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Visitor – Tourist Stream

Overview

This visa is for the temporary entry of people for tourism or business visit purposes. There are two streams which can be applied from outside Australia:

Tourist stream

For people to visit Australia temporarily for a holiday, to visit relatives or friends or for other short-term non-work purposes, including study for less than three months.

Business stream

Business visitor activities may include attending a conference, negotiation or an exploratory business visit.

Note: The Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400) is the appropriate visa for

  • Performing work for organisations or persons based in Australia
  • Sales of good or services directly to the general public (retail activity)

Certain passport holders are also eligible to apply for a Visitor visa online

See: Visitor visa online

Afghan Nationals

From 1 April 2015, Afghan Nationals who reside in Pakistan and Afghanistan, who wish to apply for either Visitor Visa - Tourist and Business Streams subclass 600, their applications will be processed at the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai. Applications can be lodged online by creating an ImmiAccount. More information about how to create an ImmiAccount can be found at here.

Visa Fees

VISA CATEGORY BASE VISA 
APPLICATION 
CHARGE (AUD)
BASE VISA
APPLICATION 
CHARGE (PKR)
ADDITIONAL
APPLICATION
CHARGE – OVER 18 (AUD)
ADDITIONAL 
APPLICATION CHARGE
– OVER 18 (USD)
ADDITIONAL
APPLICATION CHARGE 
– UNDER 18 (AUD)
ADDITIONAL 
APPLICATION CHARGE
– UNDER 18 (USD)
Visitor 
(Subclass 600)
140 13100 - - - -

How to pay for your visa

Fees can only be paid by Bank Draft payable to the ‘Australian High Commission Islamabad’ in Pakistan Rupees, cashable from any bank .

*Fees updated effective from 1 July 2018.

Please refer Visa Pricing Table  for more information.

Service Fees

Service Delivery Partner will charge clients a service fee for visa application lodgement and biometric collection. This is in addition to visa application charges. The service fees will be as follows and will be payable in cash at application center.

Service Fee is paid in cash.

Primary Client/Applicant Fee
Application lodgement and biometric collection – Primary applicant PKR 6,032
Biometric Only PKR 5,730
Secondary Client/Applicant Fee
   Additional document submission – if not accompanied by a letter from the Visa Office PKR 4,222

Please click on Additional Services for more information

Documents Required

Download the checklist corresponding to your visa subclass.

The checklist will help you prepare all the documents you need for the application

TOURIST STREAM CHECKLIST (SUBCLASS 600)

Photo Specifications

Photospecification

Four passport-sized photograph (please attach to the form). NB - ID photos that have been digitally enhanced or altered to improve or change appearance or remove distinguishing features are not acceptable. As the photos are required for identity purposes, if they do not represent your true appearance, your visa application may be delayed if you need to be asked to provide new photos. The photos should also meet normal passport size and pose (front on head and shoulders, no facial coverings or sunglasses).

Processing Time

For the current average processing time of visa application kindly click here.