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Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) Domestic Work for Executives
This visa enables the visa applicant to do full-time domestic work in the household of certain senior foreign executives.
You’ll need to supply to the visa applicant:
Your sponsorship approval letter
Your temporary activities sponsor transaction reference number or application ID.
Letter confirming that you agree to accept the sponsor obligations for the 408 visa applicant and others included on their application.
Evidence of the nature of your organisation
In addition to your sponsorship status, you the sponsor will need to present evidence that you are:
- a foreign government agency that employs the holder of a Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403) Privileges and Immunities stream, who is the national managing director, deputy national managing director or state manager of the agency’s Australian office, or
- a foreign organisation operating lawfully in Australia that employs the holder of a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) or a Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) as the national managing director, deputy national managing director or state manager of the organisation’s Australian office
Reasons to hire the applicant
You will need to provide the applicant with a statement of any compelling reasons for hiring them and evidence you tried to find someone suitable to fill the position and could not.
To show you tried to find someone suitable for the role, provide the applicant with:
national listings by a job placement provider;
advertisements run in community language newspapers for a minimum of 4 of the 8 weeks before submitting a visa application;
any responses to the listings or advertisements;
evidence of the executive’s position in the organistion;
And provide a letter of support on your organisation’s letterhead that confirms:
The visa applicant and any family members travelling with them
The work the applicant will undertake.
The applicant’s duties
When and where the applicant will be working
Step 2. With these supporting documents the visa applicant will be able to lodge their application.