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Visitor visa to Australia to meet your family, friends, for medical treatment or for business requires a Travel visa.It is ideal for vacationers willing to travel for 1 year or less to Australia. Visitor Visa (subclass 600) is designed for those who are willing to take an Australian trip, explore the country and reside there for some time.

VISITOR VISA (SUBCLASS 600):

The Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) is divided into 4 main streams:

  • Tourist stream: This visa is for the people who are willing to travel to Australia for the purpose of visiting family and friends, for a holiday or recreation. If you are intending to apply for this visa in Australia, you must be living in Australia when the visa is granted. Likewise if you are intending to apply for this visa from outside Australia, it is crucial that you are outside Australia when the visa is granted.
  • Sponsored Family stream: This visa is specifically designed for those who are travelling to Australia to visit their family. It is crucial to have a sponsor a relative living in Australia) to provide a bond on your behalf. It is important to ensure that at the time of application and issuance of this visa you must be outside Australia. After your arrival in Australia you cannot apply for another visa.
  • Business Visitor stream: People intending to travel to Australia for their short business visits can apply for this visa. Your conferences, meetings and negotiations are all included in these short business visits. While applying for this visa and during the issuance of the same the applicant is required to be outside Australia.
  • Approved destination status stream:This visa has been exclusively designed for the residents of People’s Republic of China who are travelling to Australia on a tour organized by an approved travel agent. The applicants are required to be outside the Australian continent while applying for the visa and during issuance of the visa.

WHAT VISITOR VISA (SUBCLASS 600) LETS YOU DO?

Let us dive through the working of this Visitor Visa to Australia (Subclass 600). This visa permits you to travel in Australia on the following conditions:

  • You are permitted to travel to Australia to visit your family and friends or to have a holiday.
  • If you are applying for a study course in Australia, the duration of the course must not be for more than 3 months.
  • You are allowed to travel for any business activity during your stay in Australia provided no work/service is provided to any Australian organization. You are not permitted to sell goods/services to Australian public.

The Department tells you about the number of entries that you are allowed in Australia on this visa. You may enter Australia only once if the department allows you once.  In case, if you wish to re-enter Australia after you depart, then you need to apply for a new visa all over. The Department may even allow you multiple entries during the validity of your visa.

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KEY REQUIREMENT (ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA) TO APPLY FOR SUBCLASS 600:

An applicant willing to apply for Subclass 600 visa needs to accomplish key focuses imparted by the Australian Government. The requirements to apply for Visitor visa (subclass 600) are:

  • Financial details must be submitted at the time of application to the concerned authority. Even if you are visiting Australia to meet your family or for business, you are required to show a financer or sponsor who lives in Australia.
  • Character and Medical requirements (examinations) need to be met as per law before applying for this visa.
  • The applicant or his family should not have any financial debts.
  • The purpose of the visit must be specified clearly. All details pertaining to the journey and travel have to be provided.
  • Provide the documents of the person travelling with the applicant too.
  • Proof of funds is quintessential. Also, keep some extra money handy to avoid shortfall of funds.
  • You are prohibited to work. However, you are permitted to take up short term study courses that are no longer than 3 months in duration.
  • It is important to convince the visa officer that the applicant will return to the home country before the expiration of the visa.
  • You are prohibited to work. However, you are permitted to take up short term study courses that are no longer than 3 months in duration.

Keeping all the necessary documents updated will help save time and hassles.

PROCESSING TIME FOR SUBCLASS 600:

The Application structure is extremely important as the time interval of Visitor visa 600 is entirely dependent on the application. As you all are aware that the visa subclass 600 has four categories, tourist visa, business visa, destination visa and family visa; let us the see what is the processing time required for each.

Name of the Visa Processing Time
Visitor Visa subclass 600 75% Applications 90% Applications
Tourist Stream Visa 21 days35 days
Sponsored Family Stream 55 days73 days
Business Visitor stream 15 days23 days
Approved Destination Status stream                                  Between  2 to 5 days

COST OF VISA SUBCLASS 600:

The cost of visitor visa may vary depending upon the category. The cost for Sponsored Family visa, Approved Destination visa and Business visa is AUD 145. For the tourist visa the cost is AUD 365 (application within the country) and AUD 145 (application outside the country).

CONCLUSION:

The Visitor visa Subclass 600 is no doubt one of the finest in the lot of the visas for Australia. But before applying one needs to compare both the pros and cons of applying for this visa. So friends, pull up your socks to have a glimpse of the beautiful country called Australia.

Do you want to study or Immigrate to Australia or Canada? Contact our Registered Migration Agent of Australia or Immigration Consultant in Brampton today at +1 289 298 1000 or Book Free Consultation.

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