Australian Tourist Visas
Depending on the passport you hold, there are a number of Australian visas available for travel and tourism purposes. The main requirement for an Australian tourist visa is that you are required to prove that you will be a ‘Genuine Tourist’. Regardless of the passport you hold, you will be required to satisfy this requirement.
What is a ‘Genuine Tourist’ ?
A genuine tourist basically means that you have genuine intentions to visit Australia temporarily and abide by any conditions placed on your visa. Depending on the country you are from, you may have work, study and no further stay conditions placed on your tourist visa.
When assessing you visa application, Case Officers will take into consideration information contained in statistical, intelligence and analysis reports on migration fraud and immigration compliance developed about nationals from your home country. Your individual circumstances will be assessed against a non-return rate for applicants in similar circumstances wishing to visit Australia.
What is ‘No Further Stay’ ?
If this condition is on your tourist visa, it means that you WILL NOT be able to apply for further visas whilst in Australia (except for a protection visa). There are extremely limited circumstances in which this condition may be removed. If this condition is not removed from your visa you will NOT be able to apply for further visas whilst in Australia.