Subclass 600 – This is the most applied Australia Visa in India. It caters almost all the temporary needs of the Indians to visit Australia.
The documentation for visitor visa completely depends on the purpose of your travel as subclass 600 covers 4 different categories.
Mandatory documents required for visa purpose
- Cover Letter
- Bank Statement
- Income Tax Returns
- Leave Letter
When you are traveling to Australia for tourism purpose it is necessary to hold a visa which covers the entire period of your stay in Australia.
The best part for Australia visa while applying is you do not need to hold the confirm tickets or hotel bookings as per the Immigration Department you can book the tickets when you receive the visa it isn’t mandatory to book it, instead you can provide an itinerary based on your travel plans and make sure to mention the dates you would like to be there in Australia.
The most important factor when you visit any country for tourism purpose is to prove that you will abide by the rules of the country you are visiting and return to the home country before your visa expires, same applies to Australia too and to prove that you need to attach sufficient documents proving your return.
You are financially stable in your country and that you can cover the expenses in Australia as well as when you return to your home country. Documents to prove your return can be:
- Offer letter / Appointment letter
- Company Papers (if self-employed)
- Salary Slips
- Financial & Social Ties in your home country.
These documents, if presented accurately, can decrease the chances of the rejection of the visa. Though these documents must not be fake, or misleading in any manner it must be completely genuine and authorized.
When you are visiting your family and friends in Australia it becomes necessary to present the documents accurately from both ends as the inviter will play a very important role in this case for approval or rejection of the visa.
Documents from India will remain the same as per the tourist category except for the detailed cover letter mentioning whom you are visiting, relation with the inviter, and the purpose of visiting them. Documents required from the inviter are as follows:
- Invitation Letter
- Passport Copy
- Visa Copy / PR Card
- Employment Proof
- Residence Proof
- Tax Papers
Above mentioned documents must be in a properly scanned format with all the required details and proving the relation with the invitee. Any negative remarks or records in the name of the inviter may create a problem for the applicant’s visa approval.
You can apply for the visa 90 days before the intended travel date. Processing time for a tourist visa and visiting family and friends is 17 – 25 days. The charges for the visa is AUD 146.
The stay period for this visa is normally 3 months on each arrival or as mentioned on the visa. Visa received is generally 1-year Multiple Entry.