The Australian government has made the Temporary Activity visa available to foreign nationals traveling for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals can now apply for the Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) to travel to and from Australia for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • To apply for the Temporary Activity visa, applicants must submit an application online and have a letter of endorsement from an approved organization. More information on eligibility requirements is available here.
  • Foreign nationals cannot conduct business activities in Australia on the Temporary Activity visa unless it is relevant to business specified in the visa application.
  • Temporary Activity visa applications must be submitted online through this website.
  • World Cup spectators transiting through Australia on their way to or from another country may need a transit visa for Australia.

Additional Information: Individuals traveling to New Zealand during the World Cup must have a New Zealand visitor visa. More information is available on our key updates on our article “Spectators encouraged to apply for visa for FIFA Women’s World Cup“.

Individuals traveling to Australia during the World Cup may need an Australian visa or Electronic Travel Authority in addition to a New Zealand visitor visa. More information is available here.

BAL Analysis: Foreign nationals planning on traveling to Australia for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup should apply for visitor visas as soon as possible to ensure they receive their visa by July. Travelers who do not hold a Temporary Activity visa or another valid visa will not be allowed to enter the country for the World Cup.

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