SUBCLASS 600 VISA – INCREASE YOUR RATES WITH OUR USEFUL INFORMATION
Australian Visitor Visa – Subclass 600 will be the “ticket” to allow you to come to Australia to travel and discover great things about the country.
What is a Subclass 600 visa?
A Subclass 600 visa helps you travel and visit relatives in Australia.
It depends on the streams, purposes, and your circumstances, based on which the case officer of the DHA will decide on the visa duration. But usually, if you are young and applying for a Subclass 600 visa for the first time, Australia may only allow you to stay for 1 month.
Especially with this visa, Australia does not require English conditions! However, if you have a basic knowledge of English, it will be easier for you to adjust to life in Australia.
In order for your Australian travel journey to reap many interesting and meaningful things, you should refer to VEM’s English training program. This is a highly applicable program that helps you a lot during your stay in Australia.
Australian visitor visa – Subclass 600 has 5 streams which are for certain purposes including:
- Tourist Visa
- Sponsored Family Visa
- Business Visitor Visa
- Approved Destination Status Visa
- Frequent Traveller Visa
Tourist visas and Sponsored Family visas are the most common streams for visitors.
Benefits of holding a Visitor visa – Subclass 600
Currently, there are 5 types of Australian tourist visas. Each type will have a separate length of stay and benefits:
Types of visas
This is a visa that allows you to come to Australia for tourism, visiting relatives, convalescence, or other short-term purposes. With this visa, you cannot do business and receive medical treatment in Australia.
|Business visitor stream|
Helps foreign businessmen come to Australia to work, attend meetings, sign contracts, etc. During the validity of the visa, the applicant can only stay for 3 months, then have to leave Australia and come back.
|Sponsored family stream|
This is a Visitor visa for those who are sponsored by relatives in Australia. As such, you will be coming to Australia to visit your relatives.
|Approved destination status stream|
Frequent traveler stream
Only used for people who are Chinese and travel often to Australia for business or other reasons. You must hold a passport from the People’s Republic of China (excluding SARs) and provide biometrics within your country before applying for this visitor visa stream.
Requirements of the Subclass 600 visa
You need to meet the following conditions and requirements:
- Only study in Australia for short courses of less than 3 months.
- Not allowed to work in Australia but may be able to do volunteer work while holding the Tourist stream.
- Leave Australia before the visa expires.
- Meet all requirements of health and criminal record.
- Demonstrate personal financial ability.
- Prove yourself able to pay the costs of living in Australia.
- Provide reasonable schedule information during your stay in Australia.
- Outside or in Australia when a visa is granted.
- If you apply in Australia, you will be granted a Bridging visa to wait for a visitor 600 visa outcome.
- If you are living in Australia for 12 months, you may receive a request for health insurance.
In addition to the general conditions, each type of Subclass 600 visa has different requirements that many people still do not distinguish. Specifically:
|Tourist stream||Sponsored family stream||Business visitor stream|
Purpose of going to Australia
Provide clear and specific proof
Include another family member
Not allowed. Must submit a separate visa application.
Who has to provide financial proof
|The applicant||The sponsor||The applicant|
Where to lodge the visa
Where to receive the visa grant
If you do not know which visa you are suitable for in the above 3 categories, you can use VEM’s Australian tourist visa consulting service to help confirm.
At VEM, Mr. Phong Cao – consultant and head of the company will directly help you consider the possibility of eligibility.
Processing times of a Subclass 600 visa
When there’s no Covid-19, Australia only took a few weeks to approve Visitor visas. When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, the question of “How long does a Subclass 600 visa take to process?” has become a major concern.
|Tourist Visas||Sponsored Family Visa||Business Visitor Visa|
|75% of applications are processed within||63 days||4 months||24 days|
|90% of applications are processed within||4 months||5 months||41 days|
Australian Visitor visa is suitable for many people. Moreover, this visa processing time is significantly shorter than other visa types.
But, you should not apply for a visa when the profile is not perfect. If you do not prepare carefully, there is a high risk that you will fail your visa. This will definitely make it harder for you to apply for a visa again in the future.
Therefore, you should contact VEM to know how to make the proper Visitor visa application. Accompanying with VEM, make sure that when Australia reopens to tourism, you will be able to come to Australia as soon as possible.
Cost of a Subclass 600 visa
Different stream has different costs:
(not including 1.4% surcharge)
|Tourist Visas||Apply outside of Australia: 150AUD|
|Sponsored Family Visa||150AUD.|
The DHA may ask your sponsor to pay for a security bond.
|Business Visitor Visa||150AUD.|
In addition to the cost of applying for a visa, you must pay additional fees for police checks, health checks, biometrics, or other notarized documents if required.
Australian Visitor visa fee is one of the cheapest visa fees today. Maybe this won’t be a problem for you. But if you do not pay attention to the application, you are very likely to fail the Subclass 600 visa. As a result, subsequent Australian visa applications will be more difficult, because your application has been marked as a visa failure.
