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Migration Regulations

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SR 1994 No. 268 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Administered by: Home Affairs
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 38A
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR23-Aug-1994
Tabled Senate23-Aug-1994
Gazetted 28 Jul 1994
Table of contents.

Migration Regulations 1994 No. 2681

Contents

 

Migration Regulations 1994 No. 268                                                            54

Part 1-Preliminary

Division 1.1-Introductory

                    1.01  Citation                                                                           54

                    1.02  Commencement                                                               54

Division 1.2-Interpretation

                    1.03  Interpretation                                                                   54

                    1.04  Adoption                                                                         63

                    1.05  Balance of family test                                                      64

                    1.06  References to classes of visas                                         64

                    1.07  References to subclasses of visas                                   65

                    1.08  Compelling need to work                                                  65

                    1.09  Criminal detention                                                            65

                    1.10  Labour market requirements                                             65

                    1.11  Main business                                                                 66

                    1.12  Member of the family unit                                                 66

                    1.13  Nominator                                                                       66

                    1.14  Orphan relative                                                                67

                    1.15  Remaining relative                                                            67

Division 1.3-Administration

                    1.16  Delegation                                                                       68

                    1.17  Specification of matters by Gazette Notice                       68

                    1.18  Approved forms                                                              68

                    1.19  Occupations Requiring English List                                   68

Division 1.4-Sponsorship

                    1.20  Sponsorship                                                                    68

PART 2-VISAS

Division 2.1-Classes, criteria, conditions etc.

                    2.01  Classes of visas (Act, s. 31)                                             69

                    2.02  Subclasses                                                                     69

                    2.03  Criteria applicable to classes of visas                               69

                    2.04  Circumstances in which a visa may be granted (Act, s. 40) 70

                    2.05  Conditions applicable to visas                                          70

                    2.06  Non-citizens who do not require visas to travel to Australia 71

Division 2.2-Applications

                    2.07  Application for visa-general                                              71

                    2.08  Application by newborn child                                            71

                    2.09  Application taken to have been validly made (Act, s. 46 (2)) 72

                    2.10  Where application must be made                                      72

                    2.11  Special provision for certain applications refused outside Australia     72

                    2.12  Certain non-citizens whose applications refused in Australia (Act, s. 48)           73

Division 2.3-Communication between applicant and Minister

                    2.13  Communication with Minister                                            74

                    2.14  Where written communication must be sent                       74

                    2.15  Response to invitation to give information or comments-prescribed periods    75

                    2.16  Notification of decision on visa application                       76

Division 2.4-Evidence Of Visas

                    2.17  Ways of giving evidence of a visa                                    76

                    2.18  Re-evidencing of resident return visas                               77

                    2.19  Evidence of visa need not be given in certain cases          78

Division 2.5-Bridging Visas

                    2.20  Eligible non-citizen (Act, s. 72)                                          78

                    2.21  Most beneficial bridging visas (Act, s. 68 (4) (b) (ii))          79

                    2.22  Invalid application for substantive visa                              79

                    2.23  Further application for bridging visa (Act, s. 74)                80

                    2.24  Eligible non-citizen in immigration detention (Act, s. 75)     80

                    2.25  Grant of bridging visa E without application                      80

Division 2.6-Prescribed qualifications-application of points system

                    2.26  Prescribed qualifications and prescribed number of points 80

                      .27  Qualification-eligibility of spouse                                      83

                    2.28  Notice of putting application aside                                   83

                    2.29  Interpretation-Schedule 7                                                  83

Division 2.7-Assurances of support

Subdivision 2.7.1-Assurances of support given in relation to applications lodged before 20 December 1991

                    2.30  Interpretation                                                                   84

                    2.31  Form of certain assurances of support                             84

                    2.32  Duration of assurances of support                                   84

                    2.33  Effect of assurance of support                                        85

                    2.34  Earlier liabilities not affected                                            85

Subdivision 2.7.2-Assurances of support given in relation to applications lodged after 19 December 1991

                    2.35  Interpretation                                                                   85

                    2.36  Form and duration of assurance of support                      85

                    2.37  Persons in respect of whom assurance of support may be given        86

                    2.38  Liability of person giving assurance of support                 86

                    2.39  Bond (required assurances)                                              86

Division 2.8-Special purpose visas

                    2.40  Persons having a prescribed status-special purpose visas (Act, s. 33 (2) (a))   87

Division 2.9-Visa cancellation

Subdivision 2.9.1-Cancellation under Subdivision C of Division 3 of Part 2 of the Act

