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Overview  

The Visitor Visa 600 is an Australian visa that allows individuals to visit Australia for various purposes, including tourism, family visits, business-related activities, and short-term study. It offers flexibility in terms of the duration of stay and is available in different streams tailored to specific visitation purposes. 

There are six streams for visitor visa subclass 600: Tourist Stream (apply in Australia), Tourist Stream (apply outside Australia), Sponsored Family Stream, Business Visitor Stream, Approved Destination Status Stream and Frequent Traveler Stream. 

What can you do with a visitor visa 600  

Sponsored Family Stream   Visit your family or friend  Study for up to 3 months in Australia  The duration varies based on case-by-case basis, but normally the visa duration is 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months.  You may be granted a visitor visa with single or multiple entries, which depends on case-by-case basis.  No   No  
Business Visitor Stream   Yes, you can undertake any tourist activities     You will normally be granted a stay of 3 months, but you can stay up to 12 months in certain circumstances  You may be granted a visitor visa with single or multiple entries, which depends on case-by-case basis.  You can:  

-investigate and enter into a business agreement  

-make general business or employment enquiries.  

– take activities as part of an official government visit.  

You can participate in a conference, seminar or trade fair with this stream.  
Approved Destination Status Stream   Yes, you can enter Australia with your approved tour, and you can join all activities which are part of your approved tour.     The visa duration depends on the length of your tour.  

 

You must leave Australia with your tour group before your visa expires.  

You may be granted a visitor visa with single or multiple entries, which depends on case-by-case basis.  No  No 
Frequent Traveler Stream   Can visit and have holidays in Australia     You can stay up to 10 years in Australia    You can:  

-investigate and enter into a business agreement  

-make general business or employment enquiries.  

– take activities as part of an official government visit. 

 

You can take part in any conference, seminar or trade fair.  

 

Please note that visitor visa holders (all streams) are NOT allowed to provide service/goods to person, business or organisation in Australia. They are also NOT allowed to work while holding this visa subclass.  

Who can apply for a visitor visa 600? 

The Visitor Visa (subclass 600) in Australia is typically for people who want to visit Australia for tourism, holidays, visiting family and friends, or for other short-term purposes. It has several streams, and eligibility criteria can vary depending on the stream. Here are the main streams for a Visitor Visa (subclass 600) in Australia: 

Tourist Stream (apply inside or outside Australia) 

This is for individuals who want to visit Australia for tourism, holidays, or to see family and friends. In general, you must show that you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay and that you intend to return to your home country after your visit. 

  • Health requirements: You may be required to undertake a health check before you can be granted this visa.  
  • Character requirements: You must demonstrate that you have enough money or have access to sufficient fund that can cover all the expenses during your stay in Australia. 
  • Finance Requirements: You must demonstrate that you have enough money or have access to sufficient fund that can cover all the expenses during your stay in Australia. 
  • No debt to Australian Government: If you or your family member have a debt to the Australian Government, you need to pay back or arranged to pay back that debt. 
  • Genuine Visitor: You must prove that your visit to Australia is solely for genuine visiting purposes and that you have no intention to overstay your visa or seek permanent residency in Australia. 

 Sponsored Family Stream  

This stream is for people who are visiting family members in Australia. The requirements for this stream are similar to the Tourist Stream. However, you will typically need an eligible sponsor in Australia.  

  • Health requirements: You may be required to undertake a health check before you can be granted this visa.  
  • Character requirements: You must demonstrate that you have enough money or have access to sufficient fund that can cover all the expenses during your stay in Australia. 
  • Finance Requirements: You must demonstrate that you have enough money or have access to sufficient fund that can cover all the expenses during your stay in Australia. 
  • No debt to Australian Government: If you or your family member have a debt to the Australian Government, you need to pay back or arranged to pay back that debt. 
  • Genuine Visitor: You must prove that your visit to Australia is solely for genuine visiting purposes and that you have no intention to overstay your visa or seek permanent residency in Australia. 
  • Have a sponsor in Australia:  
  • For the visa purposes, the sponsor for this stream must be a partner, parent, child, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew of the applicant, or the step equivalent of the above. 
  • Your sponsor must be an Australia citizen or Permanent Resident and have been living for the last 2 years in Australia.  
  • The sponsor must be able to pay a security deposit (usually between AUD5,000 to AUD15,000 per person) if required.  

