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Visitor Visa

Overview

This visa is for the temporary entry of people for tourism or business visitor purposes.
There are two streams which can be applied for 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 Visitor stream

For applicants seeking to engage in business visitor activities including,

  • Making general business or government enquiries,
  • Contract Negotiations,
  • Government visits
  • attending conferences, seminars, job interviews or professional examinations.

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

  • Performing work for organizations 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 an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or eVisitor.

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Visa Fees

Visa Category Base Visa Application Charge (AUD) Base Visa Application Charge (THB) Additional Applicant Charge over 18 (AUD) Additional Applicant Charge over 18 (THB) Additional Applicant Charge under 18 (AUD) Additional Applicant Charge under 18 (THB)
Visitor Visa-Tourist/Business Stream 140 3800 - - - -

Payable in Thai Baht at the VFS Australian Visa Application Centre either by cash or cashier’s cheque or Bank draft issued in favour of Australian Embassy Bangkok.

For more information on visa fees please refer to the Fees & Charges menu on the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection Website.

The service charge is applicable per passport which can be paid either by cash or cashier’s cheque or Bank draft issued in favour of VFS (Thailand) Ltd.

Primary Client/Applicant Fee
Application lodgement and biometric collection – Primary applicant THB 896
Biometrics Collection Only THB 851
Secondary Client/Applicant Fee
Application lodgement and biometric collection – Secondary applicant THB 627
Citizenship by Descent THB 627
Resubmission THB 627
COURIER FEE
Return of Documents/Passport/ Notification letter THB 200

*Note that courier fee is mandatory to all visa categories except for “biometric only” cases where originals or Visa decision needs to be couriered back to applicant. 

Photo Specifications



Please submit one photograph along with your visa application.
The photograph must be:

  • No more than 6 months old
  • 4.5cm X 3.5cm
  • Colored, with plain background
  • Taken looking straight forward and face seen clearly

 

Processing Time

For current processing times please visit: Global visa and citizenship processing times

For non-Thai passport holders, please note that if you are only visiting Thailand or not lawfully resident in Thailand, the Australian Embassy, Bangkok may transfer your application for processing to another Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate-General.  As a result, you may wish to lodge your application directly at another Australian Visa Application Centre in the country of your usual residence. Please see the main DIBP website for contact details for your country of residence: http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/offices-locations