Our COVID-19 Pandemic Event Visa FAQ’s would help you to get more insights into the COVIS-19 19 Pandemic Event Visa.
Workers in critical sectors who indicate their work activities in their visa application will be given permission to engage in those work activities when the COVID 19 Pandemic event visa is granted. Permission to work is managed through mandatory condition 8107. Under condition 8107 a person who is granted a subclass 408 visa and is found not to be working in a critical sector stands to have their visa canceled
People applying for the COVID-19 Pandemic event visa as a last resort to remain lawfully in Australia until their departure will not be granted permission to work.
What is the validity period of my COVID-19 pandemic event visa?
If you are employed in a critical sector may be granted a visa that allows you to stay for up to 12 months.
If you are applying for the visa to work or continue working in a critical sector you must provide evidence of your ongoing employment. Evidence could include payslips, a contract, and/or a letter from your employer. The endorsement letter should:
If you are a temporary visa holder with no other visa options and you are unable to depart Australia, a statement has to enclosed with the application telling why you cannot apply for another type of visa, why you are not able to depart Australia before your current visa expires, and what actions you are taking to try to arrange your departure as soon as travel restrictions are lifted and/or flight availability resumes.
If you hold a subclass 403 visa in the Seasonal Worker Programme stream, during the COVID-19 period, the condition 8503 (No Further Stay) is automatically waived, making you eligible to apply for the COVID-19 AGEE stream of the subclass 408.
For other temporary visa holders with condition 8503, 8534, or 8535 and cannot depart Australia as planned, you cannot apply for most other visas in Australia unless the condition is waived. You can request a waiver if your visa will expire in less than 28 days. If your request is approved, you should make a new visa application before your current visa expires.
The processing of applications for people working in critical sectors is faster. Other applications may take longer to finalize.
The COVID-19 Pandemic event visa can only be granted to people in Australia.
Can I apply for the COVID-19 Pandemic event visa on a bridging visa?
Temporary visa holders, including bridging visa holders can apply for the COVID-19 Pandemic event visa if they meet all of the eligibility criteria. Bridging visa holders who have an s.48 bar and/or who have not held a substantive temporary visa in the 28 days prior to application will not be able to apply.
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