                    2.41  Whether to cancel visa-incorrect information or bogus document (Act, s. 109(1) (c))     89

                    2.42  Notice of decision to cancel visa under s. 109                   90

Subdivision 2.9.2-Cancellation generally

                    2.43  Grounds for cancellation of visa (Act, s. 116)                    90

                    2.44  Invitation to comment-response                                        90

                    2.45  Notification of decision (Act, s. 127)                                 91

                    2.46  Time to respond to notice of cancellation (Act, s. 129 (1) (c)) 91

                    2.47  Notice of cancellation (Act, s. 129)                                   91

                    2.48  Revocation of cancellation (Act, s. 131 (2))                       91

                    2.49  Notice of decision whether to revoke cancellation (Act, s. 132)            91

PART 3-IMMIGRATION CLEARANCE AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

Division 3.1-Information to be given by arriving persons

                    3.01  Provision of information (general requirement)                   92

                    3.02  Passenger card                                                               93

                    3.03  Evidence of identity of arriving person etc. (Act, s. 166)    93

                    3.04  Place and time for giving evidence (Act, s. 167)                94

                    3.05  Allowed inhabitants of the Protected Zone (Act, s. 168 (2)) 94

                    3.06  Persons not required to comply with s. 166 of the Act (Act, s. 168 (3)) 95

                    3.07  Persons taken not to leave Australia (Act, s. 80 (c))           95

                    3.08  Offence-failure to complete a passenger card                   95

                    3.09  Evidence of identity-domestic travel on overseas vessels  95

                    3.10  Use of information                                                           96

                    3.11  Production of deportee or removee                                  97

                    3.12  Offences by master of vessel                                          97

Division 3.2-Information about passengers and crew on overseas vessels

                    3.13  Interpretation:                                                                  97

                    3.14  Information about overseas passengers-inbound civilian vessel          97

                    3.15  Medical certificate                                                            98

                    3.16  Information about overseas passengers-outbound civilian vessel        99

                    3.17  Information about crew                                                     99

PART 4-REVIEW OF DECISIONS;

Division 4.1-Review of decisions other than decisions relating to refugee status

                   4.01. Interpretation                                                                  100

                    4.02  Application for internal review                                         100

                    4.03  Combined applications for internal review                        101

                    4.04  Internal review-prescribed fee and waiver                         101

                    4.05  Refund of fee for internal review                                     101

                    4.06  Review officer's power to give directions                        102

                    4.07  Notification of decision of review officer                         102

                    4.08  Response to invitation to give information or comments on internal review of decision-prescribed periods                                                                       103

