The Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass408 visa allows the applicant to visit Australia on a temporary basis to perform a specific type of task or work for a short amount of period. The visa allows academic researchers to analyze, observe, or participate in a research project in Australia. Visa 408 Australia has 10 different streams for different purposes, the duration to stay in Australia depends on the stream suitable for you which is 3 months to 4 years.
With a temporary activity visa, an applicant can be allowed to enter Australia on several occasions during the validity period, Moreover, the applicant is allowed to bring a secondary family member or dependent with them to Australia. The Temporary Activity Visa comes under the Employer-Sponsored Visas Category where you need a sponsoring employer to apply for the visa.
In 408 visa, the applicant has 10 choices to choose a visa activity from including:
Australian Government Endorsed Events:
With the 408 visas Australian government endorsed events stream, an applicant can travel to or stay in Australia to participate in a certain events government-endorsed event. The 408 visa allows you to stay for the duration of the event, or for upto 4 years. The cost of the application is 310 AUD$ while the visa application process time is not available. However, you don’t have to pay the visa fees if you are visiting Australia for a covid-19 pandemic event.
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Special Program Stream:
With the special program stream, the applicant is able to stay in Australia for upto 12 months, for 408 visa Australia, an applicant can take a part in a special event. This includes cultural enrichment, community programs, youth exchange, or school language assistant.
The cost of a visa application for a special program is AUD 310$, and the visa processing time for a special program stream of 408 visa is 67 days for 75% of applications, and 3 months for 90%.
Religious Work Stream:
The religious work stream allows you to stay upto 2 years in Australia, you are allowed to do full-time religious work for religious institutions in Australia. The applicant is allowed to bring his/her family to Australia.
The cost of the religious work stream is 310 AUD$. However, the processing time of the application is 6 months for 75% of the applicant, and 8 months for 90% of applicants.
Research Activity Stream:
The research activity visa stream lets you take a part in a research project for a research institute in Australia, the visa allows you to stay in Australia for upto two years and you are allowed to bring your family.
The cost of the research activity work stream is 310 AUD$. However, the processing time of the application is 6 months for 75% of the applicant, and 20 months for 90% of applicants.
Invite for Social & Cultural Activity:
This 408 visa stream is for invited participants only, It allows the applicant to live in Australia for 3 months to participate in the community-based event, it also includes sports events. You can take your family with you to Australia for upto 3 months.
The cost of the Invite for Social & Cultural Activity stream is 310 AUD$ and, the processing time of the application is 9 days for 75% of the applicant, and 19 days for 90% of applicants.
Sporting Activities Stream:
The sporting activities stream is for the applicants who want to visit Australia to coach their sporting team or to adjudicate and instruct the Australian National team. The applicant is also allowed to perform high-level sports training with a reputed sports organization.
The visa allows you to bring your family and stay for upto 2 years, the processing time for the visa is 9 days for 75% of the applicant, and 19 days for 90% of applicants.
Entertainment Activity Stream:
This visa stream allows the entertainment industry workers to visit and stay in Australia to work on film, television, or live productions as a performer, production, or support staff. The visa allows you to bring your family with you.
The cost of the entertainment Activity stream is 310 AUD$ and, the processing time of the application is 46 days for 75% of the applicant and 60 days for 90% of applicants.
SuperYacht Crew Stream:
This visa allows you to work in Australia as a crew member of a superyacht. The cost of the superyacht crew stream is 310 AUD$ and, the processing time of the application is 25 days for 75% of the applicant and 28 days for 90% of applicants. You are allowed to stay in Australia for upto 12 months.
Exchange Arrangement Stream:
You can visit and stay in Australia as a part of a staff exchange with an Australian organization on an exchange arrangement stream. However, the duration of stay you are allowed on this visa is 2 years, you can also have your family with you on this visa.
Domestic Work for Executive Stream:
This visa lets you come to Australia to work in a house-hold of a certain senior foreign executive as a full-time domestic worker. You can have your family with you for upto two years on this visa in Australia.
Benefits Of Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408 visa)
- You can enter and leave Australia as many time as you want till your visa is valid
- Stay in Australia rightfully for the period of the nominated position
- Participate in work or activity specified in your application
- Bring eligible family members with you to Australia
Eligibility Criteria for 408 Visa
- have the skills to undertake the activity to be carried out in Australia
- be supported or sponsored
- meet additional requirements of the relevant stream.
- You must prove the evidence of the genuine temporary entrant requirement (GTE)
- You must provide evidence of the test of English Language proficiency to prove that you have functional English language skills.
- You might be asked to provide evidence for the financial funds that you can financially support yourself and your accompanying family members while in Australia
- You must have to meet health and character requirements
- You will be responsible for all health requirements as you will not be covered by Australia’s national health scheme
- You must have no remaining debts to the Australian Government
- You might be required to have health insurance.