Coronavirus impacts on Australia's visa holders

Coronavirus impacts on Australia's visa holders

All visitors are encouraged to depart to Australia. If you cannot return home, you can apply for another visa. Visitor visas who are living offshore should not lodge a new visa at this

 

  • Visitor visa – All visitors are encouraged to depart to Australia. If you cannot return home, you can apply for another visa. Visitor visas who are living offshore should not lodge a new visa at this
  • International students – the Government has taken a flexible approach for the student visa conditions, such as attendance at class. For some occupations like aged care and health, you can work more than 40 hours a week. Student visas offshore should not lodge a new visa at the moment
  • Employer-Sponsored work visa holders – If you have lost your job due to COVID-19 pandemic you have 60 days to find another employer or depart Australia. The employer can reduce your working hours without breaching your visa If they reduce hours, they cannot reduce wages.
  • Business visa - clients who applied for 888, at the moment they are processing December 2018 visas, and 188 clients will be processed as usual.
  • General skilled visas - including 491 visa, even if they grant, they will not be permitted to travel to Australia unless the visa holder is a doctor or nurse.
  • Processing of offshore visas will be now slowed down.
  • Travel bans are not going to be lifted any time soon until the vaccination is found.
  • If your visa is expiring and you are unable to depart Australia, then you can lodge 408 visas. Unable to depart is that there is no flight or you are in the hospital, etc.

 

 

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