The changes ‘allow citizenship application fees, and refunds of citizenship application fees where appropriate, to be paid in foreign currencies and in foreign countries’
The Australian Citizenship Amendment (Payment of Fees) Regulations 2018 was registered on 10 December 2018 and will commence on 1 January 2019. According to the explanatory statement:
The Australian Citizenship Amendment (Payment of Fees) Regulations 2018… amend the Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 … to allow citizenship application fees, and refunds of citizenship application fees where appropriate, to be paid in foreign currencies and in foreign countries. The purpose of these amendments is to facilitate the lawful collection of citizenship application fees in specified foreign currencies and foreign countries at updated exchange rates.
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