The growth of Australia as a country has invited people from all around the globe - for study, for tourism, for business, for social and recreational reasons, and more. If you want to Visit Australia for leisure or for business, Subclass 600/601/651/444/461/417/462 is the way to go. These multiple subclasses cater to different types of visitors to Australia.
The visa process laid out by the Australian government is not stringent. It only asks for basic documents, including a sponsorship letter from the host present in Australia. Visa tenure is anywhere between 3 months and 1 year. It's not extendable unless in exceptional circumstances. So a visitor has to leave the country before the visa expires and obtain a new visa to make a fresh visit.
Below are some details related to the same:
For a Tourist - If it's a recreation, leisure, or a visit to the family and friends except for business or medical treatment, you have two options:
Apply from outside Australia - Be anywhere in the world. Submit the visa application at nearest visa office and obtain the visa
Apply in Australia - Be in Australia. Apply and obtain the visa.
For a Business Visitor - This visa lets you explore general business & employment opportunities, carry out negotiations, and participate in conferences. You have to be outside Australia to apply for this visa.
For Sponsored Family Visitor - A sponsorship letter and a bond is required from a family member essentially an Australian Citizen or a permanent resident. You have to be outside Australia to apply and obtain this visa.
Keywest prepares your file for visit visa for Australia in no time. Our expert counselors know what it takes to have Australian visa stamped in the passport. Talk to Keywest Consultant.
To be granted this visa, you must:
You must meet certain health requirements. The health examinations you need will depend on your personal circumstances, including your period of stay, country of citizenship, time spent in another country during the last five years and your intended activities in Australia. The results of your health examinations are generally valid for 12 months.
You are responsible for all your health costs while you are in Australia. You will not be covered by Australia's national health scheme (Medicare) unless your country has a reciprocal health care agreement with Australia.
We recommend that you take out health insurance each time you travel to Australia.
You must meet certain character requirements. You must be prepared to provide a police certificate from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more during the past 10 years after you turned 16 years of age. Do not arrange for police certificates until we ask you to.
Debts to the Australian Government:
You must have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government or have arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian Government before this visa can be granted.You must also be able to show that you are travelling to Australia as a genuine visitor, for example as a tourist, for recreation or to visit your family and friends.
If you are visiting your family, we will tell you whether you need a sponsor or need to pay a security bond when you apply.
You could be asked to prove that you hold 12 months of health insurance cover.
Application Fees for Australia Tourist Visa / Australia Visitor Visa
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