Short Stay Specialist Visa Subclass 400

A visa for people who want to engage in highly specialised, non-ongoing work or participate in an activity or work relating to Australia’s interests. Australian or overseas companies who have a specific contract or project to fulfill in Australia which requires specific employees from overseas with highly specialized skills, may consider a short stay specialist 400 visa.

How This Visa Works

The visa application has to be made outside of Australia.


Who Is Eligible For This Visa?

The applicant will need to have specialised skills, knowledge or experience that can assist an Australian business complete a specific project or contract.


General Requirements

  • Be invited by an Australian company that needs to demonstrate they have a need for specific specialist skills to assist in fulfilment of a project or contract in Australia.
  • The visa applicant has to demonstrate that he or she has highly specialized skills, knowledge or experience which cannot reasonably be found in the Australian labour market that can assist the Australian business in fulfilling a project or contract. The work has to be non-ongoing. This means that the work is likely to be completed within a continuous period of six months or less.
  • There should also be benefit to Australian employees through the transfer of skills by the overseas employer to Australian employees.

What This Visa Lets You Do?

Generally, the visa is granted for up to three months, but up to six months may be allowed in certain circumstances. This visa allows the visa holder to work only for the Australian business that has invited him/her to Australia. This visa cannot be granted for more than 6 months in a 12- month period.


Work visas are complex. Please contact our team of experienced registered migration experts for immediate advice and assistance.

What type of visa are you looking for?


Employer Sponsorship Visa


Skilled Person & Want to Live and Work in Australia


Sponsor My Partner or Parents


Student Visa or Graduate Visa


Start a Business or Invest in Australia

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