Living and working in Australia – Visa Categories

  • ERemit
  • 23 December, 2019
  • 3 minutes read
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If you are thinking of moving to Australia, you should first understand the different types of Visa that are available and the one applicable to you. Paperwork can be done by oneself, in case if you are appointing a consultant to do this for you, ensure that they are registered with MARA (Migration Agents Registration Authority) and check if they meet local laws and registration requirements in your respective country. The different types of Visas are as follows:

Visitor Visa
  • Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)
  • eVisitor (subclass 651)
  • Transit visa (subclass 771)
  • Visitor (subclass 600)
  • Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)
  • Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)
Studying and Training Visa
  • Student visa (subclass 500)
  • Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)
  • Training visa (subclass 407)
Family and Partner Visa
  • Adoption visa (subclass 102)
  • Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 114)
  • Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 838)
  • Aged Parent visa (subclass 804)
  • Carer visa (subclass 836)
  • Carer visa (subclass 116)
  • Child visa (subclass 101)
  • Child visa (subclass 802)
  • Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884)
  • Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 864)
  • Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173)
  • Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143)
  • Dependent Child visa (subclass 445)
  • New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (temporary) visa (subclass 461)
  • Orphan Relative (subclass 117)
  • Orphan Relative (subclass 837)
  • Parent visa (subclass 103)
  • Partner (Provisional and Migrant) visa (subclass 309 100)
  • Partner visa (subclass 820 801)
  • Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300)
  • Remaining Relative visa (subclass 115)
  • Remaining Relative visa (subclass 835)
  • Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 870)
Working and Skilled Visas
  • Business Innovation and Investment (permanent) visa (subclass 888)
  • Business Innovation and Investment (provisional) visa (subclass 188)
  • Business Owner (subclass 890)
  • Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)
  • Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 124)
  • Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 858)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
  • Investor visa (subclass 891)
  • Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
  • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 494)
  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
  • Skilled-Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476)
  • Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)
  • Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887)
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)
  • State or Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa (subclass 892)
  • State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893)
  • Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)
  • Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)
  • Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403)
  • Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400)
  • Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)
Refugee and Humanitarian Visa
  • Global Special Humanitarian (subclass 202)
  • Protection visa (subclass 866)
  • Refugee visas (subclass 200, 201, 203 and 204)
  • Temporary Protection visa (subclass 785)
  • Safe Haven Enterprise visa (subclass 790)
Other Visa
  • Bridging visa A – BVA - (subclass 010)
  • Bridging visa B – BVB – (subclass 020)
  • Bridging visa C – BVC – (subclass 030)
  • Bridging visa E – BVE – (subclass 050 and 051)
  • Crew Travel Authority visa (subclass 942)
  • Former Resident visa (subclass 151)
  • Maritime Crew visa (subclass 988)
  • Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602)
  • Resident Return visa (subclass 155 157)
  • Special Category visa (subclass 444)
  • Special Purpose visa
  • Investor Retirement visa (subclass 405)
  • Confirmatory (Residence) visa (subclass 808)
Repealed Visa
  • Business (Short Stay) visa (subclass 456)
  • Business Skills (Provisional) visa (subclass 160 and 165)
  • Domestic Worker (Temporary) Diplomatic and Consular visa (subclass 426)
  • Domestic Worker (Temporary) Executive visa (subclass 427)
  • Electronic Travel Authority (Business Entrant) visa (subclass 956 and 977)
  • Electronic Travel Authority (Visitor) visa (subclass 976)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 121 and 856)
  • Established Business in Australia visa (subclass 845)
  • Exchange visa (subclass 411)
  • Foreign Government Agency (subclass 415)
  • Government Agreement visa (subclass 406)
  • Labour Agreement visa (subclass 120)
  • Labour Agreement visa (subclass 855)
  • Media and Film Staff visa (subclass 423)
  • Medical Practitioner visa (subclass 422)
  • Medical Treatment (Short Stay) visa (subclass 675)
  • Medical Treatment Long Stay visa (subclass 685)
  • Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 119 and 857)
  • Religious Worker visa (subclass 428)
  • Retirement visa (subclass 410)
  • Skilled Designated Area Sponsored visa (subclass 496)
  • Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 495)
  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 175)
  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 885)
  • Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (subclass 475)
  • Skilled Regional Sponsored (subclass 487)
  • Skilled Sponsored visa (subclass 176)
  • Special Program visa (subclass 416)
  • Sponsored visa (subclass 886)
  • Sport visa (subclass 421)
  • Superyacht Crew visa (subclass 488)
  • State or Territory Sponsored Regional Established Business in Australia visa (subclass 846)
  • Temporary Work (Entertainment) visa (subclass 420)
  • Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)
  • Tourist visa (subclass 676)
  • Temporary Work (long Stay Activity) visa (subclass 401)
  • Training and Research visa (subclass 402)
  • Visiting Academic visa (subclass 419)
  • Foreign Affairs or Defence sector visa (subclass 576)
  • Higher Education Sector visa (subclass 573)
  • Independent ELICOS Sector visa (subclass 570)
  • Non Award Sector visa (subclass 575)
  • Postgraduate Research Sector visa (subclass 574)
  • School Sector visa (subclass 571)
  • Student Guardian visa (subclass 580)
  • Vocational Education and Training Sector visa (Subclass 572)

Check Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs to see the visa options that might suit your needs.