If you wish to extend your stay in Australia, you can explore a few different options, based on what type of visa you obtain and the purpose or reason for the extension of your stay. It is common for people to visit Australia as a tourist and enjoy their stay so much that they would like to stay longer. The Australian Visitor Visa allows you to stay in the country as a sightseer without taking up employment, usually for a set period. It is also ideal for business visitors.The Visitor visa is usually available for 3, 6, or 12 months. Some holders of this visa canextend the duration of their visa after they arrive in Australia. You may also apply for a new visa if you are on an ETA Visa or an e-Visitor.
Who is Eligible for Australia Visa Extension?
If you want to stay in Australia longer than your original visa lets you, you need to apply for a further visa of the same kind or another visa. If you have a ‘No further stay’ condition on your visa, you cannot apply for a new visa while you are in Australia. You must leave Australia no later than the date on which your visa ends, except in extremely limited circumstances.
Australian 457 Independent Executive Visa holders currently in Australia can apply for a Business Visa extension called a Temporary Business Entry Visa. The Temporary Business Entry Visa which was developed in recognition that an emerging number of Independent Executive Visa holders in Australia were facing expiry of their visa, but were legitimately in business and required more time to be eligible to apply for permanent residence.Australia Visa
You can apply for a further stay as a visitor under the 600-visitor visa Australia, if you are in Sydney and want to extend your holiday for tourism purposes. You should do this at least two weeks before your current visa expires.
Check your visa expiry dates and conditions
Check when your visa expires, because the ideal thing to do is to apply at least 3 weeks before the expiration date. Remember that the quicker the better, if you already made a decision what we recommend is to take action immediately, check all your visa options and prepare the documents you need for your application.
Reasons for Australia Visa Rejection
- Failing to meet financial requirements
- Incomplete application form
- Missing or incorrect documents
- Invalid or damaged passport
- Applying for wrong type of visa
- No proper ties in home country