Subclass 600 – Increase your rates with our useful information for a visitor visa
Australian visitor visa 600 will be the “ticket” to allow you come to Australia for travelling and discovering great things about the beautiful country with the world’s best cleaning air quality.
What is the Australian visitor visa 600 for?
Visitor visa subclass 600 is a visa for tourists, business travelers, or visiting relatives. The duration of a Subclass 600 visa ranges from 3 months, 6 months to 36 months. It depends on the streams, purposes and your circumstances, based on which the case officer of the DHA will decides on the visa duration
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 visa and Sponsored Family visa are the most common streams for visitors.
Currently, Subclass 600 visa applicants are not required to have any English level. However, if you have basic English, you will find it easier and more interesting during your trip. In the case that you do not know where to start, you can refer to an English language training program at VEM. We have various English training programs designed for your specific purposes.
Subclass 600 Tourist Visa is mainly for people who want to come to Australia for leisure, travel or other short – term purposes that are not related to business or medical treatment. In addition, many people want to apply for to visit their friends and family.
Tourist Stream can be applied both onshore and offshore with some different requirements. Contact VEM for free consultation.
Sponsored Family Stream
To apply for an Australian Sponsored Family Visa to visit relatives, you (applicant) must be sponsored by an eligible family member who is Australian citizens/ Australian Permanent Residents/ New Zealand Citizens.
If you would like to get a visa to travel to Australia for holidays, you should apply for a visa in the Tourist stream. However, if you intend to go for medical treatment or only drop by in Australia before moving to other countries, this stream is not suitable for you.
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Business Visitor Stream
Subclass 600 Business Visitor Visa allows you to visit Australia for business reasons. The holder of this visa stream can visit and discover business opportunities in Australian. However, they are not allowed to work, sell goods or services. You (applicant) must be outside of Australia when applying for this visa.
Approved Destination Status Stream
To apply for this visa, applicants must be citizens from certain areas of China. You also have to go on an organised tour with an approval travel agent to visit Australia. This visa lets people from certain parts of China (excluding SARs) visit Australia with an organised tour group. You must leave Australia with your tour group at the time listed on your tour schedule.
Frequent Traveller Stream
Frequent Traveller Visa is 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 (excluded SARs) and provide biometrics within your country before applying for this visitor visa stream.
Benefits of a Subclass 600 visa
A visitor visa allows you to explore opportunities in business and investment, travel, and visit relatives in Australia for a certain period of time. However, you are not allowed to work during your stay in Australia.
You have the opportunity to come to Australia to travel or explore business and investment opportunities once or many times during your visa duration. Your visa can be granted with one entry or multiple entries:
- Single Entry: allows you to come to Australia only once during the visa period. If you want to return to Australia, you must apply for another visa.
- Multiple Entries: allows you to travel in and out Australia for an unlimited number of times. Normally you cannot stay in Australia for more than 3 months at once but there are some special considerations.
You should note, each type of visa has a different short-term duration, maybe 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months. In addition, you cannot stay for more than 12 consecutive months during the 18-month period of the visa period.
To understand better about the duration and the specific requirements of each visa, you can call VEM for detailed advice.
The conditions and requirements of an Australian tourist 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.
How to apply a Subclass 600 visa?
To apply for a tourists visa, there are some documents you need to prepare:
- Identity documents
- Character documents
- A Curriculum vitae
- If you are accompanied by a child under the age of 14, a copy of the child’s birth certificate must be attached.
- If you are travelling with your spouse, you must have a copy of your marriage certificate.
For detailed instructions on each step of preparation and submission, you can contact VEM for assistance.
There are some important documents you may need to be aware of:
|If you are an employee||Include a labour contract on your profile. |
Payslips within 90 days.
An application for leaving.
|If you are an business owner||A Copy of business registration certificate. |
An original certificate of tax payment within 3 months.
Certificate of the account balance that the business owner is operating.
|If you are a student||A copy of a student card. |
A copy of the school certificate.
An application for leaving.
|If you are a retired person||Your bank account statements for the last 3 months. |
A copy of your pension book.
A copy of your property ownership certificates, car registration or stock, documents of your real estates sale, etc.
A copy of your saving books with confirmation.
|If you are visiting your relatives in Australia.||A written invitation by your friends or relatives who are Australian citizens. |
A verification of your relatives who are living in Australia (identity card, visa, residence document and passport).
Documents proving the relationship between the invitee and inviter.
There are also some documents that need to be prepared such as flight tickets, hotel reservations, a detailed plan for your trip, travel insurance, etc.
Business Visitor Stream
To apply for a business visitor visa – Subclass 600, you need to provide not only your required personal documents but also to prove the cooperation and business relationship between you and your partner:
- An original invitation letter from your business partner in Australia.
- A copy of your business license and your partner business in Australia.
- Documents proving the cooperation between enterprises in your country and Australia.
Call VEM for assistance from an Australian immigration consultant.
Cost of applying a Subclass 600 visa
Different stream has different costs:
|Streams||Costs (not including 1.4% surcharge)|
|Tourist Visas||Apply in Australia: 365AUD |
Apply outside of Australia: 145AUD
|Sponsored Family Visa||145AUD. |
The DHA may ask your sponsor to pay for a security bond.
|Business Visitor Visa||145AUD.|
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.
Contact VEM directly for more information about the application fees.
Processing time for a visitor visa – Subclass 600
There is different processing times for each of Subclass 600 visa streams:
|Tourist Visas||For both applying inside and outside of Australia: |
75% of applications are processed within 5 months.
90% of applications are processed within 6 months.
|Sponsored Family Visa||75% of applications are processed within 4 months. |
90% of applications are processed within 6 months.
|Business Visitor Visa||75% of applications are processed within 6 days. |
90% of applications are processed within 21 days.
Your application may take a longer process if the DHA needs more information from you.
VEM’s consultants will help you step by step with your documents, fees and applications. Do not hesitate to contact us for help.
Notes for a Subclass 600 visa application
Many people who came to VEM and wonder if they could extend their visa or apply for another visa to stay longer in Australia. Mr. Phong Cao – the head of VEM and also an Australian immigration expert, recommends that you need to check whether a “No further stay” – condition 8503 is on your current visa.
Call VEM if you need more advice on your application. If you are not clear about visa conditions or do not know how to stay longer in Australia, you can call us for more specific details.
VEM helps you with all related issues to Australian Visitor visa 600
- Save your time
Our VEM’s qualified consultants will help you with the full service. We can assist in the best way according to the requirements. You may waste a lot of time if you are not familiar with the visa process.
- Increase your successful rate
You may get your visa application refused if you do not prepare the visa application and supporting documents properly. With many years experience in helping clients successfully apply for Australian visas, we know how to help our clients with their particular circumstances. VEM will help you to increase your rate of success.
Q&A about a visitor visa
Does a Subclass 600 visa allow applicants to go to work in Australia?
The answer is NO. A visitor visa does not allow it’s holder to work or sell goods and services in Australia. If you are caught or reported, you will be deported from Australia.
How to extend a visitor visa?
If you are in Australia and want to extend for a longer stay, you will have to apply for another visa.
Contact VEM for more useful information about how to extend your visa.