Visitor Visa Australia 600

Subclass 600 Visa: More Than Just a Visitor Visa for Australia

A Visitor Visa – Subclass 600 will allow you to come to Australia for holidays, visiting family or exploring business opportunities. Visa 600 includes 5 streams. How to choose a stream that suits you the most and be well-prepared for it? Read on to get advice from our qualified and experienced consultant.

What is a subclass 600 visitor visa?

A Subclass 600 visa enables travel, visiting relatives, or exploring business opportunities in Australia. It offers 5 streams tailored for specific purposes:

  • Tourist stream: For travel, visiting family or friends, or other non-business or medical purposes.
  • Sponsored Family stream: Visa 600 sponsored family stream allows you to be sponsored by close family for visiting purposes.
  • Business Visitor stream: For conducting business activities in Australia.
  • Approved Destination Status stream: For Chinese citizens on organized tours.
  • Frequent Traveller stream: For frequent visits to Australia by Chinese citizens, both personal and business-related. 

The subclass 600 Tourist visa, Sponsored Family visa, and Business Visitor visa streams are the most commonly used streams for visitors to Australia.

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What is a Subclass 600 visa?

Benefits of holding a visitor visa subclass 600

The Subclass 600 visa offers several benefits for individuals looking to visit Australia. These include:

Tourist stream
  • Travel and visit relatives in Australia
  • Study for up to 3 months
Sponsored Family stream
  • Visit family members
  • Travel
  • Study for up to 3 months
Business Visitor stream
  • Explore business opportunities in Australia
  • Participate in conferences, negotiate contracts, etc.
Approved Destination Status stream
  • (For Chinese citizens) Travel in an organized tour group to Australia
Frequent Traveller stream
  • (For Chinese citizens) Travel to Australia for business or personal purposes

Requirements of the visitor visa subclass 600

Requirements for Subclass 600 visa vary depending on the stream:

Tourist Stream

  • Provide your purpose for visiting Australia.
  • Financial proof provided by the applicant.
  • Overseas travel history.
  • Connections to your home country.
  • Visa lodgement must be offshore, except for special approved circumstances.

  • Invitation letter from the sponsor.
  • Financial proof provided by the sponsor.
  • Overseas travel history.
  • Connections to your home country.
  • Visa lodgement must be offshore.

Business Visitor Stream

  • Provide your purpose for visiting Australia.
  • Financial proof provided by the applicant.
  • Overseas travel history.
  • Connections to your home country.
  • Visa lodgement must be offshore, except for special approved circumstances.
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Requirements of the Subclass 600 visa

For personalized advice on the most suitable stream for you and to ensure you meet requirements for Subclass 600 visa, please reach out to VEM. Our registered migration consultant (MARN: 1577877) is here to assist you every step of the way.

Visa 600 processing time

The processing time for the subclass 600 visa can vary depending on the stream you are applying under and the specific circumstances of your visa 600 online application. Generally, the processing times are as follows:

Tourist streamSponsored Family streamBusiness Visitor stream
50% of applications are processed within10 days17 days6 days
90% of applications are processed within30 days28 days18 days

Cost of a visitor visa subclass 600

As of the latest Australian migration strategy, the subclass 600 visa fee has increased as below:

StreamsFee (in AUD)
Tourist streamsApply in Australia: AUD490

Apply out of Australia: AUD195

Sponsored Family streamAUD195
Business Visitor streamAUD195

In addition, you need to pay other fees such as health examination, biometrics  collection and police clearance check.

Note that if your subclass 600 application form is refused, you may not get any refund.

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Cost of a Subclass 600 visa

Required documents for subclass 600 application

The required documents for a Subclass 600 visa application typically include:

  • Identity documents
    • Certified copy of your passport bio-data page showing your personal details and photograph.
    • Birth certificate or national identity card (if applicable).
  • Evidence of financial capacity:
    • Bank statements showing sufficient funds to cover your expenses during your stay in Australia.
    • If someone else is funding your trip, a letter of support and evidence of their financial capacity.
  • Travel itinerary: Detailed itinerary of your travel plans in Australia, including accommodation bookings and activities.
  • Health insurance: Evidence of overseas health insurance to cover your stay in Australia (if required).
  • Purpose of visit:
    • For tourist visa: Detailed itinerary, invitation letters (if visiting friends or family), or tourism plans.
    • For subclass 600 business visa: Invitation letter from the host organisation in Australia, details of business meetings, etc.
  • Additional subclass 600 required documents: Any additional documents that support your application, such as evidence of ties to your home country, employment letters, or educational qualifications.
required documents for subclass 600 application
required documents for subclass 600 application

It’s important to check the specific requirements for Subclass 600 visa on the official Australian immigration website or consult with a registered migration agent to ensure you have all the necessary documents.

Steps to apply for a subclass 600 visa

Applying for a Subclass 600 Visitor visa involves several steps. Here’s a general guide to help you through the process:

  • Step 1: Determine your visa stream
  • Step 2: Gather documents
  • Step 3: Complete the visa application form
  • Step 4: Submit your application
  • Step 5: Pay the application fee
  • Step 6: Await processing
  • Step 7: Provide biometrics and additional information (if requested)
  • Step 8: Receive a decision
  • Step 9: Travel to australia
  • Step 10: Comply with visa conditions

Additional Tips:

  • Seek advice: Consider consulting a registered migration agent if you have complex circumstances or need assistance with your application.
  • Check updates: Regularly check the Australian immigration website for any updates or changes to visa requirements or procedures.
  • By following these steps and ensuring you provide accurate and complete information, you can enhance your chances of a successful Subclass 600 visa application for your intended visit to Australia.

For optimal results with your visa application, reach out to VEM for expert guidance. Our registered migration agent, Peter Phong D Cao (MARN: 1577877), will provide legal advice and ensure your visa application is meticulously prepared for the highest chances of success.

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By: Peter Phong D Cao – Registered migration agent

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Frequently asked questions

Can I bring my child to Australia with a Visitor visa?

Yes, but your child needs to apply for the visa separately.

Can I extend my Visitor visa?

Unfortunately, no. However, you can re-apply for a Subclass 600 visa or apply for another visa if you meet the requirements.

Can I stay in Australia for 12 months with visa 600?

Normally, you can stay up to 3 months for every entry, but you may request a longer stay under special circumstances.

Where can I apply for visa 600?

You can apply online through the ImmiAccount system.

Is there an age restriction to apply for a Subclass 600 visa?

No. You can apply for visa 600 at any age.

Can I apply for a Visitor visa if I don’t have any family members living in Australia?

Yes. You can apply under the Tourist stream or Business visitor stream.

Can I work and study in Australia with visa 600?

Unfortunately, no. However, you can undertake short courses that are shorter than 3 months.