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1. What visa do I need to work at Deakin University if I am not an Australian citizen?
Depending on your situation and what type of employment you are looking for you may be eligible to apply for a temporary, permanent or student visa. If you are not an Australian citizen you are required to provide a copy of the appropriate visa prior to commencing any employment at Deakin. We recommend you contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for advice.
2. How much will my visa cost?
Depending on which visa you are applying for the costs can vary greatly. Please refer to visa charges on the DIAC web site.
3. What am I required to do if Deakin is sponsoring my visa application?
The Department of Immigration has a booklet that explains the process and what is required of the visa applicant. If Deakin's sponsorship application has been approved you may then start the process of your visa application.
4. I am coming to Deakin as an honorary staff to do a presentation. What visa do I require?
There are a number of visa options for business people. For business people to visit Australia for business purposes, for example, to attend a conference or training session, to conduct business with an Australia-based organisation, to conduct business negotiations or for an exploratory business visit.
Business (Short Stay) visa (subclass 456)
For business people to make a short business visit to Australia for up to three months. Business activities may include a conference, negotiation or exploratory business visit, but do not include acting, musical performances or commercial film making.
Sponsored Business Visitor (Short Stay) visa (subclass 459)
For business people who have an approved sponsor in Australia and may not be eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). For short business visits to Australia up to three months
ETA (Business Entrant) (subclass 956 and 977)
For business people who need to make business visits to Australia for up to three months. Available to passport holders from a number of countries and regions.
APEC Business Travel Card
The APEC Business Travel Card streamlines travel for business people from participating economies in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region.
5. I currently have a temporary visa but am not sure if there are any work limitations on this. How do I find out?
You can either contact the Department of Immigration and speak with an immigration officer or contact one of Deakin's HR Advisers. Deakin has access to the Department's Employment Verification Online system (EVO). You would need to advise your date of birth and your passport number.