Good news for Australian temporary visa holders with the announcement of the new pathway via Temporary Activity (Subclass 408) visa.
The Department of Home Affairs has announced the introduction of a new pathway available under the Temporary Activity (Subclass 408) Visa. Within the stream of ‘Australian Government endorsed events’, a new event has been included named COVID-19 Pandemic.
This stream has been designed to assist Australian temporary visa holders who:
- Have a visa that is due to expire;
- Are unable to apply for any other visa in Australia;
- Cannot travel offshore due to COVID-19 restrictions; and
- Have the skills or abilities to assist Australia in critical sectors, such as healthcare, childcare and agriculture during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applicants may only apply for the Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408) if their current visa is due to expire in 28 days, or their visa has expired within the last 28 days.
If you're an Australian temporary visa holder and your visa is shortly due to expire or has expired already, please don’t hesitate to contact Worldwide Migration Partners for a fast-tracked eligibility assessment.
About The Author
Melissa Vincenty is a U.S. Attorney, a registered Australian Migration Agent and the founder and managing director of Worldwide Migration Partners. Melissa has over 25 years of experience in U.S. Immigration Law, including practising at the world’s largest U.S. Immigration Firm and more than 15 years as a Country Specialist (China and Tibet) for Amnesty International USA.
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