When applying for a Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400), you must undertake one of the following activities in Australia:
Highly specialised work
You can apply for this visa to do short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work in Australia if you have specialised skills, knowledge or
experience that both:
- can assist an Australian business
- cannot reasonably be found in the Australian labour market.
Highly specialised work is usually work that either:
- is done by people with an occupation listed in Major Groups 1, 2 or 3 of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO), or
- includes skills and knowledge that are specific to an international company, such as installing imported equipment, after-sales service or emergency repairs.
Emergency Workers and Other Exceptional Circumstances
In very limited circumstances, this visa may be granted in Australia’s interest. In these cases, the department needs to be satisfied that the activity identified in the visa application is of national significance.
For example, this visa could be granted to emergency workers to come to Australia after a natural disaster.
NOTE: Your work or activity must be non-ongoing. This means that you can finish it in six months or less. Do not make arrangements to stay in Australia any longer than that. You also should not agree to being rotated through a position on a short-term basis as one of a number of overseas workers. If the work is ongoing, and even if your contract is less than six months, consider applying for a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457).
See: Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)
To lodge a Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400) application, please prepare documents per the below checklist.
See: Application checklist
- Photocopies and translation
- All documents included in the application must be copies of the original documents.
- All documents not in English must be translated by an accredited translator.
- For clients in South Korea, the English translation must be translated and notarised by a Notary Public.
- For clients in Japan, the English translation must be translated by an accredited (http://www.naati.com.au) or professional translator. The translation must be either on company letterhead or must have the translator's official company stamp/seal and must include their contact details.
You must apply for this visa online using ImmiAccount.
- Create an online ImmiAccount if you do not have one already
- Start your online application
See: Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa online application
NOTE: It is strongly recommend that you attach your supporting documents to your online application at time of application.
If you need to provide subsequent supporting documents after the lodgement of your online application, you can attach them to your online application via ImmiAccount.
Please ensure that the size of each file does not exceed 5MB and we recommend clients to attach files in PDF format.
See: Attach documents to an online application
- Processing service standards
- Information on the average processing time service standard for visa applications processed in Seoul can be found at Application Processing Time Service Standards. Please note that the service standards are indicative only. Processing time on individual cases may vary depending on individual circumstances and the complexity of each case.
- Visa decision
- You will be notified of a decision by email (if you have agreed to electronic communication) or by post.
- Australian visas are recorded electronically so a visa label is not placed in your passport.