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Migration (LIN 20/122: COVID-19 Pandemic event for Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa and visa application charge for Temporary Activity (Class GG) visa) Instrument 2020

Part 1—Preliminary

1  Name

(1)          This instrument is Migration (LIN 20/122: COVID-19 Pandemic event for Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa and visa application charge for Temporary Activity (Class GG) visa) Instrument 2020.

(2)          This instrument may be cited as LIN 20/122.

2  Commencement

This instrument commences on the day after signature.

3  Authority

This instrument is made under the following provisions of the Regulations:

(a)     paragraph 408.229(b) of Schedule 2;

(b)     paragraph 408.229(c) of Schedule 2;

(c)     subregulation 2.07(5).

4  Definitions

In this instrument:

Note:          The expressions temporary visa and visa application charge are defined in subsection 5(1) of the Migration Act 1958.

COVID-19 pandemic means the pandemic declared by the World Health Organization on 11 March 2020, caused by the coronavirus COVID-19.

Regulations means the Migration Regulations 1994.

 

Part 2—Event, class of persons and visa application charge

5  Event

For paragraph 408.229(b) of Schedule 2 to the Regulations, the COVID-19 pandemic is specified.

6  Class of persons

For paragraph 408.229(c) of Schedule 2 to the Regulations, an applicant for a Subclass 408 visa is in a class of persons in relation to the event specified in section 5 if, at the time of application, the applicant is:

(a)          in Australia; and

(b)          unable to depart Australia as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and

(c)          either:

                                                       (i)              the holder of a temporary visa that is 28 days or less from ceasing to be in effect; or

                                                     (ii)              was the holder of a temporary visa that ceased to be in effect not more than 28 days before the application for a Subclass 408 visa is made; and

(d)          unable to make a valid application, or meet the Schedule 2 criteria, for:

                                                       (i)              a visa of the same Subclass as the visa mentioned in paragraph (c); or

                                                     (ii)              a temporary visa of any other Subclass other than a Subclass 408 visa.

7  Visa application charge

The class of persons in section 6 is specified for the purposes of subparagraph 1237(2)(a)(i) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations.

Note:          Subparagraph 1237(2)(a)(i) provides that the first instalment amount of the visa application charge is nil for a person in a class of persons specified in a legislative instrument made for the purposes of that subparagraph.

For details please visit:

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2020L00409

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