Visitor – Tourist Stream
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:
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 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
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.
Please note the update in Visa fees, effective 01 July 2021, and refer to Visa Pricing Currency Table for more information.
|VISA CATEGORY||BASE VISA
CHARGE – OVER 18 (AUD)
– OVER 18 (USD)
– UNDER 18 (AUD)
– UNDER 18 (USD)
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 01 July 2021
Please refer Here for more information.
|Primary Client/Applicant Fee|
|Application lodgement and biometric collection – Primary applicant||PKR 5,912|
|Biometric Only||PKR 5,616|
|Secondary Client/Applicant Fee|
|Additional document submission – if not accompanied by a letter from the Visa Office||PKR 4,138|
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 centre.
Service Fee is paid in cash.
Please click on Additional Services for more information
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)|
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).
For the current average processing time of visa application kindly click here.
For a complete list of forms please click here
For Under 18
|Consent Form 1229 to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years|
|Authorized Recipient Form 956 Advice by a migration agent/exempt person of providing immigration assistance|