Visitor Visas

The Australian Visitor Visas – Subclass 600 are your opportunity to explore Australia, visit friends and family, search for interesting academics and job opportunities that may open doors to future careers.

Australia is rich with fascinating landmarks, diverse and historic communities, bustling cities, beautiful beaches, and more. Let’s explore what options you have to obtain an Australian visitor visa:

TOURIST STREAM (APPLY OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA)

This tourist stream allows you to visit Australia for travel, family, and friends’ visitation. You can stay up to 12 months in Australia using this tourist stream. Eligible parents of Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents might be granted a longer stay.

To apply for this tourist stream, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have genuine intent to visit Australia for as long as the visa is valid and return to your home country once it expires
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • Have sustainable funds
  • Have health insurance

If you decide to take a round-trip cruise, the time spent on that cruise counts as time you spent in Australia. The Australian government does not consider this trip as leaving Australia.


Tourist Stream (Apply in Australia)

This tourist stream allows you to visit Australia for travel, visiting family and friends, and generally for purposes other than business or medical attention. You can stay up to 12 months in Australia using this tourist stream.

To apply for this tourist stream, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have genuine intent to visit Australia for as long as the visa is valid and return to your home country once it expires
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • Have sustainable funds

If you decide to take a round-trip cruise, the time spent on that cruise counts as time you spent in Australia. The Australian government does not consider this trip as leaving Australia.


Sponsored Family Stream

The Sponsored Family Stream allows your family members to sponsor you to come to Australia on a visit (or you can sponsor your family members to come visit you in Australia, if you hold an Australian citizenship or Australian permanent residency).

To apply for The Sponsored Family Stream, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a sponsor (either a family member or a government official)
  • Have genuine intent to visit Australia for as long as the visa is valid and return to your home country once it expires
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • Have sustainable funds
  • Pay any debts to the Australian government

This visa is valid for up to 3 months, during which you can train or study (if you’re interested in studying in Australia, a student visa might be more suitable).


Business Visitor Stream

The Business Visitor Stream allows you to visit Australia to make general business or employment inquiries, negotiate or review business contracts. You can also participate in conferences, trade fairs, or seminars, as well as activities related to government to government visits and more. Although, you may not work or provide services to businesses, and sell goods or services to the public.

To apply for The Business Visitor Stream, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have genuine intent to visit Australia for as long as the visa is valid and return to your home country once it expires
  • Participate in business visitor activities
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • Have sustainable funds
  • Pay any debts to the Australian government

If you would like to do some short-time work in Australia, you should apply for a temporary work visa.


Approved Destination Status Stream

The Approved Destination Status Stream allows citizens from specific areas of China to visit Australia on an organized tour by an approved travel agent.

To apply for the Approved Destination Status Stream, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have genuine intent to visit Australia for as long as the visa is valid and return to your home country once it expires
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • Pay any debts to the Australian government

The Approved Destination Status Stream is valid until the date specified in the grant letter, which will be based on the length of the tour.


Frequent Traveler Stream

The Frequent Traveler Stream is for citizens of the Republic of China who frequently travel to Australia for business or personal purposes. This visa is valid for up to 10 years, and you can stay for 3 months each time.

To apply for the Frequent Traveler Stream, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have genuine intent to visit Australia for as long as the visa is valid and return to your home country once it expires
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • Have sustainable funds
  • Pay any debts to the Australian government

Be sure to check how long this visa was granted for when you receive your grant letter.


How can we help you apply for the tourist visas?

UIS Australia is a leading immigration company dedicated to excellence. With a successful track record of assisting thousands of clients to obtain their Australian visas, we would be happy to accompany you towards obtaining the Australia visa you need. Contact our team today via the form below for a professional consultation.