Australian Visitor Visa Subclass 600 (Overview)
This is the Australian Visitor Visa Subclass 600 overview article It contains all the general information pertaining to the visa subclass.
Some have asked us how we can associate magic with the serious task of obtaining a visa?
We wrote the original articles several years ago. They were a response to requests from people we knew, for a way to work through the process that was simple to implement and left them feeling in control.
During the intervening period many have said things like……
“Thanks Life Philippines, we have gone from confusion to clarity, it’s like magic” and ” Why am I not dreading the process this year, you guys are magicians.”
Well we confess, right now, no spells were cast and no wizards harmed in the production of these articles.
The magic is in clarifying and simplifying a process you need to get right first time.
The Australian Visitor Visa Subclass 600 lets you be in Australia for:
- A vacation
- A Sponsored Family Visit
- A Business visit
- A Tour with a registered travel agent from the People’s Republic of China.
For the purposes of this series of articles we are only going to be considering the first two items (Bolded) on the list above.
We are also presuming that the applicant is a Filipino citizen travelling solely on a Philippines passport. Dual citizens should see if their other citizenship offers them better terms of entry. For example US citizens can travel to Australia on an Electronic Travel Authority costing only 20AUD (Sub Class 601).
UK citizens can enter on either an Electronic Travel Authority through their travel agent, or eVisitor visa, which is free by application through an ImmiAccount.
One Simple Hack
If you plan to get a new passport, you should do so before applying for your visa. Your visa is linked to the passport number you used in your application and although you can apply to change the passport number on your application, it can delay the process.
The Waiting Period
Global Visa Processing Times
|Stream||75% of Applications Processed||90% of Applications Processed|
|Tourist*||20 days||36 days|
|Sponsored Family||48 days||63 days|
Last updated 14 June 2017 (for month ending 31 May 2017)
What You Pay For
- Medical assessment costs; if required
- Courier; only for paper based applications
- Costs of lodgement; only for paper based applications.
How You Can Apply
Paper Based Applications
Paper applications for the Australian Visitor Visa Subclass 600 are processed at VFS Global Services Philippines Private Inc., found in either: