Australia Visit Visa

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Requirements and application procedure:

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 an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or eVisitor.

Processing Time

Due to high volumes of applications being lodged in Islamabad the current average service standard for Visitor Visa (Tourist and Business) 6-7 weeks for most applications. Applications are individually assessed and processing times for some cases can exceed 7 weeks.

How To Pay For Your Visa

Fees should be made by Bank Draft payable to the ‘Australian High Commission Islamabad’ in Pakistan Rupees, cashable at any bank in Islamabad.

Visitor visa (subclass 600)


This visa lets you visit Australia:

  • to visit or for business visitor purposes
  • for up to three, six or 12 months.

The base application charge for this visa ranges from AUD130 to AUD335.

If you hold a certain passport, you might be able to apply for a free or cheaper visa.

The eVisitor (subclass 651) visa is free. You must be a passport holder of a certain country.

The Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) visa has an AUD20 service charge. You must be a passport holder of a certain country.​​


You might be able to get this visa if you are travelling to Australia:

  • as a visitor
  • for business visitor activities
  • to visit family
  • on a tour with a registered travel agent from the People’s Republic of China.

If you are in Australia you can apply for theTourist stream of the Visitor visa onlineprovided you currently have a valid visa that does not have condition 8503 imposed.

If you are outside Australia only certain passport holders can apply for this visa online.

If you cannot apply online, you can lodge a paper application.

Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602)


This visa allows people to travel to Australia:

  • for medical treatment or consultations
  • to support someone needing medical treatment who holds or has applied for this visa
  • to donate an organ.​


You might be able to get this visa to:

  • have medical treatment in Australia
  • donate an organ
  • support the person needing medical treatment. This person must hold or is applying for this visa.

You can also apply for this visa if you are in Australia, have turned 50 years of age, and have been refused a permanent visa only on the grounds of health.

Special Program visa (subclass 416)


This visa aims to enhance international relations and cultural exchange by allowing persons to share cultural, social experiences, knowledge and skills in the Australian community through cultural enrichment, community benefits or youth exchange programs.

In addition to the Special Program, the Special Program visa (subclass 416) has another stream called Seasonal Worker Program.


You can apply for this visa if you have been invited by an approved Special Program sponsor to participate in an approved youth exchange, cultural enrichment or community benefit program.

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