Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408)

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Temporary Activity Visa

This visa allows you to come to Australia to do specific types of work on a short-term, temporary basis.

The 408 COVID-19 Visa

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Event
This visa has been introduced to allow people to remain in Australia if you have no other visa options and are unable to depart Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

How to apply?

There are important steps you must take to apply for the covid visa, you must:

  • Apply online
  • Be in Australia at the time of applying
  • Maintain adequate health insurance during your stay in Australia

Applicants working in a critical sector (agriculture, food processing, health care, aged care, disability care, child care, or tourism and hospitality) must:

  • Have evidence from an employer of your employment or an offer of employment and that an Australian citizen or permanent resident cannot fill the position.
  • Hold a substantive visa that expires in 90 days or less, or your last substantive visa expired 28 days or less ago

Applicants whose departure is delayed by COVID-19 travel restrictions must:

  • Explain why the restrictions prevent your departure.
  • Hold a substantive visa that expires in 90 days or less, or your last substantive visa expired less than 28 days ago.

What can you do?

With a granted 408 Covid-19 Visa you can:

  • Remain in Australia if you have no other visa options and are unable to depart Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
  • Remain in Australia to work in the following critical sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • Agriculture
    • Food processing
    • Health care
    • Aged care
    • Disability care
    • Child care
    • Tourism and hospitality

The Process

Make your desiered visa a reality with our easy 4-step process. Our expert, registered migration agents will handle all the nitty gritty, just sit back and relax untill a decision is made!

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