Visa (Subclass – 400)
The Subclass 400 visa is a type of temporary visa offered by the Australian government, allowing individuals to enter Australia for short-term work or specific activities. It is designed for people who need to travel to Australia for a short period of time to undertake work, attend events, or engage in other activities that are not covered by other visa types.
Key features of the Subclass 400 visa:
- Short Duration: This visa is typically granted for stays of up to three months, but in some cases, it can be granted for up to six months depending on the circumstances.
- Work Purposes: The primary purpose of the Subclass 400 visa is for short-term work or specific work-related activities. This could include things like attending conferences, participating in seminars or workshops, conducting business negotiations, or engaging in specialised work projects.
- No Employer Sponsorship: Unlike some other work visas, the Subclass 400 visa does not require sponsorship from an Australian employer. However, the applicant must have a genuine need to work in Australia for the proposed short duration.
- No Ongoing Work: The visa is not intended for long-term or ongoing employment. It is specifically for short-term, non-ongoing work or activities.
- Family Members: Generally, family members (such as spouses and children) can be included in the Subclass 400 visa application. They may not have work rights. It is better to consult in detail as in some situation the dependent applicant requires a separate application.
- Genuine Temporary Entrant Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate that they intend to stay in Australia temporarily for the purpose of the visit and have a genuine reason for needing to be in the country.
- Health and Character Requirements: Like all Australian visas, the Subclass 400 visa requires applicants to meet health and character requirements if the requested duration is for more than three months.