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The Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400)

400 Visa Streams | Requirements | Processing Times | Obligations | Restrictions | FAQ

The Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400) is a temporary visa for people who want to travel to Australia to undertake short-term, non-ongoing highly specialised work, or to conduct an activity as an invited participant.

400 Visa Streams:

400 Visa Requirements

Additional criteria

Depending on the stream in which you apply for a 400 visa, you will need to show that you satisfy additional criteria:

Highly Specialised Work stream

Australia’s Interest stream

Processing Times for subclass 400

Processing times fluctuate in accordance with the departmental workload and are updated monthly. You can check the current processing time on

Obligations of 400 Visa Subclass Holders

Restrictions on this visa


What can you and your family can do whilst on a 400 Visa?

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