by a family member, come to Australia to visit their family members. It lets candidate stayup to 12 months and it costs AUD145. 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. You must be outside Australia when you apply and when we decide your visa.

Visitor visa (subclass 600)
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. The stay approved is for the period or until the date authorities specify in your grant letter. The application costs AUD145 and the processing time for this visa are based on the age of applications finalised in a given period.

This visa lets citizens of the People's Republic of China (excluding SARs) visit Australia with an organised tour group and you must remain with the organised tour group

Visitor visa (subclass 600)
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.The visa can be granted for up to 10 years and one can stay up to 3 months each time you enter. It costs around AUD1,085.

Requirements For An Australian Visa

All applicants must meet the relevant Australian visa requirements that apply to their visa. Each Australian visa type presents different requirements as well as terms and conditions but here are a few generalvisa requirements.

  • Documents proving the applicant's eligibility (eligibility criteria depend on the visa type)
  • Travel purposes compatible with the visa type
  • Proof of financial means
  • Payment of the relevant Australian visa fee (if applicable)
  • Active email address to receive communications regarding the electronic visa request
  • Meeting the general character and health requirements to visit Australia
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