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MIGRATION NEWS UPDATE – COVID19 NEW VISA SUBCLASS 408 TEMPORARY ACTIVITY VISA

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In line with our previous article which highlighted the visa arrangements for temporary visa holders in Australia, a new stream has been announced and added to the subclass 408 Temporary Activity Visa – which falls under Australian Government endorsed events. The migration regulations go on to specify the COVID 19- pandemic as a government endorsed event for this visa.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR THIS VISA?

You must hold a current valid temporary visa AND need to remain in Australia if you have no other visa options and are unable to depart Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

AND

You must hold a current valid temporary visa holder and remain in Australia to assist in critical sectors including healthcare, disability and aged care, childcare and agriculture during the COVID-19 pandemic

KEY CRITERIA TO APPLICABLE TO BE GRANTED THIS VISA

  • Your temporary visa will expire in less than 28 days
  • You are unable to apply for the same temporary visa you currently hold or held or any other subclass of temporary visa other than the Subclass 408 visa
  • You must be part of response to workforce shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to areas including, but not limited to, agriculture, aged care and public health
  • You must have the relevant skills to be eligible to undertake critical workrelating to supply of essential goods and services
  • This new legislative instrument is now in effect from 5 April 2020

The visa application fees for the SC408 Visa under this stream is Nil

Mygration team would like you to take advantage of our concession rates for all visa applications – for more information, visit our services fees page on our website.

If you have any further questions please email us direct at info@mygration.com.au and we will aim to have a response back to you within 48 hours. Alternatively, please call us on +61 7 5631 4755

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