Visitor Information

These visas may be relevant for University staff wanting to invite an international visitor to the University of Adelaide on a temporary basis.  

The purpose of these visas may include participating in supervised or collaborative research projects, internships, attending a conference and/or, discussing research opportunities.

The visas and eligibility criteria listed in this section are to be used to introduce basic information about potential Temporary Residency visa options only.

Information on this page do not provide complete and in-depth assessment and recommendation on suitable visa will be determined by third party depending on the individual’s personal circumstances taking into consideration other eligibility criteria such as but not limited to health and character.

  • 407 Visa - Training

    Brief Description

    This visa is for people who want to come to Australia to complete a workplace-based training (to improve their skills for their current occupation, area of tertiary study or field of expertise), or undertake a professional development training program.

    There are three types of occupational training (nomination eligibility types) covered by this visa:

    • Workplace-based training required for registration
    • Structured workplace-based training to enhance skills in an eligible occupation
    • Training that promotes capacity building overseas, which includes the following categories:
      • overseas qualification
      • government support
      • professional development

    Note: Workplace-based occupational training (not including professional development) must be for at least 30 hours a week, of which no more than 30 percent can be classroom-based.

    • This visa requires a nomination by the University
    • A nomination must be lodged (approved by the Department of Home Affairs) and referenced in the visa application.

    More information about this visa can be found on the Department of Home Affairs’ website.

    If you wish to host a visitor, requiring a University-sponsored 407 visa, please refer to the listed documents/information required section below. 

    Documents/ Information required

    • Endorsed and approved Foreign Engagement Compliance Review (FECR)
    • Training Plan Outline Sample Letter
    • Nominee’s up-to-date resume/CV with publications list, grants, awards and details of qualifications
    • Copy of relevant qualifications 
    • Passport biodata page of the nominee and accompanying family member(s) (if any)
    • Letter of support from nominee’s home institution/educational provider advising that the practical experience, research or observation is a requirement of the nominee’s course (if applicable)
    • Letter from relevant regulatory body naming the nominee and advising the training is necessary for that person to obtain mandatory registration to work in the identified occupation (if applicable)
    • Letter of funding support (if applicable)
    • Functional English Language
      • You must provide evidence that you have the functional English language skills   to undertake training
      • If the applicant holds a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or Ireland and are a citizen of that country, they are not required to provide evidence.
    • Completed and Signed Visa Request Form 

    On submitting the documents to visa@adelaide.edu.au, please include the writeable version of the Visa Request Form as well as the copy signed and endorsed by the Head of School. Please note that there are costs associated with sponsoring/hosting a visitor on this visa payable by the faculty/school.

  • 408 Visa - Temporary Activity

    Brief Description

    This visa is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to undertake one of the following activities:

    • Researcher (Skilled Academic) - participate or observe in an Australian research project at an Australian tertiary or research institution, usually in collaboration with other academics employed there.  To be eligible, the individual must:
      • Be or have been employed as an academic at an overseas tertiary or research institution
      • Have a record of significant achievement in their field
    • Academic Research Student – be invited to undertake an Australian research activity related to their field of study at an Australian tertiary or research institution. To be eligible as either research student or recent graduate, the individual must be:
      • A student of a foreign educational institution or have graduated within the last 12 months
      • Invited to undertake research related to their field of study

    If the individual has not yet graduated, they must be undertaking the research to meet their course requirements for their overseas qualification.

    Invited Participant - participate in a conference or give a short series of guest lectures where the intended stay is no more than 3 months.

    Duration of stay will align with the activities that have been approved to undertake on this visa.

    More information about this visa can be found on the Department of Home Affairs’ website.

    If you wish to host a visitor, requiring a University-sponsored 408 visa, please refer to the listed documents/information required section below.

    Documents/ Information required

    • Endorsed and approved Foreign Engagement Compliance Review (FECR)
    • Completed and Signed Visa Request Form 
    • Nominee’s up-to-date resume/CV with publications list, grants, awards and details of qualifications
    • When completing the visa request form it is crucial you supply extensive details regarding;
      1. project details
      2. the applicant’s role in the project including the extent of their involvement
      3. how the proposed research will contribute to the nominee’s course requirements (students only)
      4. how the nominee’s skills/knowledge will benefit the project etc.

    On submitting the documents to visa@adelaide.edu.auplease include, the writeable version of the Visa Request Form as well as the version with Head of School signature, for ease of preparation of invitation letter.

  • 600 Visa - Visitor Visa (Business Visitor Stream)

    Brief Description

    This visa is for people travelling to Australia for a short business visit. The activities permitted under this visa stream are limited to:

    • Making a general business or employment enquiry
    • Investigate, negotiate, enter into or review a business contract
    • Conduct activities as part of an official government visit
    • Take part in conference, trade fair of seminar. Note: This does not extend to visa holder being paid by an organiser for participation.
    • Study or undertake training for no more than 3 months
    • No work is permitted
    • Duration of stay: 3 months up to a maximum period of 12 months (in certain and limited circumstances)

    This is an independent visa and does not require sponsorship, however the host school/area may provide (where necessary) the visitor with a Letter of Invitation to include information relating to:

    • the event that the invitee will be participating in or attending
    • the duration of the event or required stay
    • whether the invitee will receive funding for the visit - Sample Letter of Invitation 

     

    More information about this visa can be found on the Department of Home Affairs’ website.

  • 601 Visa - Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) - Business Visitor

    Brief Description

    This visa is for people travelling to Australia for business purposes such as:

    • Making a general business or employment enquiry
    • Investigate, negotiate, enter into or review a business contract
    • Conduct activities as part of an official government visit
    • Take part in conference, trade fair of seminar. Note: This does not extend to visa holder being paid by an organiser for participation
    • Study or undertake training for no more than 3 months
    • No work is permitted
    • Duration of stay: Up to three months for each visit

     

    This is an independent visa and does not require sponsorship, however the Host School/area may provide (where necessary) the visitor with a Letter of Invitation to include information relating to:

    • the event that the invitee will be participating in or attending
    • the duration of the event or required stay
    • whether the invitee will receive funding for the visit - Sample Letter of Invitation 

     

    More information about this visa can be found on the Department of Home Affairs’ website.

  • 651 Visa - eVisitor - Business Visitor

    Brief Description

    This visa is for people travelling to Australia for business purposes such as:

    • Making a general business or employment enquiry
    • Investigate, negotiate, enter into or review a business contract
    • Conduct activities as part of an official government visit
    • Take part in conference, trade fair of seminar. Note: This does not extend to visa holder being paid by an organiser for participation
    • Can study or train for up to 3 months in total
    • No work is permitted
    • Duration of stay: Up to three months at a time
    • This is an online visa, similar to the Visa 601 available to passport holders  of certain countries

     

    This is an independent visa and does not require sponsorship, however the Host School/area may provide (where necessary) the visitor with a Letter of Invitation to include information relating to:

    • the event that the invitee will be participating in or attending
    • the duration of the event or required stay
    • whether the invitee will receive funding for the visit - Sample Letter of Invitation 

     

    More information about this visa can be found on the Department of Home Affairs’ website.