I'm an Indian citizen and an Indian passport holder. I want to travel to Australia for a short period of 3 - 6 month). While researching for an appropriate visa I found that Visitor visa (subclass 600) should meet my profile, but here is the problem: I'm currently working remotely full time for an Australian company. While filling out the visa application online they've specifically asked for my employer details. I am worried that the visa application might be rejected seeing that my employer is an Australian company and I'm not sure how this proceed in this situation.

Please advice me how I can get a visa for 3 - 6 months. Thanks in advance.

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    The 600 subclass visa explicitly says You must not work in Australia on this visa.
    – Peter M
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 11:12
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    You need your employer to sponsor you for the applicable Visa.
    – Peter M
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 11:15
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    Are you sure you're working directly for the Australian company and not for a local Indian subsidiary or contractor?
    – JonathanReez
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 18:22
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    @JonathanReez There are no Indian subsidiaries, I directly invoice the Australian company for my payments and its paid in USD. Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 16:29
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    Sounds like you have a contracting model, but you're not an employee of the company. Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 20:11

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If you're planning to work in Australia, even remotely, a tourism or business visitor visa (subclass 600) is not appropriate. You should be applying for the subclass 400 short stay work visa instead, sponsored by your employer:


This lets you work legally in Australia for up to three months, or in limited circumstances up to 6.

I've applied for these twice for visitors coming to work with my team, and in both cases the process was surprisingly fast and straightforward, with processing times of under a week. Your mileage may vary.

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