Individuals working in the critical industry sector (medical, agriculture, food processing & hospitality) may apply for the temporary 408 Visa to stay and work in Australia, including in Sydney.
Individuals can include members of their family unit in the application.
All applicants must currently reside in Australia when the application is made. They must maintain their health insurance and meet the health and character requirements set by the Australian Government.
If granted the COVID-19 Pandemic event visa for 12 months, individuals can work under more than one critical sector.
Individuals under the 12 month COVID-19 Pandemic event visa, can change their employment so long as they stay employed under the critical sector. They can also work for more than one employer in one or more critical sectors, or under another industry, as long as your primary employment is under the critical sector. All changes to employment must be reported to Immigration by completing the Notification of changes in circumstances (Form 1022).
Workers who arrived in Sydney or across Australia under the Seasonal Worker Program and were granted a COVID-19 Pandemic event visa must only work for their Approved Employer. Changes to employment must be approved by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE).
Individuals must be a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)
Australian Immigration must be convinced of your intention to temporarily stay in Australia and work in the critical sector. To do this, they will need to assess your current situation and your immigration history including your compliance with all visa conditions.
Applicants must have paid back debt to the Australian Government
To be considered for this Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408), individuals with existing debt to the government must settle their accounts first before applying for this visa. Individuals with family members who owe a debt to the government and are included in the application, also need to settle their debts before applying for this Australian Government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic event) visa.
Applicants must not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused
Individuals aged 18 years or older, must sign the Australian Values Statement confirming that you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws when you apply for the visa.
Follow all Australian Laws including Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408) Australian Government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic event) conditions.
Must maintain adequate health insurance during your stay in Australia. Visa holders can travel outside Australia as many times as they want if there are no travel restrictions. However, time spent outside Australia won’t extend the visa.
Individual visa holders with members of their family unit wishing to enter Australia can apply for a subsequent entrant visa under Temporary Work and Activity visa (Subsequent Entrant) (403,407,408).
The COVID-19 Pandemic event visa critical sectors are the following: agriculture, food processing, health care, aged care, disability care. child care, and tourism and hospitality.
Jobs included in Tourism include, and are not limited to the following: tour guide & operator, outdoor activity instructor, tourist transport services, retail travel consultant, museum curator and guide.
Jobs included in Hospitality include, and are not limited to the following: hotel and other accommodations, restaurants, cafés & bars, casinos, and conference and event organisers.
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Interstaff has assisted countless individuals to get an Australian Visa for over 30 years. Individuals interested in applying for a Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) Australian Government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic event) are encouraged to contact us at [email protected] or call 02 7200 2567 to discuss all application requirements.
Can Interstaff help me appeal my Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) Australian Government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic event) visa application?
There are many reasons why a Temporary Activity Cisa (subclass 408) Australian Government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic event) visa application could be denied. Usually, your refusal letter from the Department of Immigration will briefly explain why your visa application was refused. Our migration agents can help you understand why the Department refused your application and whether you can appeal the decision after undertaking an assessment of your application.
Some common reasons for denied applications include insufficient evidence to support the claims made in the application, changes in government policy or if you have breached any conditions. The Department may also believe that you will not meet the working conditions or health and character requirements. Any incorrect or false claims can also lead to a refusal to accept your 408 Visa application.
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