400 Visa What is the Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Visa?


400 Visa Or Officially Known As Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Visa.

A temporary work short stay subclass 400 visa is for those who want to travel to Australia to do “highly specialized” work that is short term only.  To be eligible you must be invited from an Australian organization to apply for this visa.

The 400 visa will allow you to stay for up to 3 months only, and cannot be extended. Your line of work must be highly specialized. This means that you must have specialist skills, knowledge or experience that can help Australian business and that can’t be found or is limited in Australia.

Who Is 400 Visa / Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Visa For?

Highly specialized work can include but is not limited to:

  • a public lecturer
  • a specialist giving master classes
  • a specialist / contractor invited for a short-term activity or work
  • a ‘nanny’ employed by an overseas family and accompanying underage child/ren

Your agent will be able to determine if your work is considered as “specialized”

As with all Australian visa’s you must also meet Character and Health requirements as set by the Department of Home Affairs.

An applicant may include immediate family members in the application or add them during the processing of the visa, but only before a decision is made.


  1. You cannot study or partake in workplace training
  2. You must apply from Offshore
  3. You must be offshore when a decision is made on your application
  4. You cannot extend your visa

Conditions That May Be Imposed.

101 – NO WORK (The applicant cannot work in Australia)

8503 – NO FURTHER STAY (The applicant cannot apply for any other visa whilst onshore in Australia)

8303 – CHARACTER (The applicant must not partake in any illegal activity that may cause harm to the Australian community)

8107 – WORK LIMITATION (The applicant must only partake in the work or activity as specified in the application)

If you would like to know if you qualify for a Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (Subclass 400), contact us at ONE derland Consulting. With over 8 years of experience in complex migration laws and procedures, our prime agent Indah Melindasari can help you to achieve your dreams of working in Australia.


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