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Business Visitor visa options

 There are several business visitor visa options allowing business people to make a short-term business visit to Australia for up to three months.

  • Business visits/ activities may include a conference, negotiation or exploratory business visit, but do not include acting, musical performances or commercial film making.

None of the business visitor visa options listed below allows you to work. If you are intending to carry out short-term, non-ongoing, highly specialised work in Australia, you should apply for the Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400).
See: Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400) - DIBP website

There are more appropriate visa options available, if your main reason for coming to Australia is to work:
See: Work in Australia - DIBP website
See: work-related visas options
 


eVisitor (subclass 651)

Electronic visa for business or visitor purposes for up to three months.

  • for passport holders from over 30 European countries, including all EU member states, as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican City.

If you hold an eVisitor-eligible passport, you can apply online.

There is no charge for an eVisitor online application.

Who could get this visa (eVisitor-eligible passports) – DIBP website

For an online application, or for further information on the features and requirements of this visa, please see:
eVisitor (subclass 651) - DIBP website  


ETA (Electronic Travel Authority, subclass 601)  

Electronic visa for business visitor purposes for up to three months.

Only passport holders of certain countries might be able to get an ETA. If you hold such an ETA-eligible passport, you can apply for your ETA through most travel agents or airlines.

Travel agents usually charge a fee for this service.

Who could get this visa (eligible passports) - DIBP website
 


Visitor visa (subclass 600)

Business Visitor Stream - Visitor visa

The Business Visitor Stream of the Visitor visa (subclass 600) is for business people to make a short business visit to Australia for up to three months.

Business visits/ activities may include a conference, negotiation or exploratory business visit, but do not include acting, musical performances or commercial film making.

If you are unable or ineligible to apply for an electronic business visitor visa, you should send a paper application to the Berlin office. The following will assist your application.
 


Business Visitor Stream: paper application checklist

How to obtain a Visitor (Business Visitor stream) Visa if you are not eligible for an eVisitor (Business) or ETA.
 

Please provide:

  • Completed form 1415 - Download form 1415 - DIBP website (pdf)
    Make sure that you answer all questions and that you correctly complete the credit card authorisation form.
  • Application charge.This is a processing charge and cannot be refunded irrespective of the outcome of your application
    Visa Application Charges
  • a clear (uncertified) copy of the biodata page of your valid passport.
    A case officer may ask you for your original passport during the processing of your application
  • a statement about the purpose of your planned business visit (for example: conference invitation, employer’s letter confirming business meetings)
  • Depending on your circumstances, your case officer may request further information or documents.

 

Health Requirements
Please refer to the Health Requirement to see if your country of origin or residence and the nature/ duration of your visit require you to undergo any health clearance formalities.
Health Requirements - DIBP website
 

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