651 VISA EVISITOR

eVisitor Visa Subclass 651

Indah Melindasari MARN 0961 448

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MARN 0961 448 | UPDATED MAY 2019

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eVisitor Visa subclass 651 Brief Overview

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:
    • Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus
      Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France
      Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland
      Italy Switzerland Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania
      Luxembourg Malta Monaco The Netherlands Norway
      Poland Portugal Romania Republic of San Marino Slovak Republic
      Slovenia Spain Sweden 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:

  • Travel to Australia on a cruise, have a holiday, visit your family or friends, or as a business visitor.
  • 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.
  • Study or train for up to 3 months in total and do volunteer work on the eVisitor (subclass 651) Visa.
  • 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 7 months by the Department of Home Affairs. The processing time might take a longer time when: you do not fill the application correctly, you do not include all the required documents, the Department needs more information from you, and the Department takes time to verify your information.