                    4.09  IRT-reviewable decisions                                                104

                    4.10  Time for lodgement of application for review by the Tribunal 104

                    4.11  Giving the application to the Tribunal                               105

                    4.12  Combined applications for review by the Tribunal            106

                    4.13  Review by the Tribunal-prescribed fee and waiver            107

                    4.14  Refund of fee for review by Tribunal                               108

                    4.15  Tribunal's power to give directions                                  108

                    4.16  Statement about decision under review                           109

                    4.17  Time limits etc. in relation to other evidence-bridging visa decisions    109

                    4.18  Time limits etc. in relation to other evidence-decisions other than bridging visa  decisions       109

                    4.19  Summons to attend before Tribunal                                109

                    4.20  Fees for persons giving evidence                                   110

                    4.21  Number of Senior Members and of members of the Tribunal (Act, s. 394)        110

                    4.22  Prescribed allowances-section 398 of the Act                  110

                    4.23  Expedited review (close family visit visas)                       110

                    4.24  Expedited review (decision to cancel visa)                      111

                    4.25  Expedited review (certain applicants in immigration detention) 111

                    4.26  Prescribed period for making certain decisions (Act, s. 367) 111

                    4.27  Delegation by Secretary                                                 111

Division 4.2-Refugee Review Tribunal and decisions relating to protection visas

Subdivision 4.2.1-Introductory

                    4.28  Interpretation                                                                  112

Subdivision 4.2.2-Tribunal members

                    4.29  Membership                                                                   112

                    4.30  Remuneration and allowances                                         112

Subdivision 4.2.3-General

                    4.31  Applications                                                                  112

                    4.32  Notice of lodgment of application-person in immigration detention      113

                    4.33  Powers of Tribunal                                                         113

                    4.34  Statement about decision under review-number of copies 113

                    4.35  Time limit for providing evidence                                    113

                    4.36  Duties, powers and functions of officers of Tribunal        114

                    4.37  Fees and allowances for persons giving evidence           114

Division 4.3-Service of documents

                    4.38  Interpretation                                                                  114

                    4.39  Address for service                                                        114

                    4.40  Notice of decision of Tribunal                                         115

                    4.41  Service of documents                                                    115

PART 5-MISCELLANEOUS

Division 5.1-Service of documents

                    5.01  Interpretation                                                                  116

                    5.02  Service on a person in immigration detention                   116

                    5.03  Time of receipt of notice etc. that is sent                         116

Division 5.2-Procedure of commissioners and prescribed authorities

                    5.04  Power of Commissioner to send for witnesses and documents           117

                    5.05  Duty of witness to continue in attendance                       117

                    5.06  Arrest of witness failing to appear                                   117

                    5.07  Witnesses' fees                                                             117

                    5.08  Power to examine on oath or affirmation                         118

                    5.09  Offences by witnesses                                                   118

                    5.10  Statements of person not admissible in evidence against the person   118

                    5.11  Representation by counsel etc.                                       118

                    5.12  Offences in relation to Commissioners                            118

                    5.13  Protection of Commissioners, barristers and witnesses    119

                    5.14  Procedure of prescribed authorities                                119

Division 5.3-General

                    5.15  Behaviour concern non-citizen                                         119

                    5.16  Prescribed diseases-health concern non-citizen (Act, s. 5 (1))  119

                    5.17  Prescribed evidence of English language proficiency (Act, s. 5 (2) (b))            120

                    5.18  Prescribed laws relating to control of fishing (Act, s. 262 (b))  120

                    5.19  Approved appointments (employer nomination)               121

Division 5.4-Prescribed penalties

                    5.20  Prescribed penalties (Act, ss. 137, 229 and 230)              122

Division 5.5-Infringement notices

                    5.21  Interpretation                                                                  122

                    5.22  When can an infringement notice be served?                   122

                    5.23  What must an infringement notice contain?                      122

                    5.24  Can the time for payment be extended?                          123

                    5.25  What happens if the prescribed penalty is paid?              123

                    5.26  Can an infringement notice be withdrawn?                       123

                    5.27  Refund of prescribed penalty if notice withdrawn             124

                    5.28  Evidence                                                                       124

                    5.29  Can there be more than one infringement notice for the same offence?            124

                    5.30  What if payment is made by cheque?                              124

                    5.31  Infringement notice not compulsory                                124

Division 5.6-Miscellaneous

                    5.32  Search warrants (Act, ss. 223 (14) and 251 (4))                 125

                    5.33  Document for purposes of s.274 (3) (a) of Act                125

                    5.34  Offences                                                                       125

                    5.35  Medical treatment of persons in detention under the Act  125

Division 5.7-Fees

                    5.36  Payment of fees in foreign currencies                             126

                    5.37  Employer nomination fee                                                126

                    5.38  Sponsorship fee                                                            126

                    5.39  Refund of fees                                                              127

                    5.40  Fee for assessment of a person's work qualifications and experience 127

Schedule 1                                                             Regulations 2.02 and 2.05              128

CLASSES OF VISAS                                                                                        128

Part 1-Permanent Visas

PART 2-TEMPORARY VISAS (OTHER THAN BRIDGING VISAS)

Part 3-Bridging Visas

SCHEDULE 2                                                                                                    151

                  010.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          151

                  010.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       151

                010.21  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of application              151

                010.22  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of decision                  152

                  010.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          152

                  010.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   152

010.5 WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                                                152

                  010.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 153

                  010.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          153

SUBCLASS 020-BRIDGING VISA B                                                             153

INTERPRETATION    153

                  020.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       153

                020.22  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of decision                  154

                  020.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          154

                  020.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   154

                  020.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             154

                  020.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 155

                  020.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          155

SUBCLASS 030-BRIDGING VISA C

030.1 INTERPRETATION                                                                             155

030.2 PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                                          155

                030.22  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of decision                  156

                  030.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          156

                  030.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   156

                  030.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             156

                  030.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 157

                  030.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          157

SUBCLASS 040-BRIDGING VISA (PROSPECTIVE APPLICANT)

040.1 INTERPRETATION                                                                             157

                  040.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       157

                040.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       158

                  040.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          158

                  040.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   158

                040.51  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             158

                  040.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 158

                  040.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          158

SUBCLASS 041-BRIDGING VISA (NON-APPLICANT)

                  041.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          158

                  041.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       159

                041.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    159

                041.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       159

                  041.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          159

                  041.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   159

                041.51  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             159

                  041.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 159

                  041.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          159

SUBCLASS 042-BRIDGING VISA (PROSPECTIVE PROTECTION VISA APPLICANT)

