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For tourists, business visitors or to visit family for 3, 6 or 12 months

Basic Eligibility

  • be a genuine visitor
  • have enough funds to support your stay and leave

Tourist stream (apply in Australia)

This visa stream lets you visit Australia as a tourist, to see family and friends or for purposes other than business or medical treatment.

Stay

Up to 12 months

Cost

From AUD355

  • We might grant you a stay of up to 12 months
  • Visit friends and family, cruise or have a holiday
  • If you hold another visa that is expiring and want to stay longer, this visa might suit you

Tourist stream (apply outside Australia)

This visa stream lets you visit Australia as a tourist, to go on a cruise or to see family and friends.

Stay

Up to 12 months

Cost

From AUD140

  • We might grant you a stay of 3, 6 or 12 months
  • Eligible parents of Australian citizens might be granted a longer validity period
  • Visit friends and family, cruise or have a holiday

Sponsored family stream

This visa stream lets people who are sponsored, usually by a family member, come to Australia to visit their family members.

Stay

Up to 12 months

Cost

AUD140. We might ask your sponsor to pay a security bond.

  • You must be sponsored by an eligible family member who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • We might ask your sponsor to pay a security bond

Business visitor stream

This visa stream lets you visit Australia for business reasons.

Stay

Up to 3 months

Cost

AUD140

  • You can make a short visit for business visitor reasons, but you can't work or sell goods or services
  • We might let you enter Australia once or many times while the visa is valid
  • You must be outside Australia when you apply and when we decide your visa

Approved Destination Status stream

This visa stream is for citizens from certain areas of China visiting Australia on a tour organised by an approved travel agent.

Stay

For the period or until the date we specify in your grant letter

Cost

AUD140

  • This visa lets citizens of the People's Republic of China (excluding SARs) visit Australia with an organised tour group
  • You must remain with the organised tour group

Frequent traveller stream

This visa stream is for citizens of the People's Republic of China who travel often to Australia for business or personal reasons.

Stay

The visa can be granted for up to 10 years. Stay up to 3 months each time you enter.

Cost

AUD1,045

  • We might grant a validity period for up to 10 years
  • You must hold a passport from the People's Republic of China, SARs excluded
  • You must provide biometrics within the People's Republic of China before you apply

 

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