400 Short Term Work Visa

What does this Visa allow you to do?

The Subclass 400 Temporary Work Visa allows Australian employers to hire foreign workers with highly specialised skills and employ them for up to six (6) months. The 400 Visa lets the foreign worker to work in Australia I quicker and simpler way since there is no need for employer sponsorship or nomination. A Letter of support from the Australian business is essential for this application.

Who can apply for the subclass 400 visa?

The 400 visa is largely dependent on the foreign worker applicants highly specialised skills that are not readily available in the Australian Labour market, hence the necessity to hire an overseas worker who can fill the position and do specialised labour. The prospective employee must be outside Australia to apply for this visa.

How do I qualify for a subclass 400 Visa?

The subclass 400 Temporary Work Visa is categorised into 2 streams:


  • Highly Specialised Work Stream: to qualify for this stream, it must be demonstrated that the work is highly specialised, and that the Australian business requires this service on a short-term basis.
  • Australia’s Interest Stream: to qualify for this stream, the application must show that the service is beneficial to Australia’s national interest such as hiring workers in a disaster or emergency

How do I apply for a subclass 400 visa?

Sponsorship or nomination is not required for this Visa; however, it is essential that the Australian employer to show through a Letter of Support the necessity of hiring the overseas worker under one of the streams. The applicants must possess the highly specialised skills, must be of good health and character, and be able to show funds to support themselves in Australia. There is no age limit for this Visa, however the applicant must be outside Australia to apply, and the application must be lodged online. 

Worldly Migration can advise you in every step of the 400 Temporary Work Visa application. Our Principal Migration Agent has been assisting Australian Businesses lodge successful visa applications. 

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