                  042.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          159

042.2 PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                                          159

                042.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    159

                042.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       160

                  042.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          160

                  042.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   160

                042.51  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             160

                  042.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 160

042.7 WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                                             160

SUBCLASS 050-BRIDGING VISA E

                  050.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          160

                  050.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       160

                050.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    160

                050.22  Criteria to be met at the time of decision                         162

                  050.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          162

                  050.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   162

                  050.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             162

                  050.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 164

                  050.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          164

SUBCLASS 100-SPOUSE

                  100.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          164

                  100.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       165

                100.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    165

                100.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       166

                  100.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 166

                100.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    166

                100.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       167

                  100.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   167

                  100.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             167

                  100.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 167

                  100.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          167

SUBCLASS 101-CHILD

                  101.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          167

                  101.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       168

                101.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    168

                101.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       168

                  101.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 169

                101.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       169

                  101.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   170

                  101.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             170

                  101.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 170

                  101.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          170

SUBCLASS 102-ADOPTION

                  102.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          170

                  102.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       170

                102.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    170

                102.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       171

102.3 SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                                    172

                102.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    172

                102.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       172

                  102.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   173

                  102.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             173

                  102.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 173

                  102.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          173

SUBCLASS 103-PARENT

                  103.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          173

                  103.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       173

                103.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    173

                103.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       174

                  103.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 175

                103.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    175

                103.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       175

                  103.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   176

                  103.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             176

                  103.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 176

                  103.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          176

SUBCLASS 104-PREFERENTIAL FAMILY

                  104.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          176

                  104.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       176

                104.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    176

                104.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       177

                  104.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 178

                104.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    178

                104.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       178

                  104.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   179

                  104.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             179

                  104.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 179

                  104.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          179

SUBCLASS 105-CONCESSIONAL FAMILY

                  105.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          179

                  105.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       180

                105.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    180

                105.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       180

                  105.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 181

                105.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    181

                105.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       182

                  105.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   182

                  105.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             182

                  105.6     CONDITIONS                                                               182

                  105.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          182

SUBCLASS 120-LABOUR AGREEMENT

                  120.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          182

                  120.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       183

                120.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    183

                120.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       183

                  120.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 184

                120.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    184

                120.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       184

                  120.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   184

                  120.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             184

                  120.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 184

                  120.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          184

SUBCLASS 121-EMPLOYER NOMINATION

                  121.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          185

                  121.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       185

                121.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    185

                121.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       185

                  121.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 186

                121.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    186

                121.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       187

                  121.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   187

                  121.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             187

                  121.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 187

                  121.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          187

SUBCLASS 124-DISTINGUISHED TALENT (AUSTRALIAN SUPPORT)

                  124.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          187

                  124.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       188

                124.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    188

                124.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       188

                  124.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 189

                124.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    189

                  124.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   189

                  124.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             189

                  124.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 189

                  124.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          190

SUBCLASS 125-DISTINGUISHED TALENT AND SPECIAL SERVICE (INDEPENDENT)

                  125.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          190

                  125.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       190

                125.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    190

                125.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       190

125.3

                125.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    191

                125.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       191

                  125.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   191

                  125.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             192

                  125.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 192

                  125.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          192

SUBCLASS 126-INDEPENDENT

                  126.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          192

                  126.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       192

                126.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    192

                126.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       192

                  126.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 193

                126.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    193

                126.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       193

                  126.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   194

                  126.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             194

                  126.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 194

                  126.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          194

SUBCLASS 127-BUSINESS OWNER

                  127.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          194

                  127.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       194

                127.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    195

                127.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       195

                  127.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 196

                127.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    197

                127.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       197

                  127.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   197

                  127.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             197

                  127.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 197

                  127.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          197

SUBCLASS 128-SENIOR EXECUTIVE

                  128.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          197

                  128.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       198

                128.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                  198

                128.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       198

                  128.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 199

                128.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    199

                  128.3  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       200

                  128.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   200

                  128.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             200

                  128.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 200

                  128.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          200

SUBCLASS 129-STATE/TERRITORY SPONSORED BUSINESS OWNER      200

                  129.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          200

                  129.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       200

                129.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    200

                129.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       201

                  129.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 203

                129.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    203

                129.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       203

                  129.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   203

                  129.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             203

                  129.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 203

                  129.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          203

SUBCLASS 130-STATE/TERRITORY SPONSORED SENIOR EXECUTIVE     204

                  130.1  INTERPRETATION                                                        204

                  130.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       204

                130.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    204

                130.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       205

                  130.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 206

                130.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    206

                130.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       206

                  130.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   206

                  130.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             207

                  130.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 207

                  130.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          207

SUBCLASS 150-FORMER CITIZEN                                                             207

                  150.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          207

                  150.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       207

                150.21  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of application              207

