This free temporary visa allows you to stay in Australia to work if you are employed in one of the critical sectors.
To apply for the 408 visa, you must work in areas such as:
It is important that to apply for the 408 visa, you have a temporary visa and do not have options to return to your country of origin. Your visa must be 28 days or less since it ceased to be valid, or have a visa that has not been more than 28 days since it ceased to be active.
If you do not comply with the aforementioned, you will not be eligible for this visa.
With the 408 visa, it is expected to supply the need for workers in critical sectors, since labour has been required during these times of coronavirus.
It is important that before applying for the 408 visa, you know all the conditions and eligibility criteria that you must meet to apply for it.
You must obtain a positive evaluation of both qualifications and employment so that you can apply for your skilled visa.
For your immigration process to be carried out with total success, it is important that you allow yourself to be advised by a registered immigration agent. At Visado, we help you manage your application. However, you can do this on your own if you wish.
When filling out the forms you must inform if you will receive immigration assistance and who will act on your behalf.
You will need to gather your documents, which will be evidence to support your request.
The information you provide must be accurate, because if you cannot prove their identity they will not immediately deny you this visa.
You will have to make a statement in which you tell how you have been affected by the travel restrictions, mentioning:
If you apply for the 408 visa to stay in Australia to work or continue working in a critical sector, you must indicate the respective evidence of your current employment:
Identity documents: You must provide the pages of your passport with your photo, personal data, date of issue, and expiration date.
Financial documents: You will need to show that you can support yourself and anyone who has come to Australia with you:
Character documents: They will notify you if you need to present a police certificate.
Documents of your partner:
Identity and character documents, marriage certificate if applicable.
For de facto relationships, provide:
Evidence that your relationship is registered by an Australian state or territory
Documentation showing that you have been in a de facto relationship with your partner for at least 12 months prior to submitting the application
For the Married applicants, as well as de facto applicants, you will need to provide evidence that you are in a genuine and continuing relationship. Evidence may include:
Joint bank statements, billing of accounts in the name of both, joint leases or mortgages. Documents showing that your partner has lived at the same address.
Dependents under 18 documents:
Birth certificates or family book showing the names of both parents of all their dependent children.
Dependents over 18 documents:
Identity documentation, proof of relationship with the dependent, character documents. Proof of financial dependency, such as bank statements, money transfers, and rent receipts.
Prepare your documents:
All your documents must be translated into English. Translators in Australia must be accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters.
Legibly scan or photograph all documents (in English and other languages) in colour. If a document has more than one page, save everything as one file.
You must apply for this visa online:
After applying, the immigration office will notify you when it receives your application. You can check if they require more information from you in ImmiAccount.
Health exams: If you did not have medical exams before submitting the application, they will inform you if they need them. Check in ImmiAccount.
Health insurance: You must have adequate medical insurance during your stay in Australia.
Biometrics: They may request biometric data (fingerprints and photo).
Attach more information: If you missed attaching any documents when you submitted the application, attach them as soon as possible in ImmiAccount.
If you made a mistake on your application, you will need to complete Form 1023 Notification of Incorrect Answers and attach it to ImmiAccount.
They will inform you of the decision in writing. If they approve it, they will tell you:
If they reject your visa, they will tell you:
To prevent this from happening, make sure you’re guided by the experts, at Visad we are here to help you in this type of migration process so that you continue to fulfill your dreams in Australia.
At a time when there was a lot of uncertainty, Visado advised me to continue in Australia in the midst of the pandemic. By applying for the 408 visa I was able to stay longer performing my work as head nurse in the country.
With this Visa I was able to continue my professional plans in Australia despite experiencing this COVID-19 situation.
Thanks to Visado, I continue my life in Australia, supporting the health sector in the country, by consulting with them, I was able to opt for this type of visa. They are very professional and help you throughout your immigration process.