The government of Australia has officially started granting 10-year multi-entry visas to Chinese nationals, the Chinese Embassy in Australia stated on 19 November.
Announced initially in June 2015, Australian officials described this new visa step as a reform as being critical to the country Down Under’s future business growth and infrastructure renovation.
With the Migration Legislation Amendment signed on 10 November, hereafter Chinese nationals with 10-year visas during that period would be eligible to avail multiple free entry permits.
But crienglish.com said it was clearly specified in the agreement that holders of these new visas were barred from working in Australia and they could not stay in that country continuously for over three months at a time.
It was also stated that applicable for these visas are only those citizens of the People’s Republic of China who enter Australia by air.
Meanwhile, applicants for the new visas would have to undergo medical examinations prior to applying. The cost of these visas is A$1,000 (about 5,060 yuan).
It is said that China is the most prized tourism market for Australia as it contributed 25.5 billion yuan (approximately A$5 billion) to its economy in 2015.
Chinese nationals are being accorded similar privileges by the US, Singapore and Canada, each of which grants 10-year visas to them.
If you are looking to travel to Australia, approach Y-Axis to avail guidance and assistance to file for a visa from one of its 19 centres in eight of India’s premier cities.