This visa lets you come to Australia to do full-time domestic work in the household of certain senior foreign executives. You and members of your family unit can stay here for up to 2 years.
– Be 18 years old or older
– Be invited to work in the household
– Be experienced in domestic work
– Be supported or sponsored
With this visa
– Work full-time as a domestic worker in the household of certain senior foreign executives
– Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid
– Include members of the family unit in your visa application
How long you can stay
This is a temporary visa. The Home Affairs grant the length of stay based on the activity they approve you to do on the visa.
The maximum stay for this visa stream is 2 years.
The visa is granted with multiple entry. You can leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid.
If you apply in Australia, the visa starts the day the Home Affairs grant it. If you apply outside Australia, the visa stay period starts the day you enter Australia on the visa.
If the Home Affairs grant the visa, they will let you know how long you can stay.
You can’t stay in Australia longer by extending this visa. But you could apply for a further 408 Domestic Worker visa if the foreign executive is remaining in Australia for more than 2 years.
– Include members of the family unit in your application when you apply, or
– Add family members to your application at any time before the Home Affairs make a decision
Family members who apply for the visa with you must also meet the health and character requirements.
If the Home Affairs grant you the visa, your family members might be able to apply to join you in Australia later as a subsequent entrant.
The visa costs AUD310 for the main applicant.
There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa with you.
You might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.
To work out what your visa will cost use the Visa Pricing Estimator. The estimator does not take into account the other costs.
You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa and when the Home Affairs decide on your application.
Your application might take longer to process if:
– You don’t fill it in correctly
– You don’t include all the documents the Home Affairs need, or they need more information from you
– It takes time to verify your information
The Home Affairs can’t process your application if you don’t pay the correct visa application charge. They will let you know if this is the case.
You and your family must meet all visa conditions and follow Australian laws.
Your activities must not harm the work, training or job conditions of Australian citizens or permanent residents.
If your sponsor, supporting organisation or individual stops your activity or employment, you must do one of the following:
– If eligible, apply for a new visa
– Leave Australia within 28 days of stopping work for your sponsor/supporter, or before your visa expires if that happens sooner
You can travel outside Australia and return as many times as you want while the visa is valid.
The time you spend outside Australia does not extend the visa.
The Home Affairs will digitally link your visa to your passport. You will not get a label in your passport.
If the Home Affairs grant you a visa, they will send you a grant notification letter containing the visa grant number. You can use this number to access your digital visa record.
Have a supporter or a sponsor
You need a supporter
You don’t need a sponsor to apply for this visa if you:
– Apply outside Australia, and
– Intend to stay for less than 3 months in Australia
However, you must have a supporter who passes the support test to apply for this visa.
You need a sponsor
You need a sponsor who is a temporary activities sponsor, to apply for this visa if you:
– Apply in Australia, or
– Apply outside Australia and intend to stay for more than 3 months in Australia
Be invited to work
You must be invited to work full-time in the household of a senior foreign executive.
For this subclass 408 visa activity, a senior foreign executive is:
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 sponsor’s Australian office, or
the holder of a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) or a Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) who is the national managing director, deputy national managing director or state manager of the sponsor’s Australian office
Have a suitable employment contract
Your wages and employment conditions must meet the necessary standards under the relevant Australian legislation and awards.
Be able to support yourself and any dependants
You must have access to enough money during your stay in Australia to support yourself and any dependent family members who travel with you.
Be 18 years or older
You must be at least 18 years old to apply for this visa.
Meet health requirement
You and any family members who apply for the visa with you must meet the health requirement.
Meet character requirement
You and family members aged 16 years and over who apply for the visa with you must meet the character requirement.
The Home Affairs might also ask that other family members meet the requirement.
Have adequate health insurance
You are personally liable for all your healthcare costs while you are in Australia. Medical insurance helps limit your financial liability.
You must have adequate health cover for the whole of your stay to be granted this visa. Your cover should cover you for medically necessary treatment, including transport.
Reciprocal healthcare agreements
Some countries have a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Australia. Find out more from Services Australia about reciprocal healthcare agreements.
Be a genuine temporary entrant
You can’t use the temporary visa program to maintain ongoing residency in Australia.
The genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement helps the Home Affairs to make sure that you use temporary visas correctly.
The Home Affairs generally do not let temporary residents extend their stay in Australia beyond 4 years by applying for this visa.
The Home Affairs must be satisfied that you have a genuine intention to stay here temporarily.
When assessing your application, they will consider:
– Your situation
– Your immigration history
– Previous compliance with visa conditions
– Any other relevant matter
Have paid back debt to the Australian Government
If you owe the Australian Government money, you must have paid it back or have a formal arrangement to pay it back.
Sign the Australian values statement
You must acknowledge the Australian Values Statement that confirms you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws when you apply for the visa.?
Declare you have not paid for visa sponsorship
You must declare whether you have ever engaged in conduct that could constitute a breach of the prohibition on paying for visa sponsorship when you apply for the visa.
Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused
You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.