Temporary Work (International Relations) visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


If you wish work and reside temporarily in Australia for more than 6 months, you can apply for a Temporary work visa (Government Agreement Stream). This visa stream allows you to work in Australia under the terms and conditions of a bilateral agreement between the Australian Government and a government of another country.

You can stay up to 2 years under this visa.

The processing time for work visa may take from 6-12 weeks from the application day.

You can bring your spouse and kids with you.

The passport remains at the Embassy / Consulate during the entire process of visa proceeding



24 - 48 months





Processing time

6 - 12 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Temporary Work (International Relations) visa?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • Your stay must have the support of both signatories of the bilateral agreement you are in Australia to work under.
  • You must be able to support yourself and any dependents.
  • You should be of good conduct.
  • You should be in good health.
  • You must have a genuine intention to stay temporarily in Australia.
  • You need valid travel insurance covering the entire period of stay.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Temporary Work (International Relations) visa?

6 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed.
  • Evidence that you meet the terms and conditions of a bilateral agreement between the Australian Government or a state and territory government and a foreign signatory.
  • Identity documents like birth certificate, marriage certificate, common law certificate (as applicable).
  • An overseas police certificate; from every country, including your home country, where you spent a total of 12 months or more in the last 10 years since you turned 16 years old.
  • Copies of travel health insurance.
  • Proof of sufficient means of subsistence.

Talent Migration data for Australia

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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