 Business Visitor Stream  

This stream is for businesspeople who need to visit Australia for short business-related trips, such as attending meetings or conferences. You usually need a letter of invitation from an Australian business or organisation. The specific requirements for this stream are below:   

  • Health requirements: You may be required to undertake a health check before you can be granted this visa.  
  • Character requirements: You must demonstrate that you have enough money or have access to sufficient fund that can cover all the expenses during your stay in Australia. 
  • Finance Requirements: You must demonstrate that you have enough money or have access to sufficient fund that can cover all the expenses during your stay in Australia. 
  • No debt to Australian Government: If you or your family member have a debt to the Australian Government, you need to pay back or arranged to pay back that debt. 
  • Genuine Visitor: You must prove that your visit to Australia is solely for genuine visiting purposes and that you have no intention to overstay your visa or seek permanent residency in Australia. 
  • Business visitor activities: You must demonstrate that you will be having business activities to eligible for this stream.  

 Approved Destination Status Stream  

The Approved Destination Status Stream 600 is a visa stream under the Australian Visitor visa (subclass 600) that allows citizens of certain countries to travel to Australia for tourism purposes as part of an organized tour group. This stream is designed for individuals from countries with an approved destination status agreement with Australia. The requirements for this Stream 600 visa may vary slightly depending on the specific agreement in place, but here are some common requirements: 

  • Health requirements: You may be required to undertake a health check before you can be granted this visa.  
  • Character requirements: You must demonstrate that you have enough money or have access to sufficient fund that can cover all the expenses during your stay in Australia. 
  • Finance Requirements: You must demonstrate that you have enough money or have access to sufficient fund that can cover all the expenses during your stay in Australia. 
  • No debt to Australian Government: If you or your family member have a debt to the Australian Government, you need to pay back or arranged to pay back that debt. 
  • Genuine Visitor: You must prove that your visit to Australia is solely for genuine visiting purposes and that you have no intention to overstay your visa or seek permanent residency in Australia. 

 Frequent Traveller Stream  

This stream is intended for individuals who visit Australia regularly, whether for business meetings, conferences, or personal reasons. Here are the requirements for the Frequent Traveler Stream: 

  • Health requirements: You may be required to undertake a health check before you can be granted this visa.  
  • Character requirements: You might be required to provide the police check for every country you spent for 12 months or more. 
  • Finance Requirements: You must demonstrate that you have enough money or have access to sufficient fund that can cover all the expenses during your stay in Australia. 
  • No debt to Australian Government: If you or your family member have a debt to the Australian Government, you need to pay back or arranged to pay back that debt. 
  • Genuine Visitor: You must prove that your visit to Australia is solely for genuine visiting purposes and that you have no intention to overstay your visa or seek permanent residency in Australia. 
  • Supporting documents: You may wish to attach the statement and/or documentation to explain why you are applying for this stream.  

Confused which visitor visa stream best suits you? Contact our experienced Migration Agents today at 07 3003 1899 or fill out the enquiry form to be assisted.  

How to apply for a Visitor Visa 600? 

Step 1: Prepare the required documentation 

You need to gather all required documents. The required documents may vary, depending on your country of originality. However, below is general documentation for a visa visitor 600.   

  • Identify document: A copy of the identification page of your passport and your national identify card if you have one.  
  • Financial Documents: Evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover your stay in Australia during your visitor visa 600.  
  • Private Health Insurance: You may be required to have private health insurance normally when you are planning to stay in Australia more than 3 months.  
  • Genuine Visitor Documents: Genuine visitor documents will explain why you are visiting Australia as a temporary visitor only. These documents can be (1) a letter from your relative or friend in Australia inviting to visit them, (2) your plans while in Australia and (3) evidence that you have strong reasons to return to your home country.  
  • Sponsored Documents: You must give proof that you have a relative sponsored you to come and visit Australia.  
  • Character Documents: You need to prove the police clearances from every country where you have spent 12 months or more in the last 10 years since you turned 16 years old.    
  • Business Visitor Documents (applied for the Business Visitor Stream only): You need to provide your business visitor plans in Australia, which can be:  
  • Details of conference registration 
  • Invitation from a host organization 
  • Supporting letter from your employer/organization 
  • Evidence that your company is actively operating 
  • Details of your stay plan in Australia and details of your Australian business contacts 
  • Evidence that you previously contact Australia businesses. 

 Step 2: Apply online 

You must apply online via ImmiAccount on the Australian Department of Home Affairs website.  

