There are numerous visa pathways for people who want to visit, work, live temporarily or permanently in Australia. It is important to consider all your options and understand the immigration process, which can be lengthy and expensive.
Carol Shipway Migration Services provide skilled migration services to people seeking to migrate or travel to Australia. Our registered migration agents in Cairns can assist in every step of your application. With more than 21 years of experience, this Australian migration agent can help match you with a visa pathway tailored for your individual circumstances and assist throughout the entire migration process.
Carol Shipway Migration Services are based in Cairns, Queensland, but we also work with clients all across Australia or who are currently living in the UK, the Philippines, India, Thailand, and elsewhere. Whether you are applying for an employer sponsored visa, a Skilled Idependant visa , a partner or parent visa, a family visa for your partner or children, a professional skilled visa, or a student visa, we can assist you in migrating to Cairns, Brisbane, or anywhere else in Queensland or Australia.
What our Australian Registered Migration Agents can do for you
Carol Shipway Migration Services provide comprehensive migration services. At our initial meeting, our Australian Registered Migration Agent will determine the best pathway for you, and prepare and lodge a strong application that meets all of the legislative requirements. We advise and prepare all relevant evidence and liaise with the Department of Home Affairs (formerly the Department of Immigration and Border Protection) on your behalf until your application is finalised. We will also assist you to settle into Australia by providing advice and referrals to service providers you could need.
The professional expertise of our Registered Migration Agents in Cairns goes beyond visa applications. Carol Shipway Migration Services can assist clients at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and advocating for Ministerial Intervention. We have supported many people through the complex stages of the migration process, and we will bring all of our experience and expertise in doing the same for you.
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COVID-19 Pandemic – Australia Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) stream of the Temporary Activity (subclass 408) visa
To respond to COVID-19, the government has introduced flexible and temporary visa arrangements that support Australia’s public health measures.
The Temporary Activity (subclass 408) Australian Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) stream visa (COVID-19 Pandemic event visa) is being utilised to manage the extraordinary circumstances that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic event. The measure is temporary in nature, will be subject to ongoing review and will be wound back appropriately in line with the end of the pandemic.
Who is eligible to apply for COVID-19 Pandemic Event Visa?
The covid-19 Pandemic event visa is available to people who are:
- In Australia
- Are unable to depart Australia due to COVID-19
- Have 28 days or less remaining on their current visa or where their last temporary visa has expired less than 28 days ago
- Are not eligible for any other visa based on their intended activities or
- Have evidence from their employer that they have ongoing work in a critical sector and that an Australia Citizen or Permanent Resident cannot full the position.
Working in critical Sectors
Working holiday makers working in critical sectors such as agriculture, food processing, health care, aged care, disability care and childcare who are not eligible for any other visa are unable to return to their home country can apply for COVID-19 Pandemic event visa.
Seasonal Worker Programme visa holders with visa due to expire within 28days are also able to apply for the COVID-19 Pandemic event visa.
Other temporary visa holders whose visas are about to expire, have no other visa options, are unable to return to their home country and who are working in critical sectors may apply for the COVID-19 Pandemic event visa. Evidence of this work will need to be submitted with the application.
Visa of last resort
Other temporary visa holders may apply for the COVID-19 Pandemic event visa only where there is no other visa option and it is not possible to leave Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will allow you to remain lawfully in Australia until it is safe and practical for you to return to your home country.