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408 Visa for COVID-19 FAQ


Frequently asked questions for subclass 408 (COVID-19 Stream)

Temporary visas holders currently employed or capable of being employed in critical sectors may be eligible for a Temporary Activity (subclass 408 Australian Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) stream) visa. Since the announcement on 4 April 2020 we have been receiving many questions which we have answered here. If you have further questions please book a consultation below.

Q: My current visa is soon to expire, should I apply for the 408 visa instead of a Visitor visa?

A: Applying for the 408 visa could be a better option as Visitor visa does not allow you to work. Also, depending on your current visa, you may have to pay the Subsequent Temporary Applicant charge of $700 on top of the Visitor visa application charge of $365 and 1.32% immigration credit card surcharge.

Q: I’m working as a Child Care Worker on a Graduate visa after completing my studies, but due to the current situation I’m unable to return back to my home country. Do I need to apply for a new Student visa?

A: If you are applying for the Student visa just to extend your stay here in Australia, Student visa is not recommended. Since you are currently working in a critical sector for COVID-19, you may be eligible to apply for the 408 visa.

Q: I haven’t completed the 3 months of specified work required to apply for a Second Working Holiday visa and I’m worried that my visa will expire. I’m unable to return to my home country due to travel restriction. I’m currently working at a farm in regional Australia. Can I still apply for the Second Working Holiday visa?

A: Since you have not met the requirement for the Second Working Holiday visa, you are not qualified to apply. However, as you are currently working in one of the critical sectors, you can apply for the 408 visa and continue working.

Q: My Graduate visa expires soon. Can I apply for a new Graduate visa?

A: You can only apply for Graduate visa only once as a main applicant. However, if you are currently working in a critical sector for COVID-19 or have an ongoing skills related to crucial work or essential services, you may be eligible to apply for the 408 visa.

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