  • Log in or create a new ImmiAccount.   
  • Fill out the application form accurately.   
  • Attach the required documents to your online application.  
  • Pay the application fee.  

 Step 3: Wait for the visa outcome  

  • Depending on your nationality and personal circumstances, you may need to provide biometrics as part of the application process.   
  • The Department of Home Affairs also may require you to complete health examinations after you lodge your visa application.   
  • If your visa is approved, you will receive a visa grant notification with details of your visa grant number, the expiry dates and visa conditions.  

Need help with the visa application? Contact our experienced Migration Agents today!  

FAQs

What is the visa 600 processing time?

The processing time for an Australian Visitor Visa (subclass 600) can vary depending on several factors, including the stream you are applying for and your individual circumstances. 

  • Tourist Stream: 90 visa applications will be processed within 18 days.  
  • Sponsored Family Stream: 90 visa applications will be processed within 37 days.  
  • Business Visitor Visa: 90 visa applications will be processed within 12 days.  

My visitor visa 600 was refused, can I apply again?

Yes, you can apply for an Australian Visitor Visa (subclass 600) again even if your previous application was refused. However, it’s important to understand the reasons for the refusal and address those issues in your new application to improve your chances of success. 

Want to help with visitor visa after it was refused? Contact our experienced Migration Agents today on 07 3003 1899 or fill out the enquiry form 

What is the sponsored family visitor visa 600 checklist?

You may need to provide the following documentation when applying for a Sponsored Family Visitor Visa 600:  

  • Identify documents: A copy of the identification page of your passport and your national identify card if you have one.  
  • Financial Documents: Evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover your stay in Australia during your visitor visa 600.  
  • Private Health Insurance: You may be required to have private health insurance normally when you are planning to stay in Australia more than 3 months.  
  • Genuine Visitor Documents: Genuine visitor documents will explain why you are visiting Australia as a temporary visitor only. These documents can be (1) a letter from your relative or friend in Australia inviting to visit them, (2) your plans while in Australia and (3) evidence that you have strong reasons to return to your home country.  
  • Sponsored Documents: You must give proof that you have a relative sponsored you to come and visit Australia.  
  • For the visa purposes, the sponsor for this stream must be a partner, parent, child, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew of the applicant, or the step equivalent of the above. 
  • Your sponsor must be an Australia citizen or Permanent Resident and have been living for the last 2 years in Australia.  
  • The sponsor must be able to pay a security deposit (usually between AUD5,000 to AUD15,000 per person) if required.  
  • Character Documents: You need to prove the police clearances from every country where you have spent 12 months or more in the last 10 years since you turned 16 years old.    

Contact us to know more about the sponsored family visitor visa 600 checklist for your case! 

Can I apply for multiple entries on a Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)?

Depending on your individual circumstances and the visa stream, you may be eligible for a single-entry or multiple-entry visa. Multiple-entry visas allow you to leave and re-enter Australia during the visa validity period. 

Is health insurance required for a Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)?

Once your visitor visa is approved, you’ll receive information regarding the necessity of obtaining private health insurance. Generally, if your stay in Australia exceeds three months, it is likely mandatory to have health insurance. Given the high cost of medical services in Australia, it’s advisable to consider purchasing insurance, either from your home country or from Australian providers, to ensure you’re covered for potential expenses.” 

Can I work in Australia on a Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)?

No, the Visitor Visa is primarily for short-term visits, and it does not allow you to work in Australia. If you intend to work, you should explore other visa options. 

Can I study in Australia on a Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)?

You can generally engage in short-term study or training courses less than 3 months while on this visa, but it should not be the primary purpose of your visit. For longer-term study, you’ll need to apply for a student visa.  

Can I stay in Australia for 3 years on tourist visa?

You may be granted a 3-year visitor visa. While visa holders can make multiple visits to Australia during the validity of their visa, it’s important to note that they should not exceed a continuous stay of 12 months or a total of 12 months within any 18-month period while in Australia. 

How can SOL Migration assist you in gaining a Student Visa 500?

SOL Migration has a strong team of 5 experienced Registered Migration Agents. Our Registered Migration Agents will assess your eligibility and guide you through the process of applying for the visas you require. We will assist you in preparing all the relevant documents for your application. 

Contact us today on 07 3003 1899 or fill out the enquiry form. Our team will contact you within 24 hours at the latest!  

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