Temporary Activity (408 visa)

Temporary Activity (408 visa)

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Temporary Activity (408 visa)

This visa allows you to come to Australia on a temporary basis to work in the entertainment industry, participate in activities at the invitation of an Australian organisation, participate or observe in an Australian research project, work in a skilled position under a staff exchange arrangement, participate in high-level sports competitions or sports training programs, participate in a special programme approved by the department that provides opportunities for youth exchange, cultural enrichment or community benefits, do full-time religious work, be employed as a superyacht crew member, do full-time domestic work in the household of certain senior foreign executives.

Eligibility:
You must have the skills to undertake the activity to be carried out in Australia, be supported, or sponsored, meet additional requirements of the relevant stream, intend to stay in Australia for three months or less and apply from outside Australia, and you have the support of an organisation or individual in Australia who has responsibility for the events or activities being undertaken who passes the support test intend to stay in Australia for more than three months and you are sponsored by an approved sponsor for this visa who passes the sponsorship test meet the requirements of the activity type in which you are applying for this visa have adequate financial support.

Genuine Temporary Entrant:

The genuine temporary entrant requirement is an integrity measure to ensure that the temporary visa programme is used as intended and not to maintain ongoing residency in Australia. Temporary residents are generally not able to extend their stay in Australia beyond four years by applying for this visa.

The GTE requirement applies to all temporary activity visa applicants. The officer assessing the visa will consider whether the individual circumstances of the visa applicant indicates that their intention is for a temporary stay in Australia.