                150.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       207

                  150.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 208

                150.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    208

                150.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision.                      208

                  150.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   209

                  150.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             209

                  150.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 209

150.7 WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                                             209

SUBCLASS 151-FORMER RESIDENT                                                         209

                  151.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          209

                  151.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       209

                151.21  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of application              209

                151.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       209

                  151.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 210

                151.31  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of application              210

                151.32  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of decision                  210

                  151.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO THE GRANT            211

                  151.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             211

                  151.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 211

                  151.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          211

SUBCLASS 152-FAMILY OF NEW ZEALAND CITIZEN                                 211

                  152.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          211

                  152.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       211

                152.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    211

                152.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       211

                  152.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 212

                152.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    212

                152.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       212

                  152.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   213

                  152.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             213

                  152.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 213

                  152.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          213

SUBCLASS 155-FIVE YEAR RETURN                                                         213

                  155.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          213

                  155.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       213

                155.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    213

                155.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       214

                  155.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          214

                  155.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   214

                  155.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             215

                  155.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                         215

                  155.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          215

         SUBCLASS     156-ONE YEAR RETURN                                             215

                  156.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          215

                  156.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       215

                156.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    215

                156.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       215

156.3 SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                                             215

                  156.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   215

                  156.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             216

                  156.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                           216

                  156.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          216

SUBCLASS 157-THREE MONTH RETURN                                                   216

                  157.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          216

                  157.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       216

                157.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    216

                157.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       216

                  157.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          216

                  157.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   217

                  157.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             217

                  157.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                          217

                  157.7  EVIDENCE OF GRANT                                                   217

         SUBCLASS     159-RESIDENT RETURN                                              217

                  159.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          217

                  159.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       217

                159.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    217

                159.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       217

                  159.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          217

                  159.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   218

                  159.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             218

                  159.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 218

                  159.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          218

         SUBCLASS     200-REFUGEE                                                            218

                  200.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          218

                  200.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       218

                200.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    218

                200.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       218

                  200.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 219

                200.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    219

                200.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       219

                  200.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   220

                  200.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             220

                  200.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 220

                  200.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          220

  SUBCLASS 201     IN-COUNTRY SPECIAL HUMANITARIAN                       220

                  201.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          220

                  201.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       220

                201.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    220

                201.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       220

                  201.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 221

                201.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    221

                201.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       221

                  201.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   222

                  201.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             222

                  201.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 222

                  201.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          222

  SUBCLASS 202     GLOBAL SPECIAL HUMANITARIAN                              222

                  202.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          222

                  202.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       222

                202.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    222

                202.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       222

                  202.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 224

                202.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    224

                202.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       224

                  202.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                 224

202.5 WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                                                224

                  202.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 224

                  202.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          224

  SUBCLASS 203     EMERGENCY RESCUE                                               224

                  203.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          224

                  203.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       225

                203.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    225

                203.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       225

                  203.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 226

                203.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    226

                203.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       226

                  203.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   226

203.5 WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                                                226

                  203.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 226

                  203.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          227

  SUBCLASS 204     WOMAN AT RISK                                                        227

                  204.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          227

                  204.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       227

                204.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    227

204.22 Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                                         227

                  204.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 228

                204.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    228

                204.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       228

                  204.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   228

204.5 WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                                                229

204.6 CONDITIONS  229

                  204.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          229

SUBCLASS 205-CAMP CLEARANCE                                                          229

                  205.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          229

                  205.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       229

                205.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    229

                205.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       229

                  205.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 230

                205.31  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of application              230

                205.32  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of decision                  230

                  205.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   230

                  205.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             231

                  205.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 231

                  205.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          231

  SUBCLASS 208     -EAST TIMORESE IN PORTUGAL                                 231

                  208.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          231

                  208.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       232

                208.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    232

                208.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       233

208.3 SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                                    233

                208.31  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of application              233

                208.32  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of decision                  234

                  208.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   234

                  208.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             234

                  208.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 234

                  208.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          234

SUBCLASS 209-CITIZENS OF THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA (DISPLACED PERSONS)     234

                  209.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          234

                  209.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       235

                209.21  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of application              235

                209.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       236

                  209.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 237

                209.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    237

209.32 Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                                         237

