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Visitor Visa

Overview

The information on this page is specific to applicants in Bangladesh.

Who should apply?

This visa allows people to visit Australia for a holiday or recreation, or to visit family and friends. This visa may also be used for other short-term non-work purposes including study for less than three months.


Who is this visa for?

This visa is available to all passport holders who are:

  • outside Australia and want to apply for a visa to visit Australia
  • In Australia and want to extend your stay as a visitor.

Tourist stream (subclass 600): for people travelling to Australia for a holiday, recreation or to visit family and friends and for other purposes not related to business or medical treatment.

  • If you are in Australia, your application must be made in Australia. If you apply for this visa in Australia, you must be in Australia to be granted the visa.
  • If you are outside Australia, your application must be made outside Australia. If you apply for this visa outside Australia, you must be outside Australia to be granted the visa.

Business Visitor stream (subclass 600): for business people travelling to Australia for a short business visit. This includes making a general business or employment enquiry, negotiations or participating in a conference.

  • You must be outside Australia when you apply, your application must be made outside Australia, and you must be outside Australia to be granted the visa.

Longer Tourist visas for parents of Australians from 24 November 2012, parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to apply for Tourist visas to visit Australia for longer. See details in the FAQ
For more information please see: click here 

Certain tourists are also eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or an eVisitor.

See:
eVisitor
Electronic Travel Authority 976

Repeat visits and long stays

This visa is designed only to allow temporary travel to Australia for tourism purposes or to visit family and friends. It cannot be used for long-term stays or residence. To be eligible for a further Tourist visa in the future, you must maintain extended periods of time outside of Australia.

If you would like to migrate or spend longer periods in Australia, you should explore more appropriate visa options which may be more suitable.

See:
Migrants
Retirement – Visa Options

What does this visa let me do?

If granted, this visa will allow you either a single or multiple entries to Australia for a stay period of up to Three, Six or Twelve  months.

The period of stay and number of entries granted will depend on the purpose of the visit and your personal circumstances:

Visa Fees

VISA CATEGORY BASE APPLICATION CHARGE (AUD) BASE APPLICATION CHARGE (BDT) ADDITIONAL APPLICATION CHARGE- OVER18(AUD) ADDITIONAL APPLICATION CHARGE- OVER18(BDT) ADDITIONAL APPLICATION CHARGE- UNDER18(AUD) ADDITIONAL APPLICATION CHARGE- UNDER18(BDT)
Tourist stream 145   8600 _ _ _ _
Business Visitor Stream 145   8600 _ _ _ _


*Fees updated effective from 01 January 2020.

Please refer Visa Pricing Currency Table for more information.

Introduction of VFS Service Fees

From 1 July 2014, VFS will charge clients a service fee for visa application lodgment and biometric collection for Australia. This is in addition to visa application charges. The service fees will be as follows:

Primary Client Fee Service Fee
Application lodgment and biometric collection – Primary applicant BDT 2916/-
Biometric collection only BDT 2770/-
Resident Return visa applications - no biometrics required BDT 2916/-
Secondary Client Fee Service Fee
Application lodgment and biometric collection – Secondary applicant BDT 2041/-
Citizenship by Descent and Australian Declaratory Visa applications – no biometrics required BDT 2041/-
Second time Additional document submission at VFS

For paper application

For online lodgment application

First time additional document submission at VFS is free of cost if the VFS Primary applicant fee is paid before.

NB: Online lodgment cases applicant are requested not to send additional document to VFS through courier
BDT 2041/-


Payable in Bangladesh Taka at the VFS Australian Visa Application Centre by Standard Chartered Bank draft . Bank draft Making Service Charge BDT 321/-

[Citizenship charges are payable by Standard Chartered Bank draft at VFS or High Commission]

Photo Specifications

One 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).

photo specification

 

Processing Time

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

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