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eVisitor Visa Subclass 651

Indah Melindasari MARN 0961 448
Updated July 2023
Subclass 651 Visa - eVisitor

The eVisitor (subclass 651) Visa allows you to visit Australia as often as you want in a 12-month period. You are also entitled to stay up to 3 months each time you visit Australia. To apply for this visa, you must stay outside Australia when you apply for this visa and hold a passport from certain countries in addition to meeting all the requirements.

eVisitor (Subclass 651) Visa Eligibility

There are seven requirements that you must meet before you apply for an eVisitor (subclass 651) Visa:

  1. You must be a citizen of and hold a valid passport from one of the countries listed below:
    • Andorra
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bulgaria
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Latvia
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malta
    • Monaco
    • The Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Republic of San Marino
    • Slovak Republic
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • United Kingdom – British Citizen
    • Vatican City
      • However, you cannot apply with:
        • A non-citizen passport, certificate of identity, or other travel documents
        • A British National Overseas, British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person, or British Subject Passport
  2. Meet the health requirement.
  3. Meet the character requirement; however, if you have a criminal conviction in any country, you should apply for a Visitor Visa (subclass 600) because you might be refused entry if you arrive in Australia on an eVisitor.
  4. Pay your debts to the Australian Government. This situation is applicable for your family members whether they apply for this visa or not. Hence, if you or your family member owe Australia Government money, you or your family members must have paid it back or arrange to pay it back.
  5. Be a genuine visitor by staying temporarily in Australia and obey any condition and stay period attached to your visa.
  6. You must have enough money to support yourself while you are in Australia and leave Australia at the end of your stay.
  7. Best interests of the child. Australian Government might not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.

Benefits of 651 eVisitor Visa

As an eVisitor visa holder you are allowed to:

  1. Travel to Australia on a cruise, have a holiday, visit your family or friends, or as a business visitor.
  2. As a business visitor, you can: make general business or employment inquiries; investigate, negotiate, sign or review a business contract; make an official government visit; and participate in a conference, trade fair, or seminar. However, the organisers cannot pay you for taking part. You also cannot work for or provide services to a business or organisation and sell goods or services to the public.
  3. Study or train for up to 3 months in total and do volunteer work on the eVisitor (subclass 651) Visa.
  4. Allow you to leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid.

eVisitor 651 Visa Processing Time:

For the processing time, 90% of the application is processed in 1 day.

eVisitor Visa Subclass 651 Cost

Good news! There is no visa charge payable to the Department for this visa application. It means you can apply for this visa for free.

Frequently Asked Questions For Subclass 651 Visa

ONE derland Consulting managing director and also registered migration agent, Indah Melindasari, B.Com (MARN 0961 448) is here to answer your questions for 600 Visa!

  • Who can apply for an eVisitor Visa (subclass 651)?
    • Only the citizen of the listed countries can apply for an eVisitor (subclass 651) Visa. The citizen of the listed countries also must hold a valid passport to apply for this visa.
  • What is the difference between eVisitor Visa (subclass 651) and Visitor Visa (subclass 600)?
    • eVisitor (subclass 651) Visa allows you to stay up to three months in Australia, and this visa is available only for the listed countries.
    • The Department also does not require any visa charge on eVisitor (subclass 651) Visa application.
    • On the other hand, Visitor (subclass 600) Visa is available for tourists from countries around the world. This visa allows you to stay between 3 to 12 months in Australia, subject to conditions imposed on the visa.
    • Besides, there is a charge that you must pay to apply for a Visitor (subclass 600) Visa.
  • Is eVisitor Visa (subclass 651) the same as ETA?
    • eVisitor (subclass 651) Visa is similar to ETA where both of the visas allow you to visit Australia for up to 3 months each time you enter Australia.
    • The main difference between them is only certain passport holders of certain countries can apply for ETA or eVisitor.
    • Depending on your circumstances, if you hold a passport that is eligible for both visas, then eVisitor visa may likely be the easiest and least costly option for you.
  • Can I stay for more than three months on an eVisitor Visa (subclass 651)?
    • No, you cannot. You can stay up to 3 months only on each visit to Australia with an eVisitor (subclass 651) Visa.
  • Can I include my family in the eVisitor Visa (subclass 651) application?
    • You cannot include your family in your eVisitor Visa (subclass 651) application.
    • You need to make a separate visa application for each of your family members who wants to travel with you.
  • Should I prepare for a Health Insurance?
    • It is recommended to take out your health insurance to cover any health treatment you might need in Australia.
    • However, some countries have a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Australia. You may check the countries with reciprocal healthcare agreements on the Australian Government’s official website.
  • Will there be a visa label in my passport?
    • The Australian Government will digitally link your visa to your passport. Hence, you will not get a label in your passport.
  • What should I do if I have some changes in my situation?
    • You have to tell the Department regarding the changes in your situation, including changes to your phone number, email, address, or passport, changes to your relationship status, and the birth of a child.
  • Can I stay longer in Australia by extending my eVisitor Visa (subclass 651)?
    • You cannot stay longer in Australia by extending your eVisitor (subclass 651) Visa. If you want to stay longer, you must apply for other visa options. Make sure you choose the visa option that suits your condition.

Obtaining 651 Visa in Simple Three Steps

First step: Apply for eVisitor Visa

You can apply for the eVisitor (subclass 651) Visa online through IMMIAccount.

Second step: After Visa application

The Department will let you know when they have received your visa application.

However, if you do not receive an email from the Department within 12 hours of applying, you may check your application status in IMMI Account.

You also might find other things you need to know or you need to do.

Third step: Get your visa outcome

The Department will let you know their decision on your visa application (granted or refused).

If granted, the Department will tell you your visa grant number, the date your visa starts, and your visa conditions.

Remember to keep a copy of the notification with you when you are travelling or when you are in Australia.

If the Department refused your visa, they will let you know in writing the reason for the refusal and whether you have a right to a review of the decision.

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