                  209.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   237

                  209.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             238

                  209.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 238

                  209.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          238

SUBCLASS 210-MINORITIES OF FORMER USSR                                        238

                  210.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          238

                  210.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       239

                210.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    239

                210.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       240

                  210.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 240

                210.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    240

                210.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       241

                  210.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   241

                  210.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             241

                  210.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 241

                  210.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          241

SUBCLASS 211-BURMESE IN BURMA                                                       241

                  211.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          241

                  211.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       242

                211.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application.                   242

                211.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       243

                  211.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 244

                211.31  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of application              244

                211.32  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of decision                  244

                  211.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   244

211.5 WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                                                244

                  211.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 245

                  211.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          245

SUBCLASS 212-SUDANESE                                                                      245

                  212.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          245

                  212.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       246

                212.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    246

                212.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       246

                  212.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 247

                212.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    247

                212.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       247

                  212.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   247

                  212.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             248

                  212.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 248

                  212.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          248

SUBCLASS 213-BURMESE IN THAILAND                                                   248

                  213.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          248

                  213.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       248

                213.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    248

                213.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       249

213.3 SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                                    249

                213.31  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of application              249

                213.32  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of decision                  250

                  213.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   250

                  213.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             250

                  213.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 250

                  213.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          250

SUBCLASS 214-CAMBODIAN                                                                     250

                  214.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          250

                  214.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       251

                214.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    251

                214.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       252

                  214.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 253

                214.31  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of application              253

                214.32  Criteria to be satisfied at the time of decision                  253

                  214.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   254

                  214.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             254

                  214.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 254

                  214.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          254

SUBCLASS 300-PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE                                               254

                  300.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          254

                  300.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       254

                300.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    254

                300.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       255

                  300.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 256

                300.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    256

                300.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       256

                  300.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   256

                  300.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             256

                  300.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 256

                  300.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          257

SUBCLASS 302-EMERGENCY (PERMANENT VISA APPLICANT)                 257

                  302.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          257

302.2 PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                                          257

302.21 Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                                     257

302.22 Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                                         257

