Closure of the Pandemic Event visa (408 Visa)

The Albanese Labor Government is closing the Pandemic Event visa.

From February 2024, the visa will be closed to all applicants. This will provide certainty to our visa system now that the circumstances that drove the operation of the visa no longer exist.

From 2 September 2023, the Pandemic Event visa will only be open to applications from existing Pandemic Event visa holders.

All other visa holders will be ineligible for the Pandemic Event visa. This is a transitional measure to promote visa integrity.

Key point 

1. 408 Visa Holder 

  • Can apply for 408 Visa by 31st of January 2024 
  • A $405 visa fee will be applied 
  • Receive 6month visa

2. All other visa holders 

  • Ineligible for the 408 COVID visa from 2nd of September 2023

If you hold a 417 Working Holiday Visa, 461 Work and Holiday Visa or 500 Student Visa and are considering applying for a 408 COVID Visa, you have to find another visa option. 

Feel free to contact me for further information. 

Kate Kyoung A, LEE

Qualified Education Agent – #E086

Australian Education & Visa Centre Pty Ltd

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