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Why Consult an Immigration Lawyer

Are you thinking about making the move to Australia? Many people write their visa applications themselves, only to have their application rejected because they aren't familiar with all the legal requirements. Australia's immigration laws are complicated and always changing and if you get it wrong, you will lose your application fees and you may even be barred from applying again. If you want the best chance of having your Australian visa application approved the first time, you should consult an immigration lawyer in Australia. At Work Visa Lawyers, we give your application the best chance of success.

Work Visa Lawyers is located in Adelaide, South Australia, and we are known for our high visa success rate. We have helped a wide array of individuals and businesses to achieve Australian visas, appeals, and citizenship applications. Our clients include the following:

  • Students
  • Workers
  • Family members of individuals that have acquired permanent Australian citizenship
  • Business or corporations ranging from small to large

We take the utmost care with your matter and are committed to achieving your goals in the fastest timeframe possible. 

Our services include:

  • Visa applications
  • Visa refusal appeals
  • Visa cancellation appeals
  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal hearings
  • Citizenship applications
  • Australian migration advice
Our team of Registered Migration Agents and Immigration Lawyers has over 80 years' experience combined, and would love to help you with your Australian immigration journey.

The Application Process


For most Australian visa applications, we follow the following process:

Pre Visa Application

The first step is a consultation to assess which visa is the best option for you. We will ask you questions about your goals and your pesonal situtation to see which visas might suit you, and whether you can meet their criteria.

We then work with you to collect all the relevant paperwork, write an application for you, and submit it on your behalf - giving your application the best chance of success.

Post Visa Application

Once the application has been submitted, we will follow up with the Australian Government to check on the application's status and keep you informed of its progress.

Final Decision of the Application

After your application has been approved, you must comply with any conditions that attach to the visa. We will explain these to you and anything you need to do to comply with your visa.

We expect your application to be successful but if for any reason it is not, we will explain to you why this has happened and what options are available to you for an appeal or re-application.

Book an appointment with us today and find out how Work Visa Lawyers can give you the best chance of success.

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Work Visa Lawyers knows times are tough, but that shouldn't stop you from following your dreams! You can rely on our team of experienced Immigration Lawyers and Registered Migration Agents for all your Australian migration matters. Book an appointment online today to speak with our immigraton experts and make your Australia dream a reality.

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Why Choose the Temporary Activity visa subclass 408?

One of the most attractive aspects of the Training visa is that there is no Skilling Australia Fund payment required. 

Another advantage of the Temporary Activity visa is that it has 10 different streams to choose from including:

  • Australian Government Endorsed Events (AGEE) - including the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic event
  • Special Programmes
  • Religious Work
  • Research Activities
  • Invited for Other Social and Cultural Activity
  • Sporting Activities
  • Entertainment Activities
  • Superyacht Crew
  • Exchange Arrangements
  • Domestic Work for Executives

What does the Temporary Activity visa subclass 408 allow you to do?

This visa allows you to:

  • stay in Australia for the period that aligns with the activities that you have been approved to undertake on this visa. The maximum stay periods allowed are:
  • Invited participant activity type – up to three months
  • Australian Government endorsed event activity type – up to four years
  • Any other activity type – up to two years
  • do the work or activity specified in your application
  • bring eligible family members with you to Australia
  • enter and leave Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid.

While working, the Temporary Activity visa (Subclass 408) allows you to:

  • work in the entertainment industry
  • participate in activities at the invitation of an Australian organisation
  • participate or observe in an Australian research project
  • work in a skilled position under a staff exchange arrangement
  • participate in high-level sports competitions or sports training programs
  • participate in a special programme approved by the department that provides opportunities for youth exchange, cultural enrichment or community benefits
  • do full-time religious work
  • be employed as a superyacht crew member
  • do full-time domestic work in the household of certain senior foreign executives
  • participate in a government endorsed event.

Who is this visa for?

The Temporary Activity visa subclass 408 is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to undertake one of the following activities:

  • Entertainer: to work in the entertainment industry in film, television or live productions in either a performance or behind-the-scenes role,
    such as directing, producing and other production roles.
  • Invited participant: for people who are invited for stays up to 3 months by an organisation operating in Australia to participate in a specific cultural or social event or events.
    For example, conferences, sporting, religious and other community events.
  • Researcher:
  • to participate or observe in an Australian research project after being invited to do so.
  • to undertake a research activity at an Australian tertiary or research institution related to your field of study.
  • Religious worker: to be a full-time religious worker, serving the religious objectives of a religious institution in Australia.
  • Special program: to participate in an approved special program that provides opportunities for youth exchange, cultural enrichment or community benefits.
  • Sport:player, coach or instructor adjudicate under contract to an Australian sporting club or organisation
  • participate in a high-level sports training program
  • Exchange: to work in a skilled position under a reciprocal staff exchange arrangement to:
  • give participants an opportunity to experience another culture
  • enhance international relations
  • broaden participants’ experience and knowledge.
  • Superyacht crew: to be employed as a superyacht crew member on board a superyacht in Australia.
  • Domestic worker (executive): to work full time in the household of certain senior foreign executives.
  • Australian Government endorsed event: to participate in a government endorsed major event - including the COVID-19 pandemic event

This visa requires sponsorship if:

  • you intend to stay in Australia is for more than three months
  • you apply in Australia.

There is no nomination required for this visa.

 

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At Work Visa Lawyers we are experienced in assisting applicants in all matters relating to Australian visa applications. Our areas of expertise include Student Visas, Skilled Migration visas, Business visas, Employer-Sponsored visas, Partner, and other Family Migration visas, as well as Migration Review Tribunal, Judicial Review, and Ministerial Intervention. Based in Adelaide South Australia, our Immigration Lawyers and Migration Agents provide migration advice to people and businesses from all over the world.

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