There are other visas available from the Australian government in addition to those listed elsewhere on our site. Those listed here indicate the visas are our team can assist with.
If you’re unsure which visa is most suitable to your circumstances, we welcome you to get in touch with our team via our visa eligibility form and explain your situation. We review each form personally, and can let you know which visa options we believe you have.
Visitor Visas (Subclass 600)
PROVIDES: Temporary Residency
Those who wish to holiday in Australia as a tourist, or visit family or friends are best served by a Visitor Visa. This is often available at minimal cost directly from the Australian government and typically lasts three months, however the Subclass 600 provides an opportunity to visit for up to 12 months. Parents of Australian citizens of permanent residents may be granted Visitor Visa up to 5 years, depending on circumstances. The duration of the visa is at the discretion of the adjudicating case officer.
The Visitor Visa
Residents Return (Subclass 155/157)
PROVIDES: Extended travel rights
This visa allows for continued travel in and out of Australia after the ‘travel element’ of a permanent visa has expired. Although a permanent visa grants indefinite residency, it does not allow for indefinite re-entry to the country. The validity period for re-entry to Australia is stipulated on the permanent visa grant notification. Once it has expired, the visa holder will require a Residents Return visa to continue to gain re-entry to Australia should they leave. Without this, they may not be allowed past immigration control.
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Distinguished Talent (Subclass 858)
PROVIDES: Permanent Residency
This visa provides permanent residency with work and study rights attached. It’s designed for people with a “history of excellence” in an eligible field (economic, social, cultural, or by raising Australia’s academic, artistic or sports standing internationally), and have been prominent in that field in the 2 years prior to an application. The visa applicant must be internationally recognised, with exceptional and outstanding achievements. Nomination is required from an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible citizen of New Zealand, with a national reputation in the same field.