Temporary Activity (subclass 408) – Australian Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) – COVID-19 Pandemic
Online Visa Application Guide
The Temporary Activity (subclass 408) Visa must be applied for electronically using the online visa
Applicants are eligible to be granted a visa if:
they are currently in Australia
they are unable to return home due to COVID-19 travel restrictions
they currently hold a valid visa that will cease in 28 days or less or their visa ceased less
than 28 days ago
they wish to remain in Australia to work in critical sectors including healthcare, disability
and aged care, childcare and agriculture during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For detailed information on the AGEE Stream – COVID-19 Pandemic event visa please refer to
the Department’s website: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-
To assist applicants to complete the online application form the below guide has been created with
screen shots of the pages and questions that applicants will be required to answer.
Applications should only be lodged if the applicant’s current visa expires in 28 days or less, but can also
be lodged if their visa has expired less than 28 days ago.
Applicants who hold a BVE with an intention to lodge the Temporary Activity (408) – AGEE – COVID-19
Pandemic event visa application must do so as soon as possible.
At minimum, applicants must attach a high quality scanned copy of the following documents to their online
Passport biodata page
Health insurance certificate covering their period of stay in Australia
A letter of support from the applicant’s proposed employer stating the position and location of
work, a statement of why they are unable to employ Australian citizens or permanent residents and
the period of proposed employment
If an applicant’s stay in Australia will exceed 12 months in total from their first date of arrival to
their intended departure, a Police Clearance Certificate(s) for any country the applicant has resided
for 12 or more months in the last 10 years, immediately preceding the application lodgement date.
For more information refer to https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa/char
Complete any applicable health assessments through a Panel Doctor as prompted through
ImmiAccount upon lodgement of your application.