The Paper-Based 600 Visitor Visa is designed for people who wish to take a trip to Australia and are NOT on the ETA Eligible Country list OR on the e600 Visitor Visa Eligible Country list.

The 600 Visitor Visa allows you to stay in Australia for:

·         a stay of up to 12 months, or a shorter period, depending on the purpose of the visit and your personal circumstances; and

·         as a single or multiple entries to Australia.

Apply online for the Paper-Based 600 Visitor Visa

The Paper-Based 600 Visitor Visa differs from the ETA and the e600 in that it can not be applied for online, as it is a paper-based application. However, you can begin the process using the online 600 visitorvisa application form.

The Paper-Based 600 Visitor Visa usually takes approximately 20 days to be processed from the date that it is applied for. However, additional documentation may be required to complete your application which could significantly delay the process.

Visa Bureau strongly advise that you not make travel arrangements until you receive confirmation that your visa is approved.

Visa Conditions
Visitors to Australia must be willing and able to abide by the visa validity and conditions while in Australia. If you do not abide by these conditions, your visa may be cancelled or you may be subject to other penalties.

Paper-based 600 Visitor Visa holders must conduct themselves according to the following rules:

You must not work while in Australia;
Note: Voluntary work may be permitted.
You must not study for more than three months while in Australia;
Note: if you intend to study for longer than four weeks, you may be required to pass a health examination before starting your course. Some countries are exempt from this examination.
Your visa may be granted with a ‘No further stay’ condition. If this is the case, you will not be granted any other visa (except for a Protection visa) while you remain in Australia. This condition may be waived in exceptional circumstances; AND
The holder must depart within the validity of the Visitor Visa.
Apply online for a Paper-Based 600 Visitor Visa with our online application form

Medical Requirements
In addition to the above visa conditions, if you seek to stay in Australia for more than 6 months, you may also be asked to undergo a chest x-ray and/or medical examination. Your application for a Visitor visa may therefore take longer to process than the usual timeframe of approximately 20 days.

Should you be from a country that the Australian government considers as having a level of risk, there is also the possibility that you will be asked to undergo a chest x-ray and/or medical examination regardless of the length of time you are intending to stay in Australia for.

Additionally, Paper-Based 600 Visitor Visa applicants who are over the age of 70 are required by law to meet the visa’s medical requirements.  These requirements include:

providing evidence with your application that you have health insurance to cover your stay in Australia.
undergoing a health examination by a certified doctor to prove your fitness for travel to Australia.
Failure to meet these requirements will result in you being illegible for travel to Australia via this visa class.

Proof of Funds
When applying for a Paper-Based 600 Visitor Visa with a validity of the maximum 12 months, you must have access to sufficient funds to cover your expenses while in Australia.  As you will not be eligible for Australian employment, you will be required to display the necessary proof of funds.  Examples of this include a personal bank statements, pay slips, audited accounts or taxation records.


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