Visitor visa (subclass 600) Frequent Traveller stream

The Frequent Traveller stream is for people who travel frequently to Australia for a short visit for tourism, visiting family or friends or for business visit purposes. Business visit purposes includes making general business or employment enquiries, negotiations or participating in a conference.

The visa might be granted for a period of up to 10 years and has a higher visa application charge than the other Visitor visa streams.

The Frequent Traveller visa commenced in December 2016 as a trial for holders of passports from the People’s Republic of China, who are applying from within China. The visa is only available online.

The visa has been introduced as a trial and therefore numbers are limited. It might be extended to other passport holders in the future.

Note that this visa allows a maximum of three months stay on each visit to Australia. Parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents should consider existing arrangements in the Visitor (subclass 600) Tourist stream.

To be granted this visa, you must:

  • hold a passport from the People’s Republic of China

  • meet health and character requirements

  • have enough money to support yourself during your stay in Australia

  • be genuinely intending to stay only temporarily in Australia.

You must be in China when you apply.

You must be outside Australia when the visa is decided.

You do not need a sponsor to apply for this stream.

You will need to provide biometrics (a scientific form of identification) at an Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in China before lodging an application in this stream.

There is an application charge for this visa of AUD 1000.

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