Unforeseen Closure of 408 COVID Visa: Navigating the Impact
The recent announcement regarding the closure of the 408 COVID visa has sent shockwaves through the visa applicant community.
URGENT UPDATE : Closure of Pandemic Event 408 Visa for New Applicants
In a joint media release with the Hon Andrew Giles MP, the Australian government has announced significant changes to the Pandemic Event visa. As part of ongoing efforts to streamline the nation’s visa system and respond to changing circumstances, this update outlines the key changes to the Pandemic Event visa and its application process. These changes are aimed at ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of Australia’s visa system, aligning it with the current landscape.
Australia Considers Ending ‘COVID Visa’, Restricting Options for International Students
The “talk on the streets” is that the Australian government is currently deliberating the possibility of setting an end date for the COVID-19 pandemic event visa, also known as the Subclass 408 visa. This decision has significant implications for thousands of temporary workers, including international students, who will need to explore alternative pathways to remain in the country.
“Skill up or Sink” : Is the 408 COVID visa doomed?
The Australian government has announced a series of changes to the country’s temporary skilled migration system to prevent the nation from becoming a guest-worker economy.