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Things You Should Know About Australia Before Applying For Visitor Visa

25/11/2020

Introduction

Australia is famous amongst the visitors for its pristine beaches, coral reefs and natural wonders. Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, Sydney’s Harbour Bridge, Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, you name it Australia have all that anyone wants to experience in a trip.

Although Australia is known mostly for its international student arrivals but every year it attracts almost a million of tourists. These Visitor Visa Subclass 600 are mostly from China, New Zealand and UK. In order to welcome visitors from around the world Australian Government have different visa options to apply for.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 around the world, Australian borders are closed for international travellers until further notice. However, Australia Citizens, Permanent Residents are allowed to enter Australia. Upon arrival travellers have to quarantine for 14 days in government approved accommodations.

Australian Government follows strict measures on health and well-being of the community so every traveller is tested within 2 days of the arrivals and after 14 days quarantine period. Every state and territories have different ways of conducting the test procedures and travellers are expected to abide by these rules, to keep the community safe during this pandemic.

Eligibility & Processing Time

  • Applicants applying for any visitor visas must have the genuine interest of coming to Australia and must abide by the conditions on their visas
  • Every visitor must have enough fund to support their stay in Australia
  • All the visitor visas have a length of 3, 6 or 12 months and the length of stay are subject to visa type.
  • Submit the requires documents.
  • Meet character requirements
  • The processing time for all the visas takes a maximum of 3 to 4 months.

Adequate Health Condition

Australian Government maintains a high level of health system, travellers applying for any visas must undergo a health examination to be granted the visa.

During their stay in Australia travellers must be liable of any medical costs. However, there are health insurance cover for visitors and insurance have basic covers which will mitigate the financial risks, but your healthcare costs are unlikely to covered completely.

Different Visa Types and Key Differences

• Tourist Visa 600 (onshore)

This is a visitor visa which allows visitors to travel around Australia and the maximum length of stay for this visa is up to a year. Applicants residing in Australia can apply for this visa if they are holding a different visa and willing to stay longer, this stream is suitable for them. The processing time for this visa steam is 3 to 4 months.

Although this visa doesn’t permit anyone to work, however with the volunteer work tourism schemes, one can always do some community work.

• Tourist Visa 600 (offshore)

Applicant outside Australia who wish to visit the country for holiday purposes or to visit their family members staying here can apply with this visa. Visitors who are parents of Australian citizen or permanent resident this visa is suitable for you as it allows to stay with your family longer than a year depending on conditions.

This visa also allows you to do any voluntary work and undertake any short courses for up to three months.

• Family Sponsored Visa

This is a family sponsored visa stream and one must have a family member residing in Australia who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Immigration might ask for a bond amount from your sponsor to show, however it varies from case by case.

• Business Visitor stream

This visa is entitled for those who are visiting the country solely for business purposes. On this visa on can only conduct activities as part of the business-like attend conference or seminars but are not allowed to buy or sell any goods. As this visa allows applicant to visit Australia frequently so the processing time is also very short compare to other visa streams.

• Approved Destination Stream

This visa stream is for Chinese citizens who wish to travel to Australia for holiday purposes with a group, which is organised by an approved travel agency.

• Frequent Traveller

This visa is also for Chinese citizen who wish to travel to Australia for business or holiday purpose. Depending on cases the visa allows any to stay in Australia for a period of 12months to a maximum of 10 years, but must stay no longer than 3 months for each visit.

Summary

There are various streams of visas for applicants to apply for any visitor visa. Although Australia maintains a strict system of visa processing but with proper documentation and with the help of our agents the visit to this beautiful landmark will be even more memorable and joyful. In order to get assistance with any of the following options feel free to send us an enquiry.

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