Immigration Lawyers and Immigration Agents in Sydney and Parramatta
Do you wish do come to Australia for a holiday, business visit or to visit family members? Or would you like to visit for work and holiday purpose? Depending on the purpose of your visit, your individual circumstances and the proposed period of stay, you may be eligible for either a Visitor Visa or a Working Holiday visa, if you meet the relevant requirements.
The visitor visa is commonly known as a “tourist visa” if the purpose of your stay is holidaying in Australia or visiting family and friends for up to 3, 6 or 12 months. There are a few different visa subclasses available depending on the purpose of your visit as well as your current location and country of passport.
To meet the criteria for a visitor visa, you must:
- Have a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily only
- Have adequate access to or means to support yourself
- Meet the relevant health and character requirements.
If you are in Australia holding a Visitor visa, you may also be eligible for an extension of your stay, if you meet the relevant criteria.
Working and holidaying in Australia:
If you are at least 18 but less than 31 years of age, and hold a passport from certain country and wish to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year, you may qualify for one of the below visas (depending on your country of passport):
- Working Holiday (subclass 417)
- Work and Holiday (subclass 462)
The main difference between the two visas is the country of passport held by the applicant and that 417 visa can be extended to 2 years if you undertake 3 months of seasonal work in regional Australia whilst holding your first Working Holiday visa.
Why choose us?
Visitor visas in particular can be highly complex especially for applicants from high risk countries. Our Immigration lawyers ang agents can help you assess your eligibility and tailor your visa application to your circumstances ensuring the relevant criteria is met. Contact one of our immigration specialists today for a no obligation initial consultation.