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» Australian 456 Visa
The Australian 456 visa closed to new applications from 23 March 2013. The work entitlements on this visa have been replaced by the Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400).
Business people intending to travel to Australia for a short business visit (for example, going to a conference, negotiation or meeting) but not intending to work in Australia, can apply for the Business Visitor stream of the Visitor visa (subclass 600).
The 456 Visa is a paper-based Australian Business Visa that is designed for people who wish to visit Australia for business purposes but do NOT hold a passport on the ETA Eligible Country list.
The 456 Business Visa allows you to:
The paper-based 456 Business Visa differs from the ETA Business visa in that it cannot be applied for online, as it is a paper-based application.
The paper-based 456 Business Visa usually takes approximately 2-10 days to be processed from the date that it is applied for. However, additional documentation may be required to complete your application which could significantly delay the process. Visa Bureau strongly advise that you not make travel arrangements until you receive confirmation that your visa is approved.
The Australian Visa Bureau's paper-based 456 Business Visa application service is currently only open to applicants who are resident in the UK and hold a passport from one of the following countries:
Business Visitors to Australia must be willing and able to abide by the visa validity and conditions while in Australia. If you do not abide by these conditions, your visa may be cancelled or you may be subject to other penalties.
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