FAQ: Temporary Skills Shortage Visa Subclass 482 and Temporary Work 457
I have a Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) or Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457), what should I do?
Temporary Skill Shortage and subclass 457 visa holders who have been stood down but not laid off due to COVID-19, will maintain a valid visa. Businesses will have the opportunity to extend your visa as per normal arrangements.
Businesses will be able to reduce your hours without you being in breach of your visa conditions.
Options if you have lost your job
If you have been laid off and are currently unemployed, you should find another employer within 60 days or make arrangements to leave Australia, where this is possible.
If you cannot return to your home country, you need to maintain a valid visa and follow Australia’s health advice where necessary.
Holders of temporary work visas currently employed in COVID-19 critical sectors may be eligible for a Temporary Activity Visa (subclass 408) Australian Government Endorsed Agreement Event stream (COVID-19 Pandemic event visa) .
COVID-19 Pandemic event visa (Subclass 408)
If your temporary work visa is expiring, you are not working in a critical sector, you are unable to return home because of entry restrictions and you can’t meet the requirements for another visa, you still may be eligible for the COVID-19 Pandemic event visa.
You’ll need to demonstrate why you can’t meet the requirements for another visa.
This could include a statement and evidence that you do not have access to sufficient funds to be able to pay a further visa application charge (VAC).
We will help you by exploring visa options and securing application. As part of our services, we will assess the eligibility of the application for a partner visa and help you to get out of the abusive relationship and provide you with detailed advice on your chances of success. If you would like to discuss your visa options and evaluate the pathway to permanent residency, please make an enquiryor book a consultation to get expert advice with one of our knowledgeable and experienced Migration Agents/Lawyers on 07 3876 4000 or email: [email protected].