LIN 18/215: classes of persons for nil VAC: subclass 408

Migration (LIN 18/215: Class of Persons eligible for a nil visa application charge for Class GG visa and Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa) Instrument 2018

The new LIN 18/215 was introduced on 18 December 2018 and will commence on 19 December 2018. It repeals IMMI 18/030 and its explanatory statement includes the following passages:

4. The instrument operates to specify, for the purposes of subparagraph 1237(2)(a)(i) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, a class of persons for whom the visa application charge amount is nil for a Temporary Activity (Class GG) visa.  Applicants who are participants of the Arafura Games applying under the invited participant in an event stream of the Subclass 408 visa, have been included in this instrument.  References to the events ASEAN Australia Special Summit 2018 and the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 that were contained in IMMI 18/030, have been removed as the events specified in that instrument have now concluded. The Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra has also been removed from IMMI 18/030 as it is now registered as a Charity by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and therefore already meets subparagraph 6(3)(a)(i) of the instrument.


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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at

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