Australian Visitor Visa: subclass 600

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Australian Visitor Visa: subclass 600. .

This visa lets you visit Australia to stay for varying periods of up to three, six or twelve months at a time.

The visitor visa only allows tourism activities, no work is allowed.

This is a common visitor visa option for passport holders from many countries.

Some visa grants allow multiple entry within a 12-month period, while others are single entry only.​  This is often decided by the Immigration official that processes the visa grant.
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Source: immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/…/visitor-600

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  2. I’m an American citizen attempting to marry an Australian citizen in Australia. After our marriage and a brief honeymoon, I will return to America to file a “petition for alien spouse” with US immigration. We had to cancel our plans we made in February 2020 to be married in July 2020 because of my May 27th sub-class 600 visitor visa application not being approved & still is not approved. I’ve spent $8,000+ on lawyers in both countries. I’m 58 years old. I’ve known my fiancé since 1994 when she lived in the USA previously. I don’t even know if this email will be read by anyone who can help me get this visa approved, but this pandemic has put our lives on hold. Neither one of us has been married before, nor has any children. The DHA has not shown any sympathy for us. They rejected my first COVID-19 exemption attempt. I’m hoping they will eventually grant my request with help of lawyers, but there are no guarantees, except the legal fees I’ve endured as a manufacturing manager in the US, who’s financial opportunities aren’t endless. Sincerely, Anthony Osheim

    1. The DHA have their hands tied behind their backs to some degree, with the numbers of people they can allow to have a visa to enter Australia. If they issue more visas, but people still can’t travel, the complaint is “Why issue a Visa when you know we can’t travel”. If they don’t issue a visa the complaint is “Why not issue visas and give us a chance to travel.”

      Currently there are over 30,000 Australians that are stuck overseas, who are trying to get flights back home. There are also thousands of non Australians that want to come to Australia, some with visas but do not have a travel ban exemption, others with visas and an exemption, but can’t find a flight. Some may not be able to afford the higher cost flights and the quarantine fees. One news report says: “there are likely some 30,000 Australians in the United Kingdom alone seeking to return home“.

      Each State in Australia decides how many people they will allow in each week, based on their available quarantine spaces. Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide had a limit of 500 passengers a week. This may have been increased recently, possible now 750 per week.

      A recent news report said:

      Tens of thousands of Australian travellers and expats remain stranded all over the world due to the dramatic decline in air operations and tough border restrictions due to COVID-19.
      Australia currently restricts airlines to carrying between 25 and 60 passengers per incoming flight. This has intensified demand and seen prices skyrocket to as much as $10,000 a seat.
      Airlines have been forced to prioritise higher paying passengers with business and first class tickets in order to stay profitable on the long and expensive journeys to Australia.
      Stranded travellers have complained about getting bumped from flights multiple times, sometimes within hours of departure, and accused some airlines of price gouging.

      The only thing you can do is keep on applying, and see what happens, but realistically, the COVID-19 situation is messing up the lives of many people, and only a lucky few are managing to get into the country. The vast majority of those applying for a subclass 300 “fiance visa”, are refused based on this term: “An intention to marry is not sufficient evidence to demonstrate that you are an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident.”

      The other situation is that we are not even allowed to leave Australia, unless we get a travel exemption to leave.

      That might make it difficult for someone who is only wanting to come for a short time, rather than a permanent arrival who would probably get priority.

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