A typical example is the unfortunate case of a client who recently contacted VEM. Not only did she fail her Subclass 600 visa, but she was also banned from applying for a visa for three years.
The reason is that the unit making the application for her did not provide accurate information in the declarations. She came to VEM for support because she knew that VEM’s consultant was licensed by the Australian Government. Thus, you can rest assured of the information declared in your visa application.
To avoid falling into a similar situation, you should contact VEM to get an experienced immigration consultant to help prepare your application thoroughly.
Step-by-step of a Subclass 600 visa
After knowing the secret to make an accurate and complete Australian Subclass 600 visa, you need to know the visa process below:
- Step 1: Prepare passport, health check before applying for a Subclass 600 visa.
- Step 2: Gather all necessary documents.
- Step 3: Submit application and visa application fee.
- Step 4: Wait for the approval of your visa application.
- Step 5: The Australian Government issues a Subclass 600 visa.
The head of VEM is Mr. Phong Cao – one of a few people licensed by the Australian Government to advise on Australian immigration.
At the same time, he is also a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA: 12648). Therefore, he is always one of the earliest people to be informed when the Australian Migration law changes.
Thanks to this advantage, VEM’s clients are always updated with these changes quickly and accurately. From there, they can promptly prepare their applications with VEM and arrive in Australia successfully.
Especially after their Subclass 600 visa expired, many clients continued to use VEM’s service to apply for a second Australian Visitor visa.
Obligations after the Subclass 600 visa grant
The Australian Subclass 600 visa was issued with the purpose of helping foreigners to live and visit Australia for a certain period of time. But sometimes, you still wonder: “Can I work while holding a Subclass 600 visa?” or “How long can I stay?”.
You should immediately take a look at the obligations of the Australian tourist visa holder mentioned below for an answer.
|Tourist visa||Sponsored Family visa||Business Visitor visa|
|Working in Australia||Not allowed|
|Visa extension||Not allowed|
|Study||Within 3 months|
|The length of your stream||Usually no more than 3 months/stay|
Client’s successful story
You also need to know that people often face many difficulties when applying for an Australian visa under the Subclass 600 partly because they do not have much experience in paperwork and procedures. The other part is that they do not know how to present the evidence to satisfy the requirements.
In addition, young single people are often classified by Australia as at risk of overstaying their visas. This is a situation that Australia always tries to control when issuing an Australian Visitor visa.
If you are having trouble getting a Subclass visa or have not found a way to convince the Australian Government that you will comply with your visa’s deadline, you should contact VEM. Because we are an experienced unit in this matter and have also supported many young people to apply for this visa.
Evidence for this information is the case of a specific client. With support from VEM, Ms. Diem Lin Truong successfully applied for a visa to travel to Australia.
Recently, Diem Lin also completed her wonderful Australia tour. Let’s look at Australia through the sincere sharing of this young woman through the video below.
Advice from our professional migration consultant
Mr. Phong Cao is still one of the few migration consultants who are licensed by the Australian Government (MARN: 1577877).
|The visa application process||What you should notice|
|While your application is processed||You will probably be interviewed by phone suddenly. Therefore, you need to anticipate the questions that often appear to answer honestly, clearly, and completely.|
|While in Australia||Strictly follow the number of days you’re allowed to stay.|
Experience of children’s application for a Subclass 600 visa
Are children exempt from Australian Subclass 600 visas?
With a Subclass 600 visa, you cannot bring family members (including children) with you on your visa. If you want to bring your children to Australia, you must apply for a separate visa for them.
The procedure to apply for an Australian visa for children you must understand
To avoid the case that you pass the visa but the child fails, you should understand the Australian visa procedure for children. In addition, according to Australian regulations, if children under the age of 18 want to come to Australia with a Subclass 600 visa, they must be accompanied by someone over 18 years old.
What is the reason why the Australian visa application for children is refused?
To avoid visa refusal, the child also needs to meet the criteria that Australia sets for applicants (mentioned above in the article). In addition, if the child comes to Australia on a sponsored family visa, the child sponsor must also meet Australia’s requirements.
Therefore, you should look to an experienced immigration consultant like VEM for the best help.
Frequently asked questions
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Whether you hold a Visitor visa to visit your lover or any other type, you cannot extend that visa to stay in Australia. If you want to continue living in Australia after the Subclass 600 visa expires, you can apply for another visa or apply for a Subclass 600 visa again.
The answer is no. No matter how old you are, as long as you meet the conditions of the Subclass 600 visa, you are fully entitled to apply for this visa. However, people under the age of 18 must be accompanied.
Currently, the Subclass 600 visa to Australia is valid from 3 to 36 months. Depending on the applicant’s case, the DHA will decide to issue a visa with an appropriate term.
Whether you need to provide proof of finances when visiting depends on the visa category you choose.
After reading this article, you can have a general understanding of the Australian Subclass 600 visa. If you are unsure about the type of visa you choose, you can contact VEM to confirm your choice. We are always ready to support and advise you to realize your dream to Australia in the safest way.
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