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Australian Visa >> Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408 - COVID-19 Pandemic event)

Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408 - COVID-19 Pandemic event)

Introduced in March 2020, Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408 - COVID-19 Pandemic event) allows visa holders to stay and work in Australia by up to 12 months.

General Eligibility Criteria for the Australian 408 Covid Visa

    Stream 1: For applicants who are currently unable to depart Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions:
  • The appilcant should be in Australia at the time of the application.
  • The appilcant must hold a visa that expires within the next 90 days or the applicant's last substantive visa expired no longer than 28 days ago.
  • The appilcant must have adequate health insurance covering the whole period of their stay.
  • The appilcant must be able to support themselves and any dependants for the duration of their stay in Australia.
    Stream 2: For applicants who want to remain in Australia to work in a critical sector:
  • The appilcant should be in Australia at the time of the application.
  • The appilcant must hold a visa that expires within the next 90 days or the applicant's last substantive visa expired no longer than 28 days ago.
  • The appilcant must have adequate health insurance covering the whole period of their stay.
  • The appilcant must provide evidence of their ongoing employment or offer of employment in the following critical sectors during the Corana Virus pandemic:
    • agriculture
    • food processing
    • health care
    • aged care
    • disability care
    • child care or
    • tourism and hospitality - including but not limited to:
      • Camping ground operation
      • Caravan park operation (visitor)
      • Holiday house and flat operation
      • Hotel operation
      • Motel operation
      • Resort operation
      • Serviced apartments
      • Ski-lodge operation
      • Student residence operation (except boarding schools)
      • Youth hostel operation
      • Cafe operation
      • Restaurant operation
      • Juice bar operation
      • Mobile food van operation
      • Takeaway food operation
      • Airline food catering service
      • Catering service operation
      • Bar operation
      • Hotel bar operation
      • Night club operation
      • Pub operation
      • Tavern operation
      • Wine bar operation
      • Hospitality club operation
      Applicants working in different occupations may also be eligible to apply for the subclass 408 visa (Covid stream) if they are working for employers whose primary purpose is to directly provide a service to tourists.

Subclass 408 Visa (COVID-19 Pandemic event) Application Charge (Government fees)
  • There is no Government fee for this visa.

Our professional Fee
  • $500 + GST

Please Note: If your 408 visa application is refused, Section 48 may prevent you from applying for another visa in certain circumstances.
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