Migration (LIN 20/229: COVID-19 Pandemic event for Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa and visa application charge for Temporary Activity (Class GG) visa) Instrument 2020 dated 07 September 2020 [“the Instrument”] outlines event, classes of persons and Visa Application Charge (VAC) for COVID-19 Pandemic event visa.
Covid-19 Pandemic Event visa was introduced vide the Migration (LIN 20/122: COVID-19 Pandemic event for Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa and visa application charge for Temporary Activity (Class GG) visa) Instrument 2020 dated 3 April 2020, to allow temporary visa holders to stay and maintain their lawful status in Australia when they are unable to leave Australia due to travel restrictions in place during Covid-19 pandemic and are ineligible to apply for any other visa.
The Instrument is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 07 September 2020 and as per Section 2 of the Instrument, it commences on the day after it is registered, i.e. 08 September 2020 and accordingly is in effect now.
The Instrument applies to Subclass 408 visa application that is either made on or after commencement of this instrument or made but not finally determined before commencement of this Instrument.
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