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This instrument makes various amendments to the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth), including to assist certain visa applicants and holders adversely affected by covid-19
On 15 Feb 2020, the Labour Party introduced a Bill in the House of Reps that seeks to suspend the requirements under the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) that some visa applicants be in Australia or overseas at the time of decision for applications decided within a certain time period
The instrument specifies: a part of Australia to be a designated city or major regional centre for the purposes of reg 1.15M(1) of the Regulations; a part of Australia to be a regional centre or other regional area for the purposes of reg 1.15M(2); a part of Australia as regional Australia for the purposes of reg 5.19(16); an area for the purposes of cl 892.213(3)(b) of Schedule 2; an area for the purposes of cl 888.226(2)(c)(i) of Schedule 2. It also provides access to a second Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa in the Post-Study Work stream in certain circumstances.
The new instrument specifies "an additional class of persons, who are eligible to apply for a Subclass 408 visa in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a nil VAC"
The instrument amends LIN 20/262 to ... The new Migration (Arrangements for Certain Skilled and Temporary Graduate Visa Applications) Amendment Instrument (LIN 20/297) 2020 commences...
The new instrument adds a person to the list of persons who are able to receive the Pledge of Commitment for Australian citizenship
"The purpose of the Regulations is to encourage international students to study in regional Australia on a student visa and to continue living in regional Australia on a temporary graduate visa. In particular, the amendments..."
"The purpose of the instrument is to undertake a biannual update of the places where payment of a fee may be made and the corresponding currencies that must be used for payment of a fee in that place"
The new instrument amends Schedule 2 to the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth), to extend certain Subclass 300 (Prospective Marriage) visas so that, instead of ceasing 9 months after the visa is granted, the visas cease on ... The Regulations commence retrospectively on...