                  302.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 258

                302.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    258

                302.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       258

                  302.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   258

                  302.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             258

                  302.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 258

                  302.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          259

SUBCLASS 303-EMERGENCY                                                                   259

                  303.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          259

                  303.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       259

                303.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    259

                303.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       259

                  303.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 260

                303.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    260

                303.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               260

                  303.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   261

                  303.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             261

                  303.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 261

                  303.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          261

SUBCLASS 305-INTERDEPENDENCY                                                        261

                  305.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          261

                  305.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       261

                305.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    261

                305.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       262

                  305.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 262

                305.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    262

                305.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       263

                  305.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   263

305.5 WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                                                263

                  305.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 263

305.7 WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                                             263

SUBCLASS 410-RETIREMENT                                                                    263

                  410.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          263

                  410.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       263

                410.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    263

                410.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       264

                  410.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 265

                410.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    265

                410.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               265

                  410.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   266

                  410.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             266

                  410.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 266

                  410.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          266

SUBCLASS 411-EXCHANGE                                                                      266

                  411.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          266

                  411.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       266

                411.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    266

                411.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       267

                  411.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 268

                411.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    268

                411.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               268

                  411.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   269

                  411.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             269

                  411.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 269

                  411.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          269

SUBCLASS 412-INDEPENDENT EXECUTIVE                                              269

                  412.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          269

                  412.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       269

                412.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    269

                412.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       270

                  412.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 271

                412.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    271

                412.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               271

                  412.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   271

                  412.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             272

                  412.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 272

                  412.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          272

SUBCLASS 413-EXECUTIVE                                                                      272

                  413.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          272

                  413.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       272

                413.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    272

                413.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       273

                  413.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 274

                413.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    274

                413.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               275

                  413.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   275

                  413.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             275

                  413.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 275

                  413.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          276

SUBCLASS 414-SPECIALIST                                                                      276

                  414.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          276

                  414.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       276

                414.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    276

                414.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       276

                  414.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 278

                414.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    278

                414.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               278

414.4 CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                                      279

                  414.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             279

                  414.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 279

                  414.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          279

SUBCLASS 415-FOREIGN GOVERNMENT AGENCY                                   279

                  415.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          279

                  415.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       279

                415.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    279

                415.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       280

                  415.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 281

                415.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    281

                415.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       282

                  415.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   282

                  415.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             282

                  415.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 282

                  415.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          283

SUBCLASS 416-SPECIAL PROGRAM                                                         283

                  416.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          283

                  416.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       283

                416.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    283

                416.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       283

                  416.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 284

                416.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    284

                416.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               284

                  416.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   285

                  416.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             285

                  416.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 285

                  416.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          285

SUBCLASS 417-WORKING HOLIDAY                                                          285

                  417.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          285

                  417.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       285

                417.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       286

                  417.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 287

                  417.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   287

                  417.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             287

                  417.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 287

                  417.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          287

SUBCLASS 418-EDUCATIONAL                                                                  288

                  418.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          288

                  418.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       288

                418.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    288

                418.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       288

                  418.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 290

                418.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    290

                418.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               290

                  418.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   291

                  418.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             291

418.6 CONDITIONS  291

                  418.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          291

SUBCLASS 419-VISITING ACADEMIC                                                         291

                  419.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          291

                  419.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       291

                419.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    291

                419.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       292

                  419.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 293

                419.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    293

                419.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               293

                  419.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   293

                  419.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             293

                  419.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 294

                  419.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          294

SUBCLASS 420-ENTERTAINMENT                                                              294

420.1 INTERPRETATION                                                                             294

                  420.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       294

                420.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    294

                420.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       294

                  420.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 296

                420.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    297

                420.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               297

                  420.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   297

                  420.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             297

                  420.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 298

                  420.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          298

SUBCLASS 421-SPORT                                                                             298

                  421.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          298

                  421.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       298

                421.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       298

421.3 SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                                    301

                421.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    301

                421.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               301

                  421.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   302

                  421.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             302

                  421.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 302

                  421.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          302

SUBCLASS 422-MEDICAL PRACTITIONER                                                  302

                  422.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          302

                  422.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       302

                422.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    303

                422.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       303

                  422.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 305

                422.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    305

                422.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               305

                  422.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   305

                  422.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             306

                  422.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 306

                  422.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          306

SUBCLASS 423-MEDIA AND FILM STAFF                                                  306

                  423.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          306

                  423.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       306

                423.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    306

                423.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       307

                  423.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 308

                423.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    308

                423.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               309

                  423.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   309

                  423.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             309

                  423.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 309

                  423.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          309

SUBCLASS 424-PUBLIC LECTURER                                                           309

                  424.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          309

                  424.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       310

                424.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    310

                424.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       310

                  424.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 311

                424.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    311

                424.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               312

                  424.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   312

                  424.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             312

                  424.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 312

                  424.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          312

SUBCLASS 425-FAMILY RELATIONSHIP                                                    313

                  425.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          313

                  425.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       313

                425.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    313

                425.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       313

                  425.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 314

                425.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    314

                425.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               314

                  425.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   315

                  425.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             315

                  425.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 315

                  425.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          315

SUBCLASS 426-DOMESTIC WORKER (TEMPORARY)-DIPLOMATIC OR CONSULAR      315

                  426.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          315

                  426.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       315

                426.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    315

                426.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       316

                  426.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 317

                426.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    317

                426.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       317

                  426.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   317

                  426.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             318

                  426.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 318

                  426.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          318

SUBCLASS 427-DOMESTIC WORKER (TEMPORARY)-EXECUTIVE             318

                  427.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          318

                  427.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       318

                427.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    318

                427.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       319

                  427.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 320

                427.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    320

                427.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               320

                  427.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   321

                  427.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             321

                  427.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 321

                  427.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          321

SUBCLASS 428-RELIGIOUS WORKER                                                        321

                  428.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          321

                  428.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       321

428.21 Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                                     321

