Australian Visitor Visa

Nationals of many Countries wishing to visit Australia for business visits and tourist visits can apply for a visa online. To do so, you must be a citizen of an eligible country. If you are a citizen of a European country, you can apply for an eVisitor Subclass 651 visa. If you are a citizen of Brunei, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, or the United States, you can apply for an Electronic Travel Authority Subclass 976 visa. All other countries are not eligible to apply online for a tourist or short business trip visa.

eVisitor Visas or subclass 651 visa

eVisitor visas are a special subclass tourist and business visa for citizens of European countries. People who wish to take a short trip, whether for work, to visit family and friends, or relax can apply online for an eVisitor visa, which is valid for three months within a 12-month period. Once approved, an eVisitor visa is automatically linked to your passport so airlines and airport officials will know immediately that you hold an eVisitor visa. Not other documentation is needed. When bringing family to Australia, keep in mind that separate eVisitor applications are required for each family member. Applications for an eVisitor visa must be applied for from outside Australia.

Citizens of the following countries are eligible to apply for an eVisitor visa:

  • European Union countries 
  • Andorra 
  • Iceland 
  • Lichtenstein 
  • Monaco 
  • Norway 
  • San Marino 
  • Switzerland 
  • Vatican City

eVisitor visas have a number of conditions.

Business visitors

With an eVisitor visa you are not able to:

  • Work in Australia except under very limited circumstances 
  • take up employment in Australia that can be done by an Australian citizen or resident 
  • Undertake formal study or training in Australia that leads to a primary, secondary or higher education qualification. If you intend to undertake non-formal study in a classroom environment for longer than four weeks, you may be required to have a health examination before starting the course

 

Business  visitor  family  members

With an eVisitor visa, business visitor family members are not able to:

  • Work in Australia 
  • Undertake formal study or training in Australia that leads to a primary, secondary or higher education qualification. If you intend to undertake non-formal study in a classroom environment for longer than four weeks, you may be required to have a health examination before starting the course

 

Tourist visitors

With an eVisitor visa, tourist visitors are not able to:

  • work in Australia. Limited volunteer work may be acceptable. 
  • engage in any studies or training longer than three months 
  • If you are at least 11 years of age and you intend to study in a class-room environment for a period greater than 4 weeks, you may be required to pass a chest x-ray examination before commencing your studies. 
  • You must be free from tuberculosis at the time of travel to, and entry into, Australia. 
  • You must not have any criminal convictions, for which the sentence or sentences (whether served or not) are for a total period of 12 months duration or more, at the time of travel to, and entry into, Australia.

 

Submission for an eVisitor visa does not guarantee that the visa will be granted. Conditions such as a past criminal offence or other complications can cause an application to be denied.

If you would like to ascertain your eligibility for Australian Visitor visa, you can book an appointment for initial consultation with our Australia Immigration experts. Call us on +91 9633 746454 or email us at info@irishexpert.com.

Electronic Travel Authority Visas or subclass 600 visa

An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa is for people who wish to visit Australia for short holidays, tourism, recreation, business trips, and informal studies or training. ETA visas can be acquired quite easily through a travel agency, airline, or an Australian visa office. ETA visas can also be acquired online if you hold a passport from an eligible country.

An ETA visa allows a person to visit Australia for up to three months on each visit to Australia within a 12-month period from the date of grant. Like the eVisitor visa outlined above, an ETA visa is electronically linked to the passport number used in the application, so no documentation is needed when arriving in Australia for purpose of entry other than your passport. When bringing family to Australia, keep in mind that separate ETA applications are required for each family member.

To be granted the visa, you must be outside of Australia and a passport holder of an ETA-eligible country below:

  • Brunei 
  • Canada 
  • Hong Kong (SAR) 
  • Japan 
  • Malaysia 
  • Singapore 
  • South Korea 
  • USA

Electronic Travel Authority visas have a number of conditions.

Business visitors

With this visa you are not able to:

  • work in Australia except under very limited circumstances 
  • take up employment in Australia that can be done by an Australian citizen or resident 
  • undertake formal study or training in Australia that leads to a primary, secondary or higher education qualification. If you intend to undertake non-formal study in a classroom environment for longer than four weeks, you may be required to have a health examination before starting the course

 

Business visitor family members

With this visa, business visitor family members are not able to:

  • work in Australia 
  • Undertake formal study or training in Australia that leads to a primary, secondary or higher education qualification. If you intend to undertake non-formal study in a classroom environment for longer than four weeks, you may be required to have a health examination before starting the course

Tourist visitors

With this visa, tourist visitors are not able to:

  • Work in Australia. Limited volunteer work may be acceptable. 
  • Engage in any studies or training longer than three months 
  • If you are at least 11 years of age and you intend to study in a class-room environment for a period greater than 4 weeks, you may be required to pass a chest x-ray examination before commencing your studies. 
  • You must be free from tuberculosis at the time of travel to, and entry into, Australia. 
  • You must not have any criminal convictions, for which the sentence or sentences (whether served or not) are for a total period of 12 months duration or more, at the time of travel to, and entry into, Australia.

Submission for an ETA visa does not guarantee that the visa will be granted. Conditions such as a past criminal offence or other complications can cause an application to be denied. Please see our ETA visa FAQ for more details.

Australia evisa or subclass 600 visa

Indians travelling to Australia with the purpose of tourism can apply for an online visitor visa for Australia.  This visa type is also known as Australia subclass 600 visa.  One can apply for this visa through the VFS or any authorized agents. But in order to get a subclass 600 visitor visa for Australia, the applicant should fulfil some criteria.

Here are the criteria to fill are-

  • The applicant must have sufficient funds to support him/her during their stay.
  • They are not allowed to start a business, engage in employment, or take up a long term medical treatment.
  • The applicant must be genuinely willing to return to the home country.
  • All applicants must qualify character and health criteria for visa application.

With an Australia visa, one can stay up to 90 consecutive days in Australia.  This visa comes with 12 months validity. Within these 12 months of validity, the visa holder can enter Australia for Multiple times. On each entry, the visa holder can stay up to 90 consecutive days in the country.

If you would like to ascertain your eligibility for Australian Visitor visa, you can book an appointment for initial consultation with our Australia Immigration experts. Call us on +91 9633 746454 or email us at info@irishexpert.com.