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Tourist Visa

600 (Visitor) Visa

The 600 (Visitor) Visa is a temporary visa that allows individuals to visit Australia as tourists and experience life in the country. This visa is available to immediate family members of Australian citizens or permanent residents, excluding those visiting for business or medical treatment purposes (Subclass 600).

The duration of your stay is determined on a case-by-case basis by the government. When deciding the length of your stay, the government considers factors such as the intended duration of your visit and the reasons why you wish to stay in Australia.

It’s important to note that Australia may not allow you to stay if you desire. The visa can be issued as a single-entry or multiple-entry visa. If you have a multiple-entry visa, you are permitted to leave and re-enter Australia while the visa is valid.

Typically, visitors are allowed to stay in Australia for three months, but in some cases, stays of up to a year may be permitted.

Features:

  • You can visit family or friends during your stay.
  • The visa allows you to be in Australia as a tourist, for a cruise, or for purposes other than business or medical treatment.

Eligibility:

  • You must intend to stay in Australia solely for the purpose of visiting.
  • Sufficient funds must be available to support your stay in Australia.
  • You must be in Australia both at the time of application and when the decision is made.

For more information about the 600 (Visitor) Visa, Please contact our experts.

601 (Electronic Travel Authority) ETA

The 601 (Electronic Travel Authority) ETA is a short-term visa valid for 12 months or the remaining duration of your passport, whichever is shorter. It allows travel to Australia.

With the ETA, you can enter and exit Australia as frequently as you choose while it is valid. Each time you enter Australia, you are allowed to stay for a maximum of three months.

If you frequently visit or stay in Australia for extended periods, authorities may inquire about the purpose of your travel. Your ETA may be canceled if it is determined that you are not a legitimate visitor.

Eligibility:

  • Your intention must be to visit Australia only.
  • You must have sufficient funds to support your stay in Australia.
  • Working in Australia is not permitted.
  • You must be outside of Australia when you apply for the ETA and when the visa decision is made.

Features:

  • The ETA allows you to visit family or friends in Australia.
  • It can be used for tourism, cruises, or other non-business or non-medical treatment purposes.
  • Legitimate unpaid volunteer activities are allowed, if an Australian resident would not otherwise be compensated for that type of work (reimbursement for expenses such as meals and accommodation are permissible).
  • You can engage in business-related activities during your visit if you do not work for or supply services to an Australian company or organization. Selling anything to the public, including services, is prohibited.

For further information about the 601 Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), Please contact our experts.

651 (e-Visitor)

The 651 (e-Visitor) visa is a cost-free visa that enables individuals to travel to Australia for business visitor purposes. This visa allows for stays of up to three months within a 12-month period. It is important to note that this visa cannot be extended to prolong your stay in Australia. If you wish to remain in the country for a longer duration, you must apply for another visa.

Features:

  • Tourist Visit: You can visit Australia as a tourist, such as for holiday purposes or to embark on a cruise.
  • Family or Friends Visit: This visa permits visits to family members or friends residing in Australia.
  • Business Visit: You can utilize this visa to visit Australia for business-related purposes.
  • Study or Training: The visa allows for a total study or training period of up to three months.

Eligibility:

  • Residency Status: You must be outside of Australia at the time of application.
  • Passport Requirement: Your passport should be issued by one of the countries that qualify for E-Visas.
  • Temporary Visit: Your intended visit to Australia should be for a short-term period, either for vacation or business purposes.
  • Health Condition: You must be free from tuberculosis upon entering Australia.
  • Criminal Convictions: You must not have been convicted of a crime or crimes that resulted in a cumulative sentence exceeding 12 months, regardless of whether the sentence has been served.

If you require further information or have any queries regarding the 651 (e-Visitor) visa, we recommend reaching out to our team of experts.

Invitation letter for Tourist Visa

An invitation letter serves as a formal written request to invite an individual to visit Australia. Typically, the letter is composed of a friend or family member who wishes to host another friend or family member for a short-term stay. The letter is specifically addressed to the Immigration Office and seeks the issuance of a temporary visa for the invitee. It contains relevant information about the inviter and their relationship with the invitee.

When drafting the invitation letter, it is essential to include the following details about the invitee:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Address and telephone number
  • Relationship to the inviter (friend, sister, brother, parent, niece, uncle, etc.)
  • Purpose of the trip (vacation, business visit, seminar, event)
  • Duration of the intended stay in Australia (number of days, weeks)
  • Accommodation and living expenses arrangement (whether staying with the inviter or at a hotel, etc.)
  • Planned departure date from Australia.

Moreover, the letter should provide the following information about the person extending the invitation:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Address and phone number in Australia
  • Occupation or job position in Australia
  • Status in Australia (Permanent Resident, Citizen, 457 Visa Holder, Student)
  • Supporting documents validating the visa or citizenship status in Australia
  • Description of living conditions and financial capacity

It is worth noting that this letter may also be necessary to demonstrate that the applicant intends to engage in business activities with an Australian company when applying for short-term business visas. In such cases, the host organization is responsible for drafting the business letter of invitation.

It is important to specify in the invitation letter whether the guest will be staying with the Australian host or making alternative accommodation arrangements. Additionally, the letter should provide evidence of the host’s financial capability to cover the visitor’s expenses during the stay.

For further information or inquiries regarding the invitation letter for a tourist visa, we encourage you to contact our team of experts.

 

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