Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400)

Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400)

This temporary visa lets you do short-term, highly specialised work in Australia. It might be suitable if you have specialised skills, knowledge or experience not generally available in Australia.

400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa Details:

Stay period  Up to 3 months (up to 6 months may be allowed in limited situations and supported by a strong business case).

You can’t apply for this visa onshore or stay in Australia longer by extending this visa.

What you can do with this visa 
  • Work in a temporary, short-term, highly specialised job;
  • The work or activity must be non-ongoing.
Requirements Must:

  • Be invited or supported by the organisation you are working for in Australia;
  • Have specialist skills, knowledge or experience that can help Australian business and can’t reasonably be found in Australia;
  • Only do the work or activities for which your visa was granted.

Main Applicant:

  • From $285 AUD.

Sub Applicant:

  • Over 18 years of age: AU $285;
  • Under 18 years of age: AU $75.
Conditions  Not marry before first entry
Processing times 
  • 75% of applications: 20 days;
  • 90% of applications 23 days.

(Note: above fees are subject to the final fee charged by the Australian Immigration Department)