International Relations visa (subclass 403)
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International Relations Visa Application Assistance

AIS Immigration Solutions can assist you in applying for an International Relations visa (subclass 403). We are a skilled and experienced migration solutions agency ready to help with all your visa application requirements. Located in Brisbane, our team can provide you with tailored visa application advice and guidance throughout the entire application process. Get in contact with AIS Immigration Solutions today on to book a consultation with one of our professionals for a simple and stress-free visa application process.

Features and Overview:

The International Relations Visa (subclass 403) is a Temporary Visa that allows a person to come to Australia for a short period of time under one of five streams.  This may include:

  • in relation to a bilateral agreement (Government Agreement stream)
  • to represent a foreign government or to teach a foreign language in an Australian school (Foreign Government Agency stream)
  • to do domestic work for a diplomat (Domestic Worker stream)
  • as a person with statutory privileges and immunities (Privileges and Immunities stream)
  • to participate in the program of seasonal work (Seasonal Worker Program stream).


To obtain the International Relations Visa (subclass 403) you must satisfy the criteria of one of five eligibility streams:

Government Agreement stream: to come to Australia under the terms and conditions of a bilateral agreement between the Australian Government or an Australian state or territory government and the government of another country

Foreign Government Agency stream: for a representative of a foreign government who will not be given official status in Australia by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), or a person who is to be employed as a foreign language teacher by a foreign government in an Australian school

Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or Consular) stream: to do domestic work in the household of someone who holds a Diplomatic (Temporary) visa (subclass 995)

Privileges and Immunities stream: for a person with privileges and immunities under the International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1963 or the Overseas Missions (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1995

Seasonal Worker Program stream: to come to Australia to work as a seasonal labourer in selected industries for Australian employers who cannot source local labour You must be invited by an approved Temporary Activities sponsor to participate in the Seasonal Worker Program. This program is limited to selected countries only.

Application Process:

Applying within Australia: If you apply in Australia, you must be in Australia when the visa is granted.

Applying outside Australia: If you apply outside Australia, you must be outside Australia when your visa is granted.


Application fees start from $285, with additional fees for any dependant family you place on your application.

Is this visa right for me?

International Relations visa (subclass 403) is a temporary visa. This is not suitable for persons wishing to settle in Australia permanently. This visa is suitable for seasonal labourers, representatives of a foreign government or foreign language teacher, those in bilateral agreement with the Australian government, state or territory, are a domestic worker for a diplomat, or are a person with privileges or immunities (see Privileges and Immunities stream).


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