AUSTRALIA VISA UPDATE: New 6-Month Validity Period for Subclass 400 Temporary Work Visas
The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has issued new rules effective November 23, 2014, extending the utmost duration of stay for that Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short-Stay Activity) visa to 6 (6) several weeks, a rise in the previous three-month limitation.
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AUSTRALIA VISA UPDATE: New 6‐Month Validity
Period for Subclass 400 Temporary Work Visas
The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has issued new regulations
effective November 23, 2014, extending the maximum period of stay for the Subclass 400 Temporary
Work (Short‐Stay Activity) visa to six (6) months, an increase from the previous three‐month limitation.
In order to qualify for the Subclass 400 visa, the applicant must be sponsored by a company in Australia
and must intend to take‐up short‐term, highly specialized, temporary work. The DIAC will require
applicants to provide strong business justification of their extended assignment in order to grant the
longer visa validity period.
Foster will continue to monitor and report changes in global work permit application
requirements and procedures and will make updates available as appropriate on our firm’s website at
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