Short Journeys to Australia and what you need to know
Many Indian residents want to travel to explore the world, and to do that a short term visa is all that is required. Australia is one of the most popular countries for Indian visa applications at the moment for a number of reasons. Here, we will explore what you need to know about visas for short trips to Australia.
There are a number of different options that are available for those who want to visit Australia as a tourist.
Visitor Visa Subclass 600
The Visitor Visa Subclass 600 is the main short-term visa for Indian applicants. The visa has three different streams and which one you apply for will depend on your personal circumstances:
If you are approved for any one of these visas, you are offered three months, which not only allows you to holiday in Australia but also study and engage in limited business activities.
You can apply for this visa both inside and outside Australia, and the price depends on where you are at the time. If you are outside Australia, the price for application is 7,700 INR, if you are inside Australia prices start from 19,800 INR. Therefore, you must take this into account when applying.
Who can apply for this visa?
In order to apply for this visa you have to meet several conditions:
If you are applying for a business visitor visa, you will also be required to show:
If you want to travel with your family under the Visitor Visa Subclass 600 separate applications must be filed. You cannot include your family on your application.
The potential changes to Australian visa and immigration laws have been well documented in recent months. A total of 457 visas were going to be altered under a new reform. The majority of these visas were going to be made tougher to obtain. That meant more stringent regulations and an increase in price, which would make them harder for potential employers to obtain.
December 03, 2015