                428.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       322

428.3 SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                                    323

                428.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    323

                428.32  Criteria to be met at time of decision                               323

                  428.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   323

                  428.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             324

                  428.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 324

                  428.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          324

SUBCLASS 430-SUPPORTED DEPENDENT                                               324

                  430.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          324

                  430.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       324

                430.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    324

                430.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       325

                  430.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 325

                430.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    325

                430.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       325

                  430.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   326

                  430.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             326

                  430.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 326

                  430.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          326

SUBCLASS 432-EXPATRIATE (TEMPORARY)                                             326

                  432.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          326

                  432.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       326

                432.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    326

                432.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       327

                  432.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 328

                432.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    328

                432.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       328

                  432.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   328

                  432.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             329

432.6 CONDITIONS  329

                  432.7  EVIDENCE OF GRANT                                                   329

SUBCLASS 435-SRI LANKAN (TEMPORARY)                                              329

                  435.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          329

                  435.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       329

                435.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    329

                435.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       329

                  435.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   330

                  435.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             330

                  435.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 330

                  435.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          330

SUBCLASS 442-OCCUPATIONAL TRAINEE                                                 330

                  442.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          330

                  442.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       330

                442.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    330

                442.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       331

                  442.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 332

                442.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    332

                442.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       332

                  442.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   333

                  442.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             333

                  442.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 333

                  442.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          333

SUBCLASS 443-CITIZENS OF FORMER YUGOSLAVIA                                333

                  443.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          333

                  443.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       333

                443.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    333

                443.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       334

                  443.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 334

                  443.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   334

                  443.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             334

                  443.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 334

                  443.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          334

SUBCLASS 444-SPECIAL CATEGORY                                                        334

                  444.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          334

                  444.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       334

                444.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    334

                  444.2  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       335

                  444.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          335

                  444.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   335

                  444.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             335

                  444.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                          335

                  444.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          335

SUBCLASS 445-DEPENDENT CHILD                                                          335

                  445.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          335

                  445.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       335

                445.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    335

445.22 Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                                         336

                  445.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          336

                  445.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   336

                  445.5  WHEN A VISA IS IN EFFECT                                          336

                  445.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                           336

                  445.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          336

SUBCLASS 446-CONFIRMATORY (TEMPORARY)                                       336

                  446.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          336

446.2 PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                                          336

                446.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    336

                446.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       337

                  446.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          337

                  446.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   337

                  446.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             337

                  446.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 337

                  446.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          337

SUBCLASS 560-STUDENT                                                                         337

                  560.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          337

                  560.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       338

                560.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    338

                560.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       340

                  560.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 343

                560.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    343

                560.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       344

                  560.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   345

                  560.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             345

                  560.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 345

                  560.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          346

SUBCLASS 562-IRANIAN POSTGRADUATE STUDENT                                347

                  562.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          347

                  562.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       347

                562.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    347

                562.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       347

                  562.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          348

                  562.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   348

                  562.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             348

                  562.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 348

                  562.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          348

SUBCLASS 563-IRANIAN POSTGRADUATE STUDENT DEPENDANT           348

                  563.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          348

                  563.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       348

                563.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    348

                563.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       349

                  563.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          349

                  563.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   349

                  563.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             350

                  563.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 350

                 563. 7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                         350

SUBCLASS 661-SPECIAL TOURIST                                                            350

                  661.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          350

                  661.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       350

                661.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    350

                661.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       350

                  661.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          351

                  661.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   351

                  661.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             351

                  661.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 351

                  661.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          351

SUBCLASS 670-TOURIST (SHORT STAY)                                                   351

                  670.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          351

                  670.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       351

                670.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    351

                670.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       352

                  670.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          353

                  670.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   353

                  670.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             353

                  670.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 354

                  670.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          354

SUBCLASS 672-BUSINESS VISITOR (SHORT STAY)                                   354

                  672.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          354

                  672.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       354

                672.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    354

                672.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       354

                  672.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          355

                  672.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   355

672.5 WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                                                355

                  672.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 356

                  672.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          356

SUBCLASS 673-CLOSE FAMILY VISITOR (SHORT STAY)                            356

                  673.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          356

                  673.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       356

                673.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    356

                673.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       357

                  673.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          358

                  673.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   358

                  673.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             358

                  673.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 359

                  673.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          359

SUBCLASS 674-VISITOR OTHER (SHORT STAY)                                        359

                  674.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          359

                  674.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       359

                674.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    359

                674.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       359

                  674.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          360

                  674.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   360

                  674.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             361

                  674.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 361

                  674.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          361

SUBCLASS 675-MEDICAL TREATMENT (SHORT STAY)                              361

                  675.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          361

                  675.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       361

                675.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    362

                675.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       363

                  675.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          364

                  675.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   364

                  675.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             364

                  675.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 365

                  675.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          365

SUBCLASS 680-TOURIST (LONG STAY)                                                     365

                  680.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          365

                  680.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       365

                680.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    365

                680.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       366

                  680.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          367

                  680.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   367

                  680.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             367

                  680.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 367

                  680.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          367

SUBCLASS 682-BUSINESS VISITOR (LONG STAY)                                     367

                  682.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          367

                  682.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       368

                682.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    368

                682.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       368

                  683.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          371

                  683.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   371

                  683.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             371

                  683.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 372

                  683.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          372

SUBCLASS 684-VISITOR OTHER (LONG STAY)                                          372

                  684.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          372

                  684.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       372

                684.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    372

                684.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       372

                  684.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          373

                  684.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   373

                  684.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             373

                  684.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 374

                  684.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          374

SUBCLASS 685-MEