5 November 2022 landmark
Australia is a wonderful place to visit, but it can be a bit confusing if you’re on a tourist visa. We’ve put together this list of popular activities that may be restricted or prohibited by law when visiting Australia on a temporary stay visa.
1. Travelling with someone who has a temporary partner visa
If you are going to Australia with someone who has a temporary partner visa, you need to make sure that your relationship is valid.
The main purpose of this visa is to allow people to live in Australia with their partners and family members who are not citizens.
The partner visa allows you to live in Australia for up to five years if your partner has been legally admitted as an Australian citizen or permanent resident since before November 19th 2001 (when the new legislation came into effect).
If your relationship has not been established before then it will be treated as “fraudulent” and could lead towards deportation from Australia!
2. Working in Australia with a tourist visa
You can work in Australia on a tourist visa. However, you need to be aware of the following:
- You can only work for up to 6 months with a tourist visa. If you want to stay longer than this, then your employer may want to sponsor your stay or bring you back after the initial six months.
- For example, if someone has come from Europe as a visitor and they want to settle in Australia permanently, then they will need another type of visa called ‘permanent residency’ which allows them access to any part of Australia including cities like Sydney (where we live).
3. Study in Australia on a tourist visa
If you’re interested in studying in Australia, but can’t afford the high tuition fees, then it may be time for a tourist visa. You will need to meet the requirements of your student visa and prove that you have sufficient funds to cover the cost of living in Australia.
You can study on a tourist visa if:
- You are not enrolled at a school (or college) where English is required
- Your course lasts less than 1 year
4. Explore Australia on your tourist visa
If you’re looking to explore Australia on your tourist visa, there are a few things to keep in mind. You can visit family and friends, but only if they live in the same country as you.
You cannot work or study during your stay; however, if you’re planning on taking some time off from work while travelling around Australia with your loved ones and friends, this may not be an issue for everyone (especially if it’s just one week).
The biggest downside of visiting Australia as a tourist is that it’s not possible to apply for permanent residency while here—you’ll need at least six months after travelling back home before applying again!
Additionally, bringing pets into Australia requires special documentation from both yourself and any animals involved; otherwise, they’ll be held at customs until their paperwork comes through (which could take up to three weeks).
Know what you can and cannot do when visiting Australia.
When you arrive in Australia, the first thing you should do is check your visa status. If it’s not what you expected, contact an immigration lawyer to help you figure out what to do next. (You can also try calling us at [email protected].)
If Your Visa Is Valid:
- You are allowed to work and live in Australia if your visa has been approved by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).
To apply for a tourist visa: go to the DHA website; fill out their online application form; pay a $50 fee; wait 10 business days for an approval letter from DHA; go back home with a passport stamped with “approved guest” sticker on it – this means that all other requirements for staying longer than 3 months were met – so no need for further documentation/paperwork consular processing etc…
We hope that this article has been helpful in your preparations for visiting Australia. Please feel free to contact our immigration experts at Landmark Immigration if you are interested in settling in Australia.