July 1, 2021

Temporary Activity Visa (SUBCLASS 408)

408 Visa Lawyers in Melbourne


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian government has issued the subclass 408 temporary activity visa. The visa subclass 408 stream is intended to permit holders of certain temporary visas who are involved in or possess the relevant skills to carry out crucial work related to the supply of essential goods and/or services due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Flyworld Migration’s 408 COVID visa agents in Melbourne understand that applying for a temporary activity visa subclass 408 in Australia can be a very difficult process, especially considering the constant visa changes related to the pandemic.

Anyone holding a visa subclass 408 can stay in Australia for up to 12 months. However, Flyworld Migration can also assist you with going from being a holder of the 408 visa to permanent residency visa holder if you are eligible.

Get in touch with one of our certified 408 visa lawyers to learn more about the subclass 408 visa requirements. There are no migration agent fees for the 408 sponsor visa.

Australia Visa 408 Checklist



You must follow the below 408 visa conditions to be eligible to apply for a visa subclass 408:

  • Be in Australia when applying for this visa
  • Be unable to leave Australia due to regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Either be holding a visa that will expire in 28 days’ time or less, or was holding a temporary visa that expired no more than 28 days prior to lodging an application for a subclass 408 temporary activity visa
  • Be unable to apply for the same type of temporary visa you currently hold or held or any other type of temporary visa subclass besides the visa subclass 408
  • Your visa application must be due to workforce shortages in the aged care, public health or agriculture sectors, and certain other sectors, due to the COVID-19 pandemic

No Employer Endorsement is Necessary






Anyone applying for a subclass 408 temporary activity visa does not have to be endorsed in writing. Only people who are onshore and have 28 days or less left on their current visa or have a visa that has expired within a period of 28 days at the time of applying can apply for a visa subclass 408. Applicants must meet the health and character visa 408 requirements, have satisfactory health insurance, be able to support themselves and any dependents, and genuinely intend to only temporarily live and work in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Critical Sectors







The Australian government has listed seven essential industrial sectors that must continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Healthcare
  • Aged care
  • Disability care
  • Childcare
  • Agriculture
  • Food processing
  • Hospitality and tourism 

408 Visa Processing Time








Flyworld Migration is currently unable to provide our clients with an accurate 408 visa processing time due to the constant changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact our 408 pandemic visa consultants in Melbourne for more information.

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To learn more about the 408 visa conditions or to go from being a holder of the 408 visa to PR visa holder, get in touch with our 408 COVID visa agents in Melbourne today. Call us on 0400 581 451 or submit an online enquiry.

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