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Visitor Visa (subclass 600)


Who Can Apply For Visitor Visa 600?

There are several types of Visitor visa 600, each with some unique features and requirements. In general terms, you can apply for this subclass 600 visa if you genuinely intend to stay in Australia on a temporary basis, for example, for holidays or to spend time with your family and friends. The most common Visitor visa 600 streams include Tourist visa and Sponsored Family visa. The suitability of any particular Visitor Visa stream largely depends upon an applicant's circumstances. In some circumstances, applying for a Visitor visa in the wrong stream may result in the refusal of the visa application.

Main Benefits of This Visa

After you are granted this visa, you:

  1. Can travel to Australia and live here, usually for a short period of time (often three months to 12 months).

  2. You may also have an opportunity to study for up to 3 months if your Visa allows you to do so.

What Do You Need To Qualify For This Visa?

You will need to satisfy your visa/case officer that:

  • You are a genuine visitor who intends to stay in Australia only temporarily;

  • You have enough funds to support yourself in Australia if you are granted a visitor visa. (These funds may be for travel costs, accommodation, food, etc.);

  • You do not intend to travel to Australia for a business-related activity or to seek medical treatment;

  • You have complied with any conditions imposed on any visa(s) that you were granted in the past;

  • You have not breached Australian immigration laws or violated other laws;

  • You are a person of good character;

  • You are able to satisfy the Health Requirements for this Visa (for example, you do not have a serious medical condition that may put others in danger).

Things to Consider

  • If you have had a visitor visa refused or cancelled in the past, your chances to secure another Visitor Visa may be affected by such cancellation or refusal;

  • If you have overstayed a visa (especially in Australia), then that may cause a problem;

  • If you were banned from applying for a visa for Australia under Public Interest Criteria 4020, then your application is likely to be zealously scrutinized;

  • If you or any member of your family unit (such as your brother, sister, or parent) has applied for an onshore Protection Visa (subclass 866) in Australia, then it may become challenging for you to satisfy that you will return to your country before your visa expires.

Practical Tips

  • Try getting your Visitor Visa application correct, complete, and convincing, before you actually submit it. You must consider and collect all the information and evidence that may substantiate your claims that you are a ‘genuine’ visitor and that you will return to your country as expected.

  • There are certain types of evidence and documents that your visa/case officer may find very helpful in determining the ‘genuineness’ of your claims.

  • When completing the application and forms, you must think about why you are expected to make a particular statement? & why has a particular question been inserted in a form? (Remember: most of the statements and questions in the visitor visa application are for a purpose).

Cost of This Visa

From AUD$150

See Our Blog(s) On This Visa To Learn More

  • Search 'Australian Visitor Visa', 'Visitor Visa Australia', 'Tourist Visa For Australia', or 'Visa refusal or cancellation' on our Blogs Page.

Read about Letters and Notices from the Department of Home Affairs.

If you need our assistance with your Visitor Visa for Australia, please contact us.

Warning! Please note that Australian immigration laws and policies are highly complex and dynamic. Therefore, no information provided on this website in relation to Australian immigration laws and policies (or on any other matter) is intended to be legal advice. Please read our Terms and Conditions.

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