Australian Government Reviews the Entertainment Visa
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Australian Government Reviews the Entertainment Visa

The Temporary Work (Entertainment) Visa (subclass 420) is currently under review by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

The Visa in question is a temporary visa issued to artists and entertainers whom are only visiting Australia for a short time for the sole purpose of providing entertainment and culture from overseas to the people of Australia. The process for applying for this particular temporary work visa involves a three step process inclusive of:

* Sponsorship

* Nomination

* Visa submission

The review of the Temporary Work (Entertainment) visa (subclass 420) which is scheduled to commence in February is being jointly undertaken by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Ministry of Arts, Attorney-Generals Department. The Departments are instigating a deregulation agenda to reduce the cost and burden of unnecessary regulations imposed upon business, individuals and community organisations when it comes to applying for the visa.

Throughout this process, the Government is inviting feedback through a discussion paper in regards to the overview and deregulation process.

The DIBP often reviews existing Visas when it becomes apparent that updated regulations are needed due to changes in the immigration system or concerns with the actual application and visa processing requirements.

If you would like any more information about Temporary Work Visa’s to Australia, please contact our head office located in the Brisbane area to speak to one of our qualified migration staff.

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