Australia – a country full of vibrant cities, breathtaking landscapes, and rich cultural heritage. Whether you are dreaming of soaking up the sun on our world-renowned beaches, immersing yourself in our vibrant culture, reconnecting with loved ones, or experiencing the unique opportunity of a working holiday, the first step is securing the right visa.
At Visa Lounge, we are top-tier Australian Immigration Specialists who take the stress away by simplifying the visa application process for you. Our core mission is to support individuals in all aspects of their Australian visa journey – whether that’s exploring the nation’s beauty, working during an extended holiday, or reconnecting with loved ones living in Australia.
At Visa Lounge, we take pride in being more than just a service provider. We’re your partner, your guide, and your biggest supporters. We hold your hand throughout the visa process, ensuring a seamless experience.
With extensive experience in this field, we offer a level of attention and personalisation that other immigration agencies are unable to provide. Every step of the visa process is handled with care, ensuring your journey towards obtaining your visa is as smooth as possible.
Our track record of securing Australian visitor visas for our clients and our commitment to your satisfaction truly sets us apart. We’ve made countless journeys possible, and yours could be the next.
Australia provides a wide variety of visitor visas, each tailored to serve specific needs. There are also working holiday visas for those looking to explore the country while working to fund their Australian holiday. These can be segmented into three primary categories:
In addition, there are several specialised subsets within the visitor visas that cater to unique circumstances. Similarly, there are different types of working holiday visas based on the applicant’s country of passport, age, previous visa history and work experience.
At Visa Lounge, we’re committed to helping you understand and choose the right visitor visa for your needs, whether they align with the above or something different.
Each visa category comes with unique requirements and eligibility criteria. At Visa Lounge, we take the complexity out of these processes, providing personalised assistance for each visa type, including the Working Holiday Visa Subclass 417 and Work and Holiday Visa Subclass 462.
The term “visitor visa” is an overarching descriptor that encapsulates various immigration procedures and regulations, while “working holiday visas” offer the opportunity for temporary employment in Australia. Our strength lies in our deep understanding of these procedures, drawing upon years of expertise to align you with the visitor or working holiday visa best suited to your specific needs.
The Visitor Visa Subclass 600 is a versatile visa designed for various purposes such as tourism, visiting family or business activities. You can stay in Australia for up to 3, 6 or 12 months based on the granted terms of your visa. To be eligible, applicants need to demonstrate their intent as genuine visitors and must have sufficient funds to support their stay. Below we have detailed the various streams available for a visitor visa application:
Tourist Stream (apply in Australia):
This visa lets you explore Australia as a tourist or visit family and friends, with a stay period of up to 12 months. You must be in Australia when you apply for this visa and when your application is decided.
Tourist Stream (apply outside Australia):
Similar to the Tourist Stream (apply in Australia), this stream lets you enjoy Australia’s attractions or visit family and friends, but you must be outside Australia when you apply and when your application is decided.
Sponsored Family Stream:
If you have family in Australia willing to sponsor your visit, this visa lets you stay for up to 12 months. Your sponsor might be asked to pay a security bond and you must be outside Australia when you apply and when your application is decided.
Business Visitor Stream:
For business reasons, this visa allows you to stay for up to 3 months. You can make a short visit for business-related activities, excluding work or selling goods or services. You must be outside Australia when you apply and when your application is decided.
Approved Destination Status Stream:
Exclusively for citizens of certain areas of China visiting Australia on a tour organised by an approved travel agent. The duration of your stay on this visa needs to be specified in your grant letter, and you must stay with your organised tour group during your visit.
Frequent Traveller Stream:
Designed for citizens of the People’s Republic of China who frequently travel to Australia for business or personal reasons. The visa can be granted for up to 10 years, with a stay period of up to 3 months each time you enter.
A low-cost visa option is the eVisitor Visa Subclass 651, which allows you to visit Australia as often as you wish within a 12-month period for stays up to 3 months each time. The visa is free and processing times are quick. With this visa, you can visit family or friends, go on a holiday or a cruise, and undertake business visitor activities. Applications must be made from outside Australia and you must be outside Australia at the time of decision.
This visa allows you to visit Australia as often as you wish within a 12-month period, for stays of up to 3 months each time. It is a low-cost visa option that enables you to visit family or friends, go on a holiday, and even undertake some business visitor activities. Applications must be made via a travel agency or using the Australian ETA app, from outside Australia.
Subclass 462 – the Work and Holiday visa – is tailored for young adults aged between 18 to 30 years from eligible countries, desiring an extended holiday in Australia with the added advantage of working here to fund their trip.
Stay Duration: Up to 12 months.
First Work and Holiday Visa:
An excellent opportunity to have an extended holiday in Australia and work to support your trip. You can apply for this visa if you are 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) and hold a passport from an eligible country.
Second Work and Holiday Visa:
The second Work and Holiday visa gives you another chance to enjoy Australia while working. It’s for those who are or have been holders of a first Work and Holiday visa, have completed 3 months of specified subclass 462 work, and meet certain eligibility criteria.
Third Work and Holiday Visa:
The third Work and Holiday visa extends your Australian experience further. This visa is available for those who are or have been holders of a second Work and Holiday visa, have completed 6 months of specified subclass 462 work, and meet certain eligibility criteria.
Remember, processing times may vary. Consult with us at Visa Lounge to ensure a smooth application process and to fully understand the specific criteria and obligations of the Work and Holiday Visa Subclass 462.
The Working Holiday Visa Subclass 417 opens doors for young adults (aged between 18 to 30, or up to 35 for some countries) who want to have an extended holiday in Australia, with the flexibility to work and fund their adventure.
Stay Duration: Up to 12 months.
First Working Holiday Visa:
Designed for eligible individuals to enjoy their first extended holiday in Australia and work to fund their trip. This visa offers you the opportunity to work during your stay.
Second Working Holiday Visa:
This visa is for those who are or have been holders of a First Working Holiday visa, have completed 3 months of specified subclass 417 work, and meet certain eligibility criteria. It allows a second working holiday in Australia, with the freedom to undertake any kind of work.
Third Working Holiday Visa:
Extending the Australian adventure, the third Working Holiday visa is for those who currently hold or have held a second Working Holiday visa, have completed 6 months of specified subclass 417 work, and meet certain eligibility criteria.
Processing times can vary, and our team at Visa Lounge is always here to guide you through the application process and help understand the specific criteria and obligations of the Working Holiday Visa Subclass 417.
At Visa Lounge, we prioritise simplifying the visa application process and tailor our service to your unique needs and reasons for visiting Australia. We understand that obtaining a visa involves more than just completing a form; it’s about understanding your individual circumstances and aligning them with the right visa type.
Our services include detailed assistance in assembling all the necessary requirements, which may include:
● Comprehensive visa assessments
● Thorough supporting document verification
● Assistance with appropriate insurance coverage
With Visa Lounge on your side, you don’t just acquire a visa, you gain a trusted partner. We cut through the red tape, simplify complexities, and stand by you at every step, turning your dream of visiting or working in Australia into a reality. So why wait? Choose Visa Lounge today and embark on your Australian adventure with confidence and peace of mind.
Experience the Visa Lounge difference today, and take the first step towards your memorable Australian visit or working holiday.