Is a Tourist Visa a Substantive Visa?

Is a Tourist Visa a Substantive Visa

Yes, a tourist visa is a substantive visa. And what is the meaning of ‘substantive visa’?

What is a substantive visa?

A substantive visa is any visa that is not a bridging visa. This is not significant for the vast majority of visitors to Australia – however, it may become relevant if you wish to apply for another visa while you are in Australia.

There are three types of tourist visas:

  • eVisitor (Subclass 651)
  • Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601)
  • Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)

You can read more about the different visitor visas here and see which one you are eligible for.

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