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408 Visa – Temporary Activity Visa Explained

408 Visa – Temporary Activity Visa Explained

All You Need To Know About 408 Visa

408 Visa or The Australia Temporary Activity visa (Subclass 408) is a visa for those who wish to partake in special programs such as exchange programs, volunteering or community programs.

The activity or program must be an approved program and exchange culture, knowledge and social experiences in Australia.

408 visa allows the holder to stay in Australia for up to 12 months with your immediate family and 2 years for other streams. It can be applied for in or outside of Australia.

The 408 Temporary Activity visa is a supported and sponsored visa, so you must have a person or organization willing to support and sponsor you for the Subclass 408

To be eligible for any of the streams 408 Visa  you must:

  1. Have the skills to undertake the activity to be carried out in Australia
  2. Be supported or sponsored by someone in Australia
  3. Meet additional requirements of the relevant stream you wish to apply under.

10 Kinds Of Temporary Activitiy Visa

Before we start, we will let you know that there are 10 kinds of 408 Visa such as:

  • Visa Special Program Stream
  • Religious Work Visa
  • Research Activities Visa
  • Social And Cultural Activity Visa
  • Sporting Activities Visa
  • Entertainment Activities Visa
  • Superyacht Crew Visa
  • Staff Exchange Arrangement Visa
  • Australian Government Endorsed Event Visa
  • Domestic Work For Executives Visa

No we will explain the 10 different activity streams if you are applying under the Subclass 408 Temporary Activity Visa . They are as follows:

VISA SPECIAL PROGRAM STREAM

This Temporary Activity Visa 408 suitable for those who wish to take part in a special program in Australia to exchange culture, knowledge and social experiences. You can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid and you can include members of the family unit in your application.

Special Program Steam REQUIREMENTS :

  • You must have an invitation to participate in an approved special program in Australia
  • You must be supported or sponsored
  • You must apply online

VISA RELIGIOUS WORK

This Temporary Activity Visa 408 suitable For those who wish to do full-time religious work for a religious institution in Australia. You and family who travel on the visa with you can stay for up to 2 years and you can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid

Visa Religious Work REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must have a contract to work for a religious institution in Australia
  • You must be supported or sponsored
  • You must apply online

VISA RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

This Temporary Activity Visa 408 suitable for those who wish to observe or take part in a research project at a research or tertiary institution in Australia. You and family who travel on the visa with you can stay for up to 2 years and you can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid

Visa Research Activities REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must have a sponsor or supporter
  • You must be invited to observe or take part in research at an Australian research or tertiary institution
  • You must apply online

VISA OTHER SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITY

This Temporary Activity Visa 408 suitable  for those who come to Australia for cultural or social events, including sporting events, you have been invited to. You and your family who apply for the visa with you can stay here for up to 3 months. You can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid

Visa Social, Cultural & Sports REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be invited to take part in the event
  • You must have a sponsor or supporter
  • You must apply online

VISA SPORTING ACTIVITIES

This Temporary Activity Visa 408 suitable For those who wish to play, coach, instruct or umpire for an Australian sporting team or organisation, or engage in high-level sports training. You and your family can stay in Australia for up to 2 years. This visa can be applied for in or outside Australia, but not in immigration clearance.

Visa Sporting Activities REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must have a sponsor or supporter
  • You must have a contract and a letter of support from a peak sporting body
  • You must not work outside your specified sporting activities

VISA FOR ENTERTAINMENT ACTIVITIES

This Temporary Activity Visa 408 suitable for those who come to Australia to work in the entertainment industry on film, television or live productions as a performer or production staff.

You can include family members in your visa application and travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid. This visa is valid for 2 Years, and can be applied for either inside or out of Australia.

Visa for Entertainment Activities REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must have a contract or other proof of your engagement
  • You must have enough money to support yourself and any family who come with you on the visa
  • You must apply online

VISA FOR SUPERYACHT CREW

This Temporary Activity Visa 408 suitable For those who wish to work in Australia as a crew member of a superyacht. You can stay in Australia for up to 12 months.

Visa for Superyacht Crew REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must have a contract to work as a superyacht crew member
  • You must have the skills to undertake the activity in Australia
  • You must have a supporter or a sponsor

VISA Staff Exchange Arrangements

This Temporary Activity Visa 408 suitable for those who wish to come to Australia as part of a staff exchange with an Australian organisation. You and your family members who travel here on the visa with you can stay for up to 2 years and you can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid.

Visa Staff Exchange REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must have the skills and experience to exchange jobs with an Australian
  • You must have a sponsor or a supporter
  • You must apply online

VISA FOR AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT ENDORSED EVENTS- SOUTH AUSTRALIA

This Temporary Activity Visa 408 suitable for entrepreneurs participating in the Supporting Innovation in South Australia event. Family unit members can be included and you can enter and leave Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid. The visa is valid only for the duration of the event or up to 4 years if you are an organiser.

Visa for South Australia event REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must have a letter of endorsement from the South Australian Government
  • You must apply online

VISA FOR DOMESTIC WORK FOR EXECUTIVES

This Temporary Activity Visa 408 suitable for those who wish to come to Australia to do full-time domestic work in the household of certain senior foreign executives. You are able to travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid and include members of the family unit in your application.  You and your family can stay in Australia for up 2 years. You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa.

Visa for Domestic Worker REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be invited to work in the household