LIN 19/035: INAS 2019 Global Games

The Migration (LIN 19/035: Class of Persons and Specified Events for Class GG visa and Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa) Instrument 2019 specifies the International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sports (INAS) 2019 Global Games as an Australian endorsed event for the purposes of a Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa application

The Migration (LIN 19/035: Class of Persons and Specified Events for Class GG visa and Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa) Instrument 2019 commences on 5 April 2019 and its explanatory statement includes the following passages (emphasis added):

3. The instrument operates to:

(a)           specify, for the purposes of paragraph 1237(2)(a)(i) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, a class of persons for whom the visa application charge (VAC) amount is nil for a Temporary Activity (Class GG) visa, being an accredited participant of the INAS 2019 Global Games;

(b)           specify, for the purposes of paragraph 408.229(b) of Schedule 2 to the Regulations, an event that is an Australian Government endorsed event for the purposes of a Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa (Subclass 408 visa), being the INAS 2019 Global Games; and

(c)           specify for the purposes of paragraph 408.229(c) of Schedule 2 to the Regulations, classes of persons in relation to the events specified for paragraph 408.229(b), being an accredited participant in the INAS 2019 Global Games.

4. The purpose of instrument IMMI 19/035 is to clarify the definition of ‘accredited participant of the INAS 2019 Global Games’ as a person who has been accredited by the Global Games Sports Company to participate in the event and who is:

(a)           endorsed in writing by the INAS 2019 Global Games organising committee as a participant and be performing an agreed role in the event; and

(b)          an INAS 2019 Global Games participating nation team member including competitors; team managers; coaches and trainers; team officials; medical staff and support staff; or

(c)           an international technical delegate or an event official including INAS Governing Board, Anti-Doping, Classification, Paralympic and International Federation Technical delegates.  


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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 sergio@targetmigration.com.au