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COVID -19 – Subclass 408 stream announced

The purpose of the visa is to provide a pathway for certain former and current holders of temporary visas to lawfully remain in Australia and who would otherwise be required to depart Australia who, but for the COVID-19 pandemic, are unable to leave Australia.

Criteria

  • Must hold a visa that is 28 days or less from ceasing to be in effect
  • Or, held a visa that is no more than 28 days from ceasing to be in effect
  • And, are unable to apply for the same temporary visa they hold or held or any other subclass of temporary visa other than the Subclass 408 visa

To learn more or apply contact us.

COVID-19 and Visa Update

Dear valued clients and industry partners,

As you will all be aware, the United Kingdom and the world are facing an unprecedented challenge in dealing with the novel coronavirus. Following the British Prime Minister’s advice this week, the staff of Thames Migration (both in the UK and Australia) have moved to remote working. We have also taken the precaution of postponing our seminar programme for March and April.

I know that for many of you the visa process maybe daunting, especially in light of the current situation, and I want to reassure you that the team and I are fully available over email and telephone and can continue to reply to you during this period. We do however bring to your attention, due to the unprecedented amount of enquiries, we appreciate your patience in affording us at least 48 hours before we respond to your enquiry regarding your visa or immigration specific questions for both Australia or the UK. If you matter is urgent, please flag this with us when you make contact via email or phone.

We know you appreciate the work we all do, and there is more to come, once we get past this lock down we aim to resume normal face to face consultations rather than Skype.

We will continue to provide updates and news throughout our website and social media pages, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, the team if you have any questions. We will get through this. In the meantime, we trust you and your families and communities are able to join us and follow best practice advice to stay well.

Best wishes,

Hannibal Khoury
Director