Entertainment Visa 408
If you are a:
- narrative film,
- or commercial
producer, director or crew member you need a visa to film or work in Australia. As do musicians, performers and sportspersons. The Temporary Activity visa, subclass 408, covers “entertainment” workers and sponsors of applicants for this visa.
Migration Ways is experienced in getting talent and crew into Australia. We have obtained visas for many production companies and event promoters based in Australia and overseas.
Experienced 408 Visa Consultants
Our expertise includes liaising with the relevant Australian entertainment bodies and unions, and attaining certification by the applicable Australian Government Departments. Our industry knowledge and experience helps generate quick application turnarounds. We have relationships with Australian-based associates who can provide sponsorship if required and timely advice on any production need that you may have, including recommendations for local talent and crew.
Alberta Miculan: 408 Entertainment Visa Expert
If you have any questions regarding the subclass 408 visa for entertainment work in Australia, please do not hesitate to contact our office to talk with Alberta Miculan. We can also do international phone consultations via Skype.
“I just wanted to take a moment to officially thank you for the brilliant work you did on Jackie Chan’s ‘Bleeding Steel’.” Paul Currie, co-founder and director of Lightstream Pictures, Australia, producer of Bleeding Steel, Hacksaw Ridge, The King’s Daughter.
Read Paul Currie’s complete testimonial for Migration Ways
Some of our Australian Entertainment Visa Clients
Besides Lightstream Pictures, some of the many production companies we have obtained visas for include:
- National Geographic
- BBC Finch
- Playmaker Media
- Planet 55 Studios
- Chugg Entertainment
- Guesswork Television
- Blue Tongue Films
- Story Bridge Films
- K&K McGrath
- Cheeky Little Media
- Like a Photon
- Hipwell International Production Services
- Bunya Productions
- FG Film Productions
- Bunim Murray
As well as for talents from Canada, USA, India, Nigeria, Germany, Greece, UK, Ireland, Taiwan, and China.
Producers or directors coming to Australia only for a scout or for meetings can travel more simply on a Business-Visitor Visa.
When you are applying for a visa, you are dealing with a government authority. Honesty is the best policy.
A Recommendation for our 408 Visa Work
“Once the first visas started rolling in it was an organised and straightforward process, all monitored by the capable Migration Ways staff. I would highly recommend their services to any production with visa requirements and commend them on their sound, expert advice.” Johnny Wang, Line Producer/Production Manager at October Pictures Company
Read more on Entertainment visas
And more on Australian Filming Visas and Sports Visas.