Changes to bridging visas

"The purpose of the instrument is to ... reflect changes to the manner in which a Bridging E (Class WE) application on paper forms 1005 and 1008 is lodged... In addition, the instrument amends the approved forms for bridging visa applications under the Migration Regulations to include references to..."

VACs go up due to 2020-21 budget measure migration program

The purpose of the new instrument is to "amend the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Migration Regulations) to make changes to visa application charges (VACs) for certain visas as a consequence of the 2017-18 Budget Measure Indexation of visa application charges, and 2020-21 Budget Measure Migration Program – changes to the Business Innovation and Investment Program"

Nil VAC for work & holiday and working holiday visas

The purpose of the new provision is to describe the visas that are COVID-19 affected visas. A working holiday maker visa is a COVID-19 affected visa if all of the following requirements are met...

AAT fees: sharp increase

The new instrument significantly increases the fees for applications to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for the review of decisions relating to non-protection visas

Several changes coming soon

The new Regulations make changes to the business innovation and investment program, working holiday maker visas, bridging visas, the manner of reporting on arriving overseas passengers and crew members and citizenship fees

Payment of VACs & fees in foreign currencies

The new instrument "repeals the Migration (LIN 21/001: Payment of Visa Application Charges and Fees in Foreign Currencies) Instrument 2021 as in force on 1 January 2021 and operates to specify the currency applicable and the exchange rate for the currency specified for the purpose of subregulation 5.36(1A) as at 1 July 2021"

Places and currencies for paying of fees

The new instrument "repeals the Migration (LIN 21/002: Places and Currencies for Paying of Fees) Instrument 2021 as in force on 1 January 2021 and operates to specify the place in which a fee (excluding visa application charges mentioned in subregulation 5.36(3A) of the Regulations) must be paid and to specify the currency in which a fee must be paid in that place, being Australia or a foreign country, for the purpose of paragraphs 5.36(1)(a) and (b) of the Regulations as at 1 July 2021"

Sub 189: new instrument on income for NZ stream

"This instrument amends the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Migration Regulations), to make it easier for applicants for a Subclass 189 (Skilled – Independent) visa in the New Zealand stream to satisfy the annual income requirement"

Income threshold & exemptions for subclass 189

The new instrument specifies: the minimum amount of taxable income for an income year that a primary applicant for a subclass 189 visa in the New Zealand stream must meet; the circumstances under which an applicant for a subclass 189 visa is a member of a class of applicants exempt from the minimum amount of taxable income specified and the evidence required for the class.

Changes to covid-19 event for subclass 408

"The purpose of this instrument is to ... expand the class of persons specified in subsection 8(3) to capture people who are ...; and amend the class of persons specified in subsection 8(1) to allow for an application for a Subclass 408 visa to be made if the person holds a ..."

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