Changes to the subclass 400 visa subclass

Changes from 19 November 2016

The Temporary Work (Short Stay) visa, subclass 400 is now called the Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa, subclass 400.

Prior to 19 November 2016, there were 3 application streams depending on whether the purpose of the applicant’s stay.  These were:

1.      specialised work;

2.      invited participant; or

3.      national importance.

The key change to the visa subclass is the removal of the last two of the three streams.

The new subclass 400 visa is now solely for persons who wish to travel to Australia to undertake:

- short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work; and/or

- in limited circumstances, participate in an activity or work relating to Australia’s interests.

The criteria for the visa has remained largely the same as it was previously for the specialised work stream.

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