The business visitor stream of Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) allows you to travel to and visit Australia for business purposes. This visa facilitates conducting legitimate business visitor activities but does not extend to undertaking work for or providing services to an organisation, or selling goods or services directly to the general public.
Eligibility for Business Visitor Visa
- Meet the health and character requirements
- Not have debts to the Australian Government
- Have sufficient funds to support your stay in Australia
- Have a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily
- Perform only legitimate business visitor activities
For this purpose, Regulation 1.03(a) of the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) defines ‘business visitor activity’ as:
“any of the following activities undertaken by a person:
- making a general business or employment enquiry;
- investigating, negotiating, entering into, or reviewing a business contract;
- an activity carried out as part of an official government to government visit;
- participation in a conference, trade fair or seminar in Australia unless the person is being paid by an organiser for participation;”
Accordingly, any activities other than the above-mentioned ones are not permitted on this visa and may result in breach of your visa condition leading to your visa cancellation.
Further, you cannot add dependant family members in your visa application. Each family member travelling with you must apply for a separate Visitor Tourist stream visa (Subclass 600). It is important to know that the Department may refuse to grant this visa if it is not in the best interest of an applicant who is a child, less than 18 years old.
In addition to Business Visitor Visa, Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601) and e-Visitor Visa (Subclass 651) also allow you conduct legitimate business visitor activities, if you have a passport from an eligible country. These visas usually have an attached Condition 8115 which precludes visitors from undertaking work that may otherwise be undertaken by an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a temporary work visa holder.
If you want to know more about business visas or are seeking any migration assistance, Contact Us or call us on (02) 4626 100 to speak to one of our Registered Migration Agents in Sydney to discuss your options.