Temporary Activity Visa
The Temporary Activity Visa- subclass 408 is applicable for those who want to go for few activities. This visa allows you to carry out one of the following activities in Australia on a temporary base. Subclass408 visa includes the activities given below
|Religious Worker||Special Program||Sport|
|Superyacht Crew||Domestic Worker||Australian Government Endorsed Event|
As of now, Applicant must be lodged the online application, via Immi Account to submit the application. Australian Visa Application Centers (AVACs) can no longer accept paper applications for Temporary Activity Work visas after the updated rules.
Temporary activity visa requires sponsorship in some few conditions:
- If the candidate is staying in Australia for more than three months of the period
- If the candidate is applying in Australia.
Features of Temporary Activity Visa
The Temporary Activity visa-subclass408 has many features which applicant to stay and work for a temporary base in Australia. It enables professional academics to visit Australia on a temporary base which will applicants to observe or participate in an Australian research project for a given time period. The visa is valid for the period of the activity (training/research) up to two years of span. The visa allows an applicant to enter Australia on multiple events during the visa validity period. You could undertake the activity specified in the visa application and to bring eligible secondary applicants with you. The applicant could enter and leave Australia as many time as desired until the visa is valid. And the best advantage of this visa is that the applicant could stay in Australia rightfully for the period of 2 years. Participate in work or activity specified in your application at the time of application.
Significant Things to Know Before Applying for the Visa, if you are applying for the visa in Australia, you should have the sponsorship of an approved temporary activities sponsor or sponsor who passes the sponsorship test in the country.
Health & Character Requirements
Under this visa category, the applicant needs to maintain adequate health insurance for the full duration of stay in Australia. It should be done for the primary visa holder as well as any secondary applicants with the same application. It is necessary to obtain the Health insurance in order to be granted Subclass408 visa.
And as per the latest updated rules, the applicant must be covered by the Medicare health scheme if your country does not have a reciprocal health care agreement with Australia. This visa application requires the health and character documents to become eligible. Candidate needs to submit the proof of health which should be done not done more than 6 months prior. Ask your doctor to routine check-ups, blood tests or x-rays if needed. Make sure you are not involved in any unlawful offense. Present Police certificates that show you have no criminal records at the time of application.
How To Apply
The candidate could lodge an online application via an ImmiAccount, which must be used to lodge an application and submit supporting documents online. As of now Australian Visa Application Centers (AVACs) can no longer accept paper applications for Temporary Activity Work visas. ImmiAccount is necessarily required to apply online and manage all your online visa applications at one window. ImmiAccount is the front door to all online visa service which is connecting the candidate to My Health, Declarations, Visa Finder, Visa Entitlement Verification Online or VEVO and the Pricing of application.
There are three conditions at the time of applying
If a candidate applying in Australia, then he/she must be sponsored by an approved temporary activities sponsor or sponsor who passes the sponsorship test in Australia.
If a candidate is applying outside Australia and he/she intend to stay in Australia for three months or less, then involved organization or individual must pass the support test.
If a candidate is applying outside Australia and he/she intend to stay in Australia for more than three months, the applicant must be sponsored by an approved temporary activities sponsor or sponsor who passes the sponsorship test in Australia.
Processing times vary for this category of visa. Each category has different criteria and eligibility, so according to that processing time is different for all. on the other hand, the DIBP Visa Processing Time Service Standard for this visa is two-three months of period. You should check for criteria applying for and plan accordingly.Here is a list which will help you to know more about the processing time, and stay valid of Temporary Activity Visa.
|Activity category||Processing time||Stay|
|Entertainer||75% of applications take 8 days, 90% of applications take14 days||Up to 2 years|
|Superyacht Crew||Data is unavailable due to low application||Up to 12 months|
|Religious Worker||75% of applications take 63 days, 90% of applications take 6 months||Up to 2 years|
|Invited Participant||75% of applications take 11days, 90% of applications take 21 days||Up to 3 months|
|Special Program||75% of applications take 27days, 90% of applications take 35 days||Up to 12 months|
|Domestic Worker||Data is unavailable due to low application||Up to 2 years|
|Researcher||75% of applications take 39days 90% of applications take 4 months||Up to 2 years|
|Sport||75% of applications take 27days 90% of applications take 43 days||Up to 2 years|
|Australian Government Endorsed Event||For the duration of the event or up to 4 years if you are an organiser||Data is not available for this category|