A completed paper application Form 1403 Application for a
Temporary Work (International Relations) visa or Eform
All relevant sections of the application form must be completed.
All applicants aged 18 years and over must have signed the
Australian Values Statement.
You may be required to pay a visa application charge. This
charge is usually not refunded if your application is
Government Agreement stream supporting documents
- a copy of the relevant agreement written in English
- evidence that you meet the terms and conditions of the
relevant agreement and that your stay in Australia has been
agreed to by both the Australian and foreign
signatories to the agreement
- if not stated in the agreement, provide evidence that the
Australian signatory to the agreement is satisfied that you will
be employed or engaged in accordance
with Australian labour laws and practices
- that you have complied with all necessary licensing or
registration requirements associated with your employment or
- proposed allowance, if any, from the inviting institution
Foreign Government Agency stream supporting documents
- a copy of the letter of support from your foreign government
- a copy of the letter of support from the Australian school
(foreign language teachers only)
Privileges an Immunities stream supporting documents
The Protocol Branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
must provide the department with a letter of support from the Foreign
recommending that you should be granted the visa.
Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or Consular) stream supporting documents
- a signed declaration by your employer
- a signed declaration by you.
- letter of support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
subsidised student or recipient
AusAID subsidised student – a copy of the letter of support from AusAID
Evidence of your financial capacity to support yourself and all
accompanying secondary applicants during your stay in Australia.
Evidence may include:
- bank statements
- a letter from your financial institution stating your financial
Note: Evidence of financial assistance from your sponsor and/or employer
such as allowances, accommodation, and stipends while you are in
Australia may be
considered when evaluating your ability to support yourself and your
dependants Health insurance
Evidence with your visa application that you have adequate health
insurance for the duration of your stay in Australia. Evidence of
insurance may be:
- a certification letter from your health insurer or broker
- evidence that you have enrolled with Medicare if your country has a
reciprocal health arrangement with Australia - the health insurance
standard template letter completed by your insurance provider.
Note: As a guide to the level of health insurance the department will
accept as adequate, review ‘Attachment A’ to the health insurance
standard template letter.
Personal documents to attach
One colour passport-size photograph of yourself and of each secondary
applicant included in the application.
A certified copy of birth certificates for yourself and for each
secondary applicant included in the application. The birth certificate
must list the names of the parents of each dependent child.
Copies of the page(s) in your passport that contain your photo, personal
details and the issue/expiry details of the passport
Evidence of a name change for anyone included in the application who has
changed their name (by marriage or deed poll).
If your partner is included in the application, a copy of marriage
certificate or evidence of a de facto partnership.
secondary applicants include a dependent child:
If a dependent child is adopted, attach adoption papers
or court documentation.
Where custodial arrangement exists provide relevant
Form 47A Details of child or other dependent family
member aged 18 years or over
Complete this form for each secondary applicant age 18
years or over (excluding your partner).
Form 1229 Consent to grant an Australian visa to a child
under the age of 18 years
If both parents are not included in the application,
complete this for each secondary
applicant under the age of 18 years included in the
Evidence of financial dependence on you by any child
over 18 years of age included in the application.
Evidence of financial dependence on you by any parent or
their partner included in the application.
A written statement from the sponsor that they will meet
the sponsorship obligations for all secondary applicants
included in the application.
and character requirements
You may be asked to undergo medical and x-ray examinations
All applicants must meet character requirements. You may be asked to
provide penal clearance certificates for each country you have resided
in for 12 months or
more over the last 10 years since turning 16.
Character and penal clearance requirements
Military discharge certificates for applicants who have served in the
military in the last 10 years