If you wish to go to Australia for tourism, seeing your relatives or friends, pre-arranged medical treatment or short-term study (3 months or less) and your intention is not to work during your stay, you may apply for a visitor visa.
This category of visa has been designed for people who want to come to Australia for:
1. Tourism (sightseeing)
2. Seeing relatives or friends
3. Pre-arranged medical treatment or consultation
4. Short-term study
There are four Visitor Visa classes:
Short stay Visitor
This class for a stay of 3 months or less, and includes the following subclass: Tourist (short stay) – to sightsee, travel, visit friends and relatives, care for a dependent who is in Australia on a student visa, and be involved in other short-term non-working activities.
Long stay visitor
This class for a stay of 3 months or more, and includes the following subclass:
Tourist (long stay) - to sightsee, travel, visit friends and relatives, care for a dependent who is in Australia on a student visa, and be involved in other short-term non-working activities.
Long stay visitors are usually given a 6 month stay in Australia. Exceptions can include aged parents visiting children (up to 1 year stay) or a parent caring for a young child enrolled in formal studies ( 11 months renewable each year for the length of the course)
This class is for medical treatment, either elective or emergency. Anyone accompanying you must also apply for a medical treatment visa. This class includes the following subclasses:
Medical treatment (short stay) – for stay of 3 months or less
Medical treatment (long stay) – for stay of more than 3 months
If an Australian citizen or permanent resident is going to guarantee your stay, you can apply for this class visitor visa. This visa is for a stay of 3 months and less, and allows only one single entry. It includes the following subclasses:
Sponsored Business Visitor (short stay)
Sponsored Family Visitor (short stay)
This class of Visitor Visa includes a mandatory condition 8503 - no further stay. This means that you will not be able to apply for another visa while in Australia and your sponsor may be requested to lodge a security bond. The amount of the security bond is generally between A $5,000 and A $10,000.
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Please complete with as much information as possible and submit it to Australian Visa & Migration Consultancy Services