408 VISA

(COVID Pandemic)

Current 408 Subclass visa Holders under COVID Pandemic Arrangement can apply for an extension of their 408 Visa Subclass for additional six months.  The administration has taken this step to help the economy recover from the effects of Covid-19.

Eligibility criteria

  • Currently staying in Australia.
  • Have 28 days left on your current visa which expires before 31st January 2024.
  • Able to sustain financially while in Australia.
  • Valid Employment evidence
  • Must continue to be employed.
  • Meet the health and character requirements of the Australian Government.
  • Have adequate health insurance.
  • Demonstrate sincere purpose to stay in Australia for a limited time


  • Stay for a period of up to 6 months with full work rights.
  • Temporary visa with multiple entries
  • Include members of the family unit

 Processing Time

  • The processing time for this visa subclass usually takes 1 day to 2 weeks after completion of medical examination.

 Visa fees

Total Fee: 1105 AUD

405 AUD (Visa Fees)+ 700 AUD ( Subsequent Temporary Application Charge)

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General FAQ’s

1Can I extend my stay in Australia with 408 visas?
No, this is not an extendable visa. You must apply for a new visa if you want to stay longer after your current 408 visa expires.
2Can I travel overseas on this visa?
Yes, you can travel outside of Australia and return as many times as you like as long as your COVID-19 Pandemic event visa is valid and you meet any travel rules in existence at the time you travel.
3Can I bring my family if I am on 408 visas?
Family members (spouse, children)who did not apply with you for the visa Is eligible to apply under this subclass. You can use the Temporary Work and Activity visa (Subsequent Entrant) (408) to apply for your family member. Family member living in overseas are also eligible for this visa.
4Can I be unemployed on this visa?
If you are issued a COVID-19 Pandemic event visa, you should continue to work while you have it. If you are no longer employed, you should look for new work or make plans to leave Australia.

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