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.