This visa is for applicant who want to visit Australia as Tourists, sponsored family or Business Visitor. It allows the visitors to study in Australia for up to three months. Australia Visitor Visa Streams
1. Visitor visa (Subclass 600) Tourist Stream
This is primarily for people visiting Australia on a holiday or to visit a family or Friends.
– genuinely intend to visit Australia for a holiday, or to see family and friends,
– have access to sufficient funds to cover your costs whilst you are in Australia
– meet the relevant health and character criteria (this could include a requirement to obtain health insurance for the period of your stay in Australia).
2. Visitor visa (Subclass 600) Sponsored Family stream
This Visa is for applicants who intend to come to Australia to Visit Family. It requires formal sponsorship of a visa applicant by an Australian citizen or permanent resident. In some cases, a security bond may be requested. Formal sponsorship is required to ensure the visa holder will abide by their visa conditions and leave Australia at the end of their visit.
3. Visitor visa (Subclass 600) Business Stream
This visa is for applicants who intends to visit Australia to engage in any of the following activities;
i. making a general business or employment enquiry;
ii. investigating, negotiating, entering into, or reviewing a business contract;
iii. an activity carried out as part of an official government to government visit;
iv. participation in a conference, trade fair or seminar in Australia unless the person is being paid by an organiser for participation; but
It does not include either of the following activities:
i. an activity that is, or includes, undertaking work for, or supplying services to, an organisation or another person based in Australia;
ii. an activity that is, or includes, the sale of goods or services directly to the general public.
4. Frequent Traveller Stream
This visa is for applicants who travel frequently to Australia for a short visit for tourism, visiting family or friends or for business visit purposes. Business visit purposes includes making general business or employment enquiries, negotiations or participating in a conference.
This stream is currently on a trial for holders of passports from the People’s Republic of China, who are applying from within China. It can be granted for a period of up to 10 years and has a higher visa application charge than the other Visitor visa streams.
5. Approved Destination Status stream
This is for people from the People’s Republic of China who are travelling in an organised tour group. You must be outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is decided. This visa must be applied through an agent that is registered under the Approved Destination Status Scheme.