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Subclass 600 visa – a visitor visa – not only for a purpose of visiting 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 visa?

A Visitor visa – Subclass 600 allows you to travel, visit relatives, or explore business opportunities in Australia. Visa 600 has 5 streams with certain purposes as below:

    • Tourist stream: allows you to come to Australia to travel, visit family and friends, or for other purposes except for business or medical treatment.
    • Sponsored Family stream: allows you to be sponsored by your close family member to come to Australia to mainly visit your family members.
    • Business Visitor stream: allows you to come to Australia for business purposes.
    • Approved Destination Status stream: allows Chinese citizens to come to Australia to travel on a tour organised by an approved travel agent.
    • Frequent Traveller stream: allow Chinese citizens to come to Australia for business or personal purposes.

 

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What is a Subclass 600 visa?

 

Tourist streams, Sponsored Family streams, and Business visitor streams are the most common streams for visitors

 

 

Benefits of holding a Visitor visa Subclass 600

 

Types of visas

Benefits

Tourist stream

To travel and visit relatives in Australia.

To study for up to 3 months

Sponsored family stream

To visit family members, travel, and study for up to 3 months.

Business visitor stream

To explore business opportunities in Australia (take part in a conference, negotiate contracts, etc.)

Approved destination status stream

(For Chinese citizens) to travel to Australia in an organised tour group.

Frequent traveler stream

(For Chinese citizens) to travel to Australia for business or personal purposes.

 

Requirements of the Subclass 600 visa

 

Tourist streamSponsored family streamBusiness visitor stream

Purpose of going to Australia

Provide your purpose to come to Australia.

Invitation letter

Should provide an invitation letter.

Who has to provide financial proof

The applicantThe sponsorThe applicant

Visa lodgement and visa grant

Must be offshore except for special approved circumstances.

Offshore

 

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Requirements of the Subclass 600 visa

 

To know which stream is best suited for you and whether you meet its requirements, contact VEM. Our registered migration consultant (MARN: 1577877) will assist you.

 

Processing times of a Subclass 600 visa

 

Tourist streamSponsored Family streamBusiness Visitor stream
50% of applications are processed within7 days36 days4 days
90% of applications are processed within22 days65 days14 days

 

To be granted the visa in the earliest possible time, your visa application should be processed properly and as a “ready made decision”. Contact VEM for further assistance.

 

Cost of a Subclass 600 visa

 

StreamsFee (in AUD)
Tourist streamsApply in Australia: AUD475.

Apply out of Australia: AUD190

Sponsored Family streamsAUD190
Business Visitor streamsAUD190

 

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Cost of a Subclass 600 visa

 

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

 

Note that you may not get any refund if your visa application is refused.

 

Required documents for Subclass 600 application

 

For the sponsor
    • Valid passport
    • Proofs of legal name change (if necessary).
    • Employment contract, payslips, etc.
    • Financial documents
    • Lease contract or proof of ownership documents
For the applicants
    • Valid passport
    • Identification
    • Birth certificate
    • Registration book
    • Marriage or divorce certificate (if available)
    • Invitation letter
    • Temporary entrant documents (A return air ticket, proof of property in home country, a letter confirming you’ll leave Australia, etc.).

 

Steps to apply for a Subclass 600 visa

    • Step 1: Check whether you meet the requirements.
    • Step 2: Prepare the documents and apply for visa 600.
    • Step 3: Provide additional documents (if required).
    • Step 4: Receive the Subclass 600 visa.

 

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Steps to apply for a Subclass 600 visa

 

You can apply for the visa yourself but it is recommended that you should use visa services provided by a registered migration agent.

 

Responsibilities of Subclass 600 visa holders

 

Tourist streamSponsored Family streamBusiness Visitor stream
To work in AustraliaNot allowed
Visa extensionNot allowed
To StudyWithin 3 months
Visa validityNo more than 3 months/stay

 

Client’s story

Khách hàng visa du lịch úc 3 năm

Recently, one of VEM’s clients, Mr. Pham Duc Manh, has been granted the Visitor visa after 2 months of the application lodgement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAG9yH7qS1k

khách hàng visa du lịch úc 3 tháng

In addition, Ms. Pham Truc Linh and her daughter were also satisfied with their visa application process with VEM’s support, and successfully received the Subclass 600 visa.
Another client, Mrs. Duong Thi Thuy An, was also granted a visa 600. With VEM’s on-going assistance, Mrs. An later got her Partner visa (Subclass 309/100) granted.
Check out the sharings of our customers who have successfully been granted Australian tourist visa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOXFzmKOywc

 

Frequently asked questions

Can I bring my child to come 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 for 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.

Am I interviewed?

No, usually not.

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 do short courses which is shorter than 3 months


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In order to get the best outcome of your visa application contact VEM for further assistance. Our registered migration agent (MARN: 1577877) will legally advise and help your visa application well-prepared for the best possible outcome.

 

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