TEMPORARY WORK (SHORT STAY ACTIVITY) VISA (SUBCLASS 400)
|Overview||The Highly Specialised Work stream of this temporary visa lets you do short-term, highly specialised work in Australia. It is suitable if you have specialised skills, knowledge or experience not generally available in Australia.|
|Cost of application||AUD310 for the main applicant|
|Duration of visa||Generally up to 6 months|
|Uses of this visa||
|Eligibility||Applicants must meet the following requirements-
You can apply for this visa if you have specialised skills, knowledge or experience that:
- can assist Australian business
- can’t reasonably be found in the Australian labour market
- will be non-ongoing
Non-ongoing work means work that is likely to be completed within 6 months or less, and you do not expect or arrange to stay in Australia after this time for any reason related to that work.
You will need to show that you have the skills, knowledge or experience to do this work. Things you could show include:
- a copy of your resume
- any licenses or qualifications you have
- a letter from your overseas employer explaining your current position and duties.
The Australian business or overseas employer might need to show that they have tried to find Australian workers to do the work first, as this visa can’t be granted if it affects employment or training opportunities for Australian citizens or permanent residents.
You will need to provide proof that you have work such as a letter of invitation, job offer, employment contract or other document from an Australian organisation confirming they have employed you to work in Australia showing:
- details of your position, duties, or project of work you will undertake
- the duration of your work
- the reason why you are required to work in Australia
- support for your visa application
- your employment conditions and wages
- the Australian workplace standards or Industry Award that applies to your position
You can apply for a subclass 400 to:
- direct, produce or have any other role in a production that will not be shown in Australia (you will need to provide a distribution contract or other evidence to support this)
- come to Australia for a promotional activity, for example:
- an actor visiting Australia for a red carpet premiere
- a rock band in Australia for a promotional tour but no performances
The subclass 400 visa does not allow a person to:
- perform as an entertainer in Australia or support an entertainer or group of entertainers performing in Australia
- direct, produce or take any other part in a production that will be shown, broadcast or performed in Australia (including theatre, film, television, radio, concert or a recording).
If you want to do these activities, you should consider applying for the Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) – Entertainment.
Find more TEMPORARY ACTIVITY VISA visa options.