The online Visitor visa (subclass 600) is now available to passport holders of the Russian Federation who want to visit Australia for tourism or business purposes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the online Visitor visa (subclass 600) let me do?
When a Visitor visa (subclass 600) is granted, nationals of the Russian Federation can visit Australia for tourism or business activities. Tourism includes:
- recreational activity
- visiting family or friends
Business activities include
- attending a conference
- business negotiation
- an exploratory business visit
Does the online Visitor visa (subclass 600) let me work in Australia?
The Visitor visa does not let you work in Australia. If you are intending to carry out short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work, or participate in an event or events on a non-ongoing basis at the invitation of an Australian organisation, you should apply for the Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400).
How do I make an online Visitor visa (subclass 600) application?
You can make an online Visitor visa (subclass 600) application from anywhere there is internet access. Check here on how to apply.
Can someone else apply on my behalf?
You can apply yourself or you can arrange for another person to make the application on your behalf. If you choose to apply yourself, you will need access to a credit card in order to pay the visa application charge (fee).
Do I need to send in any documents?
You may be required to provide scanned copies of documents as part of your online application – you will be advised which documents are required during the online application process.
How will I know if I need to send in more information or documents?
In some cases, the office processing the visa application may request you to provide additional scanned documents before they can make a final decision. This request will be sent to you by email or your other preferred communication channel.
How will I know if my online visa application has been approved?
We will tell you (usually via email). You can also check the status of your visa application at any time after lodgement, through the online system.
How will I know what conditions apply to my visa?
If the visa is granted, we will tell you when you can use the visa and any conditions attached to it.
You can also check the conditions attached to your visa at any time by using the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) system.
Will I need a visa label in my passport if I am granted an online visa?
A visa label is not required as the visa information is held electronically and is linked to the passport number provided in the online visa application. See visa label-free travel.
I don’t have access to the internet. Can I still make a paper visa application?
Yes. If you are unable to make an online application, you can still apply for a Visitor Visa using a paper application form.