Visitor Visa

Australia offers Visitor Visas for individuals who wish to visit the country for tourism, visiting family or friends, or other short-term purposes. The Visitor Visa options include:

  1. Visitor Visa (Subclass 600): This is the most common visa for tourists and short-term visitors. It allows you to visit Australia for tourism, to visit family or friends, or for other short-term purposes. There are several streams within the subclass 600 visa, including the Tourist stream, Sponsored Family stream, Business Visitor stream, and Approved Destination Status stream.
  2. eVisitor (Subclass 651): This is a free visa for individuals from certain countries who want to visit Australia for tourism or business purposes. It is available to passport holders from European countries, as well as a few other select countries.
  3. Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) (Subclass 601): This visa is available to passport holders from certain countries, including the United States, Canada, Japan, and several European countries. It allows for short-term visits to Australia for tourism or business purposes and can be applied for online.
  4. Transit Visa (Subclass 771): This visa is for individuals who are transiting through Australia on their way to another destination. It allows for a short stopover in Australia, typically for less than 72 hours.

Visitor Visas generally have conditions that restrict the length of stay, activities you can undertake while in Australia, and whether you can study or work during your visit. The specific requirements and conditions may vary depending on the visa subclass and your individual circumstances.

It’s important to apply for the correct type of Visitor Visa based on your purpose of visit and to ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria. The application process and requirements can vary depending on the visa subclass and your country of citizenship. It’s advisable to consult with the Australian Department of Home Affairs or a registered migration agent for guidance on the Visitor Visa application process.