Visitor Visa

Visitor Visa

The employer-sponsored visa allows Australian employers to sponsor specific skilled labour to serve their business needs. It also allows skilled labour of a foreign country to explore their employment options with Australian employers, in case they may need their skills.


Visitor Visa (SUBCLASS 600)

This visa is meant for visit or for business purposes for up to three, six or twelve months. Two subclasses are:

  • The eVisitor (sub-class 651): This visa is free. You must be a passport holder of a certain country as specified in a list issued by Department of Home Affairs.
  • The Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601): This is issued to a passport holder of a certain country as specified in a list issued by Department of Home Affairs.


Medical Treatment Visa (SUBCLASS 602)

The purpose of this visa is to allow anyone visit Australia.

  • For medical treatment or consultations.
  • To support someone needing medical treatment who holds or has  applied for this visa .
  • To donate an organ.


Investor Retirement Visa (SUBCLASS 405)

This is a visa for those self-funded retirees with no dependents and who want to spend rest of their retired lives in Australia.

Special Program Visa (SUBCLASS 416)

Usually, this visa is sought in case of special programs where an approved special program sponsor has sent an invitation to participate in a specifically approved program. The purpose is to enhance international relations and cultural exchange between Australian community and the world at large.

In addition to the Special Program, the Special Program visa (subclass 416) has another stream called Seasonal Worker Program.

Transit Visa (SUBCLASS 771)

This is for you and your dependent children transit through Australia for no longer than 72 hours.

Basic Requirements

Destination Education and Visa Services exactly does this for you. We first listen to your purpose of visiting Australia and as per your requirement, help you identify the exact type of visa that you may need to apply to visit this country. Apart from helping you identify this, we also help you in getting exact requirements of these visas. Some of the basic requirements are:

  • Health check-ups
  • financial documentation
  • character certifications
  • Insurance
  • Providing accommodation on chargeable basis

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FAQs About Visitor Visa Australia

The Australia Visitor Visa is a type of visa that allows individuals to travel to Australia for tourism, visiting family or friends, or participating in certain business activities for a temporary period.

An Australia Tourist Visa is a type of visa that allows individuals to visit Australia for tourism, holidays, and recreational purposes.

It depends on your nationality. Citizens of some countries can enter Australia without a visa for short stays, while others require a Visitor Visa. You should check the official Australian government website or contact the nearest Australian embassy or consulate to determine if you need a visa.

Generally, yes. Most visitors to Australia require a visa. However, citizens of certain countries might be eligible for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or eVisitor visa, which can be obtained online.

You can apply online through the official Australian government website or by submitting a paper application at the nearest Australian embassy or consulate. Online applications are generally faster and more convenient.

You can apply online through the Australian Government’s official immigration website or through an authorised visa application centre in your country.

The requirements can vary based on the type of visitor visa you’re applying for. Generally, you’ll need a valid passport, proof of sufficient funds to cover your expenses during your stay, a genuine reason for visiting Australia, and the intention to leave Australia at the end of your authorized stay.

Typically, you’ll need a valid passport, proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay, a travel itinerary, health insurance, and any supporting documents relevant to your trip.

The length of stay granted with a Visitor Visa can vary. It’s usually up to 3, 6, or 12 months, but it depends on factors like the purpose of your visit and the specific visa you apply for.

The duration can vary, but a standard tourist visa might allow stays of up to 3, 6, or 12 months.

In most cases, the Visitor Visa does not allow you to work in Australia. However, there are certain visitor visas that might allow limited work rights. It’s important to carefully review the conditions of the visa you’re applying for.

In some cases, you might be able to apply for an extension of your tourist visa while in Australia. However, this is subject to certain conditions.

Generally, the primary purpose of a Visitor Visa is tourism or visiting family and friends. If your main intention is to study in Australia, you should consider applying for a student visa instead.

No, a tourist visa generally does not permit you to work in Australia. Engaging in any form of paid work is usually prohibited.

Visa processing times can vary based on factors like the type of visa, your nationality, and the volume of applications. It’s advisable to apply well in advance of your intended travel dates, as processing times can sometimes take several weeks.

While not always mandatory, having valid health insurance is strongly recommended to cover medical expenses during your stay.

Extending your stay in Australia on a Visitor Visa may be possible in some cases, but it’s not guaranteed. You would generally need to apply for an extension before your current visa expires and provide valid reasons for needing an extension.

Yes, you can include family members such as your spouse and dependent children in your visa application.

While health insurance is not a strict requirement for the Visitor Visa, it’s highly recommended. Australia has expensive healthcare, and having health insurance can help cover medical expenses during your stay.

This condition, if attached to your visa, prevents you from applying for most other visas while you are in Australia. You need to leave Australia to apply for a different visa.

Usually, you need to submit a three-month bank statement with a closing balance of at least $5,000 AUD. You must show your ability to pay for housing rent, travel to and from Australia, and visa application fees.

Processing times can vary based on factors such as the visa type, your location, and the time of year. It’s best to check the official website for estimated processing times.

The cost depends on the type of visa you’re applying for and your age. A short-term visit to Australia is permitted with a tourist visa. The price of the visa varies according to the type of passport you have and how long you plan to stay. You might have to pay anywhere from 135 to 1000 dollars (AUD) for it. Updated prices can be found on the official Australian Government immigration website.

If your visa application is denied, you’ll receive a notice explaining the reason for the refusal. You might have the option to appeal the decision or reapply with additional information.

Having a criminal record might affect your eligibility, but it depends on the nature of the offense. It’s important to provide accurate and honest information in your application.

It’s recommended to apply well in advance of your intended travel dates, preferably a few months before your trip.

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