What is Temporary Residence visa for Australia
can contribute to the economic, cultural and social development of the
Australian community can get the facility of temporary residence in
Australia. Temporary residence visas allow people to live and work in
Australia for a limited time. Most subclasses require sponsorship by an
Australian organization which must be approved by the Department of
Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in Australia before the
application is lodged.
Who should apply for Australian Temporary
different visa options available to participate in specific
professional, cultural or social activities in Australia.
Applications for some categories of Temporary Residence visa (for
instance, Entertainment, Occupational Trainee and Working Holiday
Makers) must be sent directly to a processing office in Australia.
Details of how and where to lodge applications are mentioned on the
Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.
Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity)
Visa (Subclass 401)
The following documents are to be submitted to apply for Temporary work
Long Stay Activity Visa in Australia
Complete the application in Form 1401 Application for a Temporary Work
(Long Stay Activity) visa
anyone included in the application who is aged 18 years or over and is
not your partner:
Form 47A Details of child or other dependent family member aged 18 years
person included in the application who is aged 16 years or over:
Form 80 Personal particulars for assessment including character
gives the applicant advice or lodges your application for the applicant:
Form 956 Advice by a migration agent/exempt person of providing
immigration assistance (the agent or exempt person completes the form
and the applicant must sign it).
applicant would like someone to receive correspondence from the
department on your behalf:
Form 956A Appointment or withdrawal of an authorised recipient (116kB
PDF file) (the recipient completes the form and the applicant must sign
Personal documents of Applicant
identity of Applicant
Certified copies of the biographical pages of the current passports or
travel documents of all people included in the application.
One recent passport sized photograph (45 mm x 35 mm) of the applicant
and each other person included in the application.
These photographs should be of the head and shoulders only against a
Print the name of the person on the back of each photograph.
If your name has changed or the name of anyone included in your
application has changed: a certified copy of evidence of the name
Relationships of Applicant
copies of marriage certificates or relationship registrations for the
applicant, your partner or anyone else included in your application,
even if they are not joining the applicant in Australia.
applicant are living in a de facto relationship: independent evidence
that the applicant have been in the relationship for at least six months
(for example, joint bank account statements or billing accounts in joint
applicant or anyone included in the application has been widowed,
divorced or permanently separated: a certified copy of the death
certificate, divorce decree absolute, or statutory
of dependency for all dependants aged 18 or older (such as evidence of
a certified copy of their birth certificate and proof of their
relationship to the applicant
proof that the relative lives in your household
proof that they have been financially dependent on the applicant for at
least the 12 months immediately before the applicant lodge your
Children of the Applicant
Certified copies of birth certificates or the family book showing the
names of both parents for all your dependent children.
If any dependent child included in the application is adopted: certified
copies of the adoption papers.
If the applicant want to bring a child under 18 years of age with the
applicant to Australia, and that childís other parent is not included in
the application: documentary evidence that the applicant have the legal
right to include that child in your application, such as:
certified copies of official legal documents, such as a court-issued
custody, access or guardianship order
Form 1229 Consent form to grant an Australian visa to a child under the
age of 18 years
If the applicant use this form, the applicant will have to attach a
certified copy of the other parentís government issued identification
document (such as a passport or driverís licence) with their photograph
and a signature.
If the applicant or anyone included in the application has served in the
armed forces of any country: certified copies of military service record
or discharge papers.
Evidence of adequate health insurance for the duration of your stay in
Australia, such as:
a certification letter from your health insurer or broker
evidence that the applicant have enrolled with Medicare if your country
has a reciprocal health arrangement with Australia
the health insurance standard template letter provider completed by your
Financial support of the Applicant
Evidence of your financial capacity to support yourself and your family
while the applicant are in Australia, such as:
a letter from your financial institution stating your financial position
documents showing allowances, accommodation, and stipends from your
sponsor while the applicant are in Australia.
the applicant need only support the family members who come with the
applicant to Australia. the applicant do not need to show the applicant
can support any family members who do not come with the applicant.
AusAID subsidised students
a copy of
the letter of support from AusAID.
Sponsor of Applicant
Evidence that the sponsorship application has been lodged or approved,
sponsorship application ID number
sponsorship approval letter.
A written statement from the sponsor confirming that they will meet the
sponsorship obligations for all your dependent family members whom the
applicant include in your application.
Nomination approval status
Evidence that the nomination application has been lodged
or approved, such as:
nomination application ID number
nomination approval letter.
Curriculum vitae/resume and/or qualifications
Registration or licence/s to allow the applicant to undertake the
The staff exchange agreement between your sponsor and the reciprocating
If the position is a contracted position, the contract between your
sponsor and the applicant.
Domestic Worker (Executive) stream
A signed employment declaration from your sponsor.
If the applicant intend to stay in Australia for longer than 12 months:
Police checks for everyone included in the visa application who is older
than 16 years of age:
an Australian National Police Check for anyone who has spent a total of
12 months or more in Australia since turning 16 years of age
police certificates from each country in which anyone in your
application has spent a total of 12 months or more in the past 10 years
since turning 16 years of age
provide the original certificates and keep a copy for yourself.