Visitor Visa (600)
The Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) allows people to visit Australia for a short period for tourism, business, or other reasons. There are several streams of the Visitor Visa available, including:
- Tourist Stream: This stream allows visitors to visit Australia for tourism or to visit family and friends. The visa allows for stays of up to 12 months, but the length of stay is determined by the Department of Home Affairs.
- Business Visitor Stream: This stream allows visitors to visit Australia for business-related activities such as attending meetings, conferences, or negotiations. The visa allows for stays of up to 12 months, but the length of stay is determined by the Department of Home Affairs.
- Sponsored Family Stream: This stream allows family members of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to visit Australia for up to 12 months.
- Approved Destination Status Stream: This stream is for Chinese citizens visiting Australia as part of a tour group organized by an approved tour operator.
To be eligible for a Visitor Visa, applicants must provide evidence of their genuine purpose for visiting Australia, such as travel itineraries, return flights, or business invitations. They must also meet health and character requirements and have sufficient funds to cover their expenses while in Australia.
It’s important to note that the Visitor Visa does not allow for work or study in Australia. If you intend to work or study in Australia, you must apply for a different visa. The length of stay allowed under the Visitor Visa is determined by the Department of Home Affairs and can be less than 12 months. It’s also important to comply with the visa conditions, such as not overstaying the visa or engaging in unauthorized activities.