Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)

About Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408):

Temporary Activity visa subclass 408 allowing the visa holder to do specific work temporarily from a few months up to 4 years depending on the approved program, work and activities. This visa subclass 408 have few stream and during COVID-19 pandemic Australian government used its subclass 408 AGEE stream to allow many temporary visa holders whose visa is expiring or expired within 28 days to stay lawfully in Australia while waiting to return their home country when it is safe and suitable.

Recently this subclass 408 AGEE been used to allow temporary visa holders to extend their stay in Australia for up to 2 years to help with the skill shortage in Australia.

Transitional arrangements for subclass 485 visa holders:

If you are a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa (TGV) holder in Australia, you may apply for and be granted a Pandemic event visa with a 2-year period of stay, instead of a TGV extension, if:

  • Your TGV expires before 1 July 2023
  • You are not eligible to apply for a TGV extension on 1 July 2023
  • You currently have an unfinalized 408 Pandemic event visa application, and you held a TGV at the time you made that application.

You must be working in Australia or have an offer of employment, and apply within 90 days before your TGV expires, or within 28 days after your TGV expires.

Read more information about the TGV extension arrangements.

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