The Australian Temporary Short Stay Visa 400
The 400 Temporary Short Stay visa allows employers to hire foreign nationals to work short term in Australia to perform specialized work. The 400 visa is generally granted for 3 months and in some instances for 6 months. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply for the 400 visa, but they must do so offshore, that is, overseas, not in Australia. The specific work related to the application does not need to be on any occupation list and the application is not subject to labour market testing or market salary rates.
After the successful 400 visa applicant is working for an Australian company, he or she may be able to apply for a different visa, for example, the TSS 482 work visa.
If you have been invited to work on a specific task for an Australian employer, contact us to discuss the 400 visa as an option for you.
Other Work Visas for Australia
Please be aware that there are other Australian work visas. If you want a longer stay in Australia, please discuss with a Migration Ways registered migration agent the following visas:
- The 482 TSS work visa. The 482 visa has replaced the popular 457 work visa and has two streams, for 2 or 4 years.
- The 186 Employer Nomination Permanent visa. The 186 visa allows Australian employers to sponsor employees who are foreign nationals for a permanent visa to work in Australia.
- The 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa. The 187 visa allows Australian employers in regional Australia to employ skilled people in positions unable to be filled from the local labour market.
- Working Holiday visas. If you are aged 18 to 31, and if your country is eligible, one of Australia’s two Working Holiday visas might be best for you. These visas are the 417 and the 462 visas. Read more about the countries eligible for Australia’s Working Holiday visas, and about the opportunities and conditions for these two popular Australia visas that allow you to work in Australia.
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