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Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997

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Act No. 26 of 1997 as made
An Act to impose a charge in respect of applications for visas
Administered by: Home Affairs
Originating Bill: Migration (Visa Application) Charge Bill 1996 [1997]
Date of Assent 10 Apr 1997

 

 

 

 

Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997

 

No. 26, 1997

 

 

 

 

An Act to impose a charge in respect of applications for visas

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................

2............ Commencement..................................................................................

3............ Act to extend to certain territories......................................................

4............ Imposition of visa application charge.................................................

5............ The visa application charge limit........................................................

 


Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997

No. 26, 1997

 

 

 

An Act to impose a charge in respect of applications for visas

[Assented to 10 April 1997]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

 1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997.

2  Commencement

             (1)  This Act commences on a day to be fixed by Proclamation.

             (2)  If this Act does not commence under subsection (1) within 6 months beginning on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent, it commences on the first day after the end of that period.

3  Act to extend to certain territories

             (1)  This Act extends to the territories to which the Migration Act 1958 extends.

             (2)  Visa application charge is payable in relation to a visa application whether the application is made inside Australia or outside Australia.

4  Imposition of visa application charge

                   Visa application charge payable under section 45A of the Migration Act 1958 is imposed.

5  The visa application charge limit

             (1)  The charge limit in relation to a visa application made during the financial year beginning on 1 July 1996 is $12,500.

             (2)  The charge limit for a later financial year is calculated by multiplying the charge limit for the financial year before the later year by the greater of 1.0 or the indexation factor worked out using the following formula:

where:

CPI quarter means a period of 3 months ending on 31 March, 30 June, 30 September or 31 December.

index number means the All Groups Consumer Price Index number (being the weighted average of the 8 capital cities) published by the Australian Statistician.

             (3)  The indexation factor is to be calculated to 3 decimal places, but increased by .001 if the 4th decimal place is more than 4.

             (4)  Calculations under subsection (2):

                     (a)  are to be made using only the index numbers published in terms of their most recently published reference base for the Consumer Price Index; and

                     (b)  are to disregard indexation numbers that are published in substitution for previously published index numbers (where the substituted numbers are published to take account of changes in the reference base).

             (5)  If an amount worked out under the formula in subsection (2) is not a multiple of $5, the amount is to be rounded as follows:

                     (a)  if the amount exceeds the nearest lower multiple of $5 by $2.50 or more—round the amount up to the nearest higher multiple of $5;

                     (b)  in any other case—round the amount down to the nearest lower multiple of $5.

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 16 October 1996

Senate on 5 February 1997]

 

 

 

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