Temporary Activity - 408 Visa
Australian Government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic event)
This temporary visa lets you stay in Australia to work if you are employed in a critical industry sector or remain in Australia you have no other visa options and are unable to depart Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. The purpose of 408 visa is to support the Australian community and the Australian economy by facilitating the mobility of overseas participants in a range of activities including social, cultural and research activities, and international events, while also ensuring that Australians are not displaced from employment opportunities. 408 visa to permanent residency can be a long path but will depend on your own personal circumstances. Contact us to obtain 408 visa application form pdf.
If the applicant is in Australia at the time of grant—temporary visa permitting the holder to remain in Australia during a period beginning on the date of grant of the visa and ending at the end of a period specified by Immigration.
Processing times are not published by Immigration. Typically within 2 months.
Application fee - There is no Visa Application Charge for the COVID-19 Pandemic event visa
Other fees may include:
- Migration Agent Fees
- Subsequent Temporary Application Charge ($700)
- Police checks
Onshore applications typically. Offshore also possible.
Temporary visa permitting the holder to remain in Australia during a period specified by Immigration
VISA REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
- Have evidence from your employer that you have ongoing work in a critical sector (such as agriculture, food processing, health care, aged care, disability care or child care) and that an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident cannot fill the position or
- Demonstrate you can’t meet the requirements of any other visa and are unable to depart Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions
- Have a current visa that expires in 28 days or less or your last substantive temporary visa expired less than 28 days ago
- Maintain adequate 600 visa health insurance during your stay in Australia.
VISITOR VISA 600 REFUSED?
Note: Due to COVID-19 it is anticipated a large number of applicants for Visitor Visa 600 refusals will take place in Australia. Understandably many people wish to remain in Australia at this time. At Visa Makers a common question we get asked is my visitor visa 600 refused can I apply again? This is a great question. Unfortunately if you do not hold a substantive visa and after last entering Australia were refused the visitor visa then you would be blocked in applying again. You may though have the right to appeal the decision if you are in Australia.
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