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9.2.6.06 Visa Subclass 406 Government Agreement

Note: DIAC has advised that this visa commenced on 14 September 2009.

 

DIAC has advised that this visa subclass will be closed to all new applications from 25 November 2012.

 

New applicants will be advised to apply for a visa subclass 403 Temporary Work (International Relations).

 

The Government Agreement visa allows people to enter Australia under the terms of a bilateral agreement between Australia and another country or to direct the operations of one of the following organisations: the British Council, the Alliance Francaise, the Goethe-Institut, the Italian Cultural Institute. This visa is for people who have the support of an Australian signatory and a foreign government to enter Australia under the terms of a bilateral agreement between them. Depending on the terms of the relevant Government agreement and the work or activity the visa holder will be engaged in, they can generally stay in Australia for the period specified in the agreement up to 2 years.

Assurance of Support

No

Permanent Resident

No

Sponsored/Nominated

Yes

What Payments Eligible For

None - holder of a temporary visa. Does not meet the SSAct definition of Australian resident.

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Last reviewed: 12 November 2012


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