Tourist Visa

Tourist Visa

Australia world famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, its beaches, deserts, "the bush", and "the Outback".has been the sought after destination for tourists all around the world. Also, Australia is one of the world's most highly urbanized countries; with its well known attractions of its large cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth.

The tourist visa allows foreigners to visit Australia for a short period of time. The applicants can also bring along their family including their dependent children. It is mandatory that one should intend to visit Australia only for tourism purpose and restrain from getting involved in gainful business activities. Also with this visa one cannot work.

Tourist Visa Australia

How long can one stay:

This is a temporary visa whereby one can stay for the period or dates specified on the visa grant letter as determined by the embassy which differs from case to case. Also one may be granted with a single entry or multiple entry visa.

Parents of Australian citizens or permanent residents:

For parents of an Australian citizen or permanent resident, the Australian commission may consider granting a visa for longer than 12 months. The Australian Commission may grant a visa that lasts up to:

  • 18 months if you have not previously traveled to Australia and either:
    • have not applied for a Parent visa
    • have applied for a Parent (Migrant) visa (subclass 103) but are not yet in the queue
  • 3 years if you are outside Australia, have previously held an Australian visa and complied with the visa conditions, and either:
    • have not applied for a Parent visa
    • have applied for a Parent (Migrant) visa (subclass 103) but are not yet in the queue
  • 5 years if you are outside Australia and in the Parent (Migrant) visa (subclass 103) queue

However the same is considered differently for different cases. If one is granted a visa which is valid for more than 12 months then one might be able to enter Australia multiple time while the visa is valid. However one cannot stay in Australia longer by extending this visa.

Include family:

One cannot include family member in one’s application. Separate applications must be made for each member of the family.

The visa will be digitally linked to your passport. One will not get a label in one’s passport.