Australian Government Endorsed Events (COVID-19 Pandemic)
- What is the Australian government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic) visa?
- What can you do on the subclass 408 Australian government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic) visa?
- What is the eligibility criteria for the subclass 408 Australian government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic) visa?
- How much does the Australian government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic) visa application cost?
- How long can you stay on the Australian government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic) visa?
- What is the processing time for the Australian government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic) visa?
- What are my obligations under the Australian government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic) visa?
Australian government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic) is a temporary visa that allows you to stay in Australia if you are working in a critical sector or if you are unable to depart Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
This visa allows you to:
- Live in Australia temporarily, if you have no other visa options and are unable to depart due to COVID-19 travel restrictions
- Remain in Australia if you work in a critical sector during the covid-19 pandemic
- Food processing
- Health care
- Aged care
- Disability care
- Tourism and hospitality
- Include family members in your application
Note: Due to urgent need for critical sector workers, The Department of Home Affairs has brought in a less restrictive policy for the Work Limitation Visa Condition 8107
- Be in Australia
- Have a substantive visa currently in effect or that expired less then 28 days ago
- If you are working in a critical sector, you must provide the department with evidence of your employment. This must confirm the dates of your employment, confirm which critical sector it is and provide evidence that an Australian citizen or permanent resident couldn’t fill the position
- Be able to support yourself and any dependants while in Australia, if you are unable to support yourself you should make plans to exit Australia
- Meet health and character requirements
- Have adequate health insurance, while in Australia on a temporary visa you are personally liable for any medical expenses. You are not eligible for Australia’s public healthcare (Medicare)
- Have genuine intention to only reside in Australia temporarily (Genuine Temporary Entrant)
- Not have had any previous visa application refused or cancelled
- Have signed the Australian values statement
- Have paid back any outstanding debt to the Australian government
Note: A bridging visa is not a substantive visa
- COVID-19 Pandemic event
- FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 event.
For the duration of the event (up to 4 years)
- You must obey all Australian laws and meet all visa conditions
- You must meet all public health directions to fight covid-19 as announced by the Australian Government and the individual state/territory governments
- If you are granted this visa because you work in a critical sector you must continue your work, if you are no longer employed you must find work in a critical sector or make plans to depart Australia
- Inform the department if anything changes. This includes changes to your employment status, relationship status, the birth of a child (or stepchild) and any changes to personal details such as phone number, address or passport.
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