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If you wish to visit Australia for a holiday, sightseeing, or to visit family or friends you will need to apply for a Visitor Visa (Subclass 676). People intending informal study or training for less than 3 months, may also apply for a Visitor Visa. Please note that paid work is not allowed on a visitor visa.
Longer Tourist Visas for Parents of Australian Citizens and Permament Residents
From 24 November 2012, parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to apply for Tourist visas to visit Australia for longer.
The department will grant on a case-by-case basis:
• Tourist visas of up to five years validity which provide a stay of up to 12 months on each entry to those parents who are outside Australia and are in the Parent (subclass 103) visa queue.
• Tourist visas of up to three years validity with 12 months stay on each entry will be considered for parents who are outside Australia and are not in the Parent visa queue.
For further information:
See: FAQs - Longer Tourist Visas for Parents of Australians
Visitor Visa Requirements
At the link below you will find a description of the Australian Government’s requirements for this visa subclass along a description of how we assess these applications at the Australian High Commission, New Delhi.
Frequently Asked Questions & Document Checklist
We would also encourage you to access this list of Frequently Asked Questions and this useful Document Checklist which will assist you in preparing your application.
Fees & Application Forms
A list of current fees and charges and an application form for a Visitor Visa is available at the Department of Immigration & Citizenship website: