The Department of Immigration have been working extremely hard in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic and have just released a new visa that may be relevant to some temporary visa holders currently in Australia. The Temporary Activity (subclass 408) Australian Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) stream.
Who will benefit?
Working holiday makers employed in critical sectors who have not completed the 3 or 6 months of specified work required to apply for a second or third Working Holiday Maker visa, and are unable to leave Australia, may be eligible for a Temporary Activity (subclass 408 Australian Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) stream) visa. This visa will allow working holiday makers to remain lawfully in Australia, and continue working, if they wish to do so, until they can return to their home country.
Those already in Australia with the Seasonal Worker Program whose visas are expiring, will be able to extend their stay in Australia by applying for a Temporary Activity (subclass 408 Australian Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) stream) visa.
Holders of other temporary work visas including the TSS 482 visa and the 457 visa currently employed in critical sectors may also be eligible for a Temporary Activity (subclass 408 Australian Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) stream) visa.
How can TranQuill Legal help you?
If you think there is a even a small chance you are eligible for this visa, get in contact with us right away and let us assess your circumstances and try and help you as quickly as possible. Call the head office in Canberra on +61 (0)2 6140 5311 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange a telephone consultation.