400 â€“ Business Short Stay With Permission To Work
Any work is confined to 12 weeks with specific permission to work.
The visa can be issued for a 6 month period with multiple re-entry but allowing only 3 months work.
- If you are from a non â€“ ETA country, then you will be required to make an application at an Australian Embassy.
- If you are from an ETA country, you can apply online.
- An ETA country is defined by the passport you hold.
- You must apply outside Australia.
The Visa Application
It is imperative to show that theÂ employee:
- Has genuine intention and need to come to Australia temporarily for business purposes.
- Has a business background related to their stay in Australia.
- Has adequate funds to support their stay in Australia.
Unlike 457, this visa does not require a company nomination or sponsorship.
Applicants who cannot apply online, are required to submit a letter of support from the Australian business along with a submission explaining the nature of the travel.
If you are considering working in Australia longer than 12 weeks, then you need to apply for a 457 work permit which is sponsored by an employing company. This can be applied for in or outside Australia.
The 400 visa subclass may require assistance.
- Provide you with your own communication portal
- Provide a detailed Checklist and Information Sheets
- Understand your requirements
- Partner with you & step your business through the process
- Ensure that only correct and complete information is lodged with DIBP
- Complete the forms and submissions
- Follow through to visa decision
- Reduce your stress
651, 600 & 601 â€“ Business (Short Stay)
The business visitor visa allows a stay of 3 months on each visit to Australia unless the visa specifies a lesser period.
Visitor visa (subclass 600)
The Visitor visa (subclass 600) allows:
- For tourism or business visitor activities;
- Usually issued for 12 months with 3 months each stay;
- Multiple re- entry while the visa is valid;
- You can apply in Australia for the tourist visa part of this visa;
- You have to apply outside Australia for the business part of this visa;
- Business visitor activities may include attending a conference, negotiation or an exploratory business visit.
Business activities include:
- making a general business or employment enquiry;
- investigating, negotiating, entering into, or reviewing a business contract;
- an activity carried out as part of an official government to government visit;
- participation in a conference, trade fair or seminar in Australia unless the person is being paid by an organiser for participation.
Business activities do not include:
- an activity that is, or includes, undertaking work for, or supplying services to, an organisation or other person based in Australia;
- an activity that is, or includes, the sale of goods or services directly to the general public.
If you are intending to do short-term work in Australia you need to apply for Temporary work visa (subclass 400).
Electronic Travel Authority â€“ ETA (Subclass 601)
ETA lets you visit Australia for tourism or business purposes if you hold a passport from a certain countries.
- This is only for ETA â€“ eligible passports.
- This visa is issued for up to 12 months with 3 months each stay.
- Multiple re-entry while the visa is valid.
- The business purposes are the same as those set out under Subclass 600 above.
- It may also include 3 months study or training.
- You must be outside Australia when you apply and when the ETA is granted.
- An ETA is linked electronically to your passport.
- It can be seen by staff at airlines, travel agencies and Australian border agencies.
- Each member of your family must apply individually for an ETA.
EVisitor (Subclass 651)
eVisitor lets you visit Australia for tourism or business purposes if you hold an e-Visitor eligible passport:
- Business purposes may include attending a conference, negotiation or an exploratory business visit.
- You cannot work for or provide services to a business or organisation in Australia or sell goods or services to the public.
- You may stay for up to three months during each visit during the 12 months from the date the eVisitor is granted.
- You must be outside Australia at time of application and grant.