New Covid Visa

Welcome news for many Australian visa seekers is that the 408 “Covid” visa has now been opened up to all industry sectors. Previously it was available only to workers in the the agriculture, food processing, health care, aged care, disability care, child care, and tourism and hospitality sectors.

Workers in those sectors will be eligible for a 12-month visa while those in all other sectors will be limited  a six-month visa. The government obviously considers all sectors critical as it steers the economy from the impact of two years of Covid.

Skill Shortages

The new Covid visa is designed to combat widespread Australian  skill shortages in Australia which are occurring mainly due to  the more virulent omicron variant.

At Oz migration agent we prepare applications  for the new  Covid  visa,  Note that applicants must  be in Australia at the time of applying, and are either:

  1. Working or in receipt of an offer to work in Australia and either holds a relevant temporary visa with work rights that is 90 days or less from ceasing or held such a visa that ceased to be in effect no more than 28 days before making an application.
  2. Last arrived in Australia before 21 February 2022 and is working or in receipt of an offer to work in Australia, and either holds a substantive temporary visa without work rights that is 90 days or less from ceasing to be in effect or held such a visa that ceased to be in effect no more than 28 days before making the application.
  3. Employed by or in receipt of an offer of employment from a Commonwealth funded aged care service and either holds a substantive temporary visa that is 90 days or less from ceasing to be in effect or held such a visa that ceased to be in effect not more than 28 days before making the application.
  4. Employed by, or in receipt of an offer of employment from an approved employer under the Seasonal Worker Programme and either holds a Subclass 403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) visa in the Seasonal Worker Program stream or held that visa which ceased to be in effect not more than 28 days before making the application.

For more info on this and all other visas, check with us at Oz migration Agent –  Oz migration agent

Alternatively, Txt or phone 0408955770

You can check the announcement at  Minister’s statement

 

 

New Covid Visa

New Covid Visa