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Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408)

Subclass 408 Visa is structured for those who wish to temporarily come to the country for a particular kind of work. The holder of a subclass 408 temporary activity visa can stay in the country for the duration of the specific events for which the access is granted or for up to four years.

Temporary activity visa subclass 408 is a temporary permit to the country for the following specific works-

  • Participating in certain events that are endorsed by the government of Australia.
  • Participating in an Australian research project.
  • Work for the entertainment industry in the country.
  • Participating in an individual unique program that is approved by the Department of Home Affairs ( provides opportunities for cultural enrichment, youth exchange, or for community benefits).
  • Participating in religious work (on a full-time basis).
  • As a crew member for a superyacht (employed).
  • Participate in a skilled position against any staff exchange arrangement.
  • Participating in sports competitions (high-level )or sports training programs.
  • Doing domestic work (on a full-time basis ) towards the household arrangements of individual foreign executives (senior).
  • Participating in specific activities at the invitation of an organization (Australian).

Why to apply for a Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408)

A temporary activity visa subclass 408 is designed for those who intend to stay in the country for three months or less. The applicant required the support of an organization or individual in Australia who has responsibility for the events or activities being undertaken. Subclass 408 visa allows its holders to come to Australia for up to 2 years and work in their relevant industry as per the visa provisions. With temporary activity visa subclass 408, you can:

  • Work in the specific stream as per the set-out conditions of the migration access.
  • Travel to and fro from the country while the visa is valid.
  • Include the members of the family unit in your (subclass 408) visa application.

What are the requirements for Subclass 408 Temporary Activity Visa

To be eligible to apply for a subclass 408 visa, the applicant must meet the Department’s required criteria. The following are the basic requirements which are essential to be able to apply for the Subclass 408 Visa application-

  • Have the relevant skills to undertake the activity type for which the subclass 408 visa application is filed.
  • Be supported or sponsored (the supporter or sponsor must pass the relevant support test or sponsor test).
  • Meet health and character requirements.
  • Meet additional requirements of the relevant stream.
  • Make adequate arrangements for health insurance while you are staying in the country.

Please book an appointment with our 408 visa immigration agents to ensure your favorable visa decision.

The candidate for a subclass 408 visa application must abide by the laws of the country.

What is the Validity Duration of a Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408)

Subclass 408 temporary activity visa has different validity periods based on the reason they are applied for.

If a temporary activity visa (subclass 408) is granted when the holders are outside the country, the stay period starts from the day the holder first enters Australia with this visa. The usual alignment for the validity of the migration access with the activities approved in the visa is-

  • For Invited Participant Activity type – usually up to three months.
  • For Australian Government Endorsed Event type – up to four years (approx..).
  • For Superyacht Crew Members and Special Program Participants type- not more than one year.
  • Any Other Activity type – up to two years.

How to Apply for a Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408)

Before applying for the subclass 408 visa application, the candidate must-

  • Ensure that they hold a valid passport; if not, a valid passport should be acquired before applying for a visa.
  • Gather all the necessary evidence. All the documentary proofs must be collected and analyzed for the subclass 408 visa application requirements. The evidence should be complementary to the facts of the application form.
  • The applicants can also include their family members in the subclass 408 visa applications; documentary proofs pertaining to them must also be gathered.

The duly filled and complete subclass 408 visa application should be filed with the Department along with the requisite fee.

Talk to our 408 visa consultant for the accurate filing of all the application information. Our specialized (408) visa consultants are trained to counsel the client and provide all the assistance required to ensure a favorable visa decision. Please schedule an appointment with our 408 visa immigration agents to start a hassle-free and effortless visa journey.

The Department informs the candidate that their (subclass 408 visa) application assessment and communicates the decision on the visa application at the registered mail of the applicants. The rationale behind rejection is also shared with the applicant (in case of rejection).

Processing Time for Subclass 408 Temporary Activity Visa

The processing time for subclass 408 temporary activity visa is not fixed as they are assessed based on their urgency or personal profile requirements.

Communicate with a professional 408 visa immigration agent at E-Help for further details on the visa processing time and necessities. The general reasons for different processing time of subclass 408 Visa are-

  • If the Department upholds a thorough assessment policy, the processing time may be higher than usual.
  • When additional information is required.
  • To verify the sponsor or supporter details.

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We, at E-Help, don’t sell; we counsel. Our (408) visa consultant communicates with you, digs deeper into your profile to understand your preferences and requirements, and then identifies the segment that can offer you the highest possibility of successful migration and the best prospects. Our only aim is to ease your migration journey. We are regularly updated with the latest changes in immigration laws and policies and are prepared to offer you timely and accurate advice to make the best possible immigration decision.

Our 408 visa immigration agent will be more than happy to assist you in your range of visa based questions. We would love to be a part of your journey of converting the Australian dream to reality! To book an appointment with our visa experts, contact us or dial us at +61 7 3172 4965.

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