The new instrument "specifies the investments permitted for certain streams for Subclass 188 (Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional)) visa and Subclass 888 (Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent)) visa under Australia’s Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP)"
"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..."
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"
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...
The new instrument significantly increases the fees for applications to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for the review of decisions relating to non-protection visas
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
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"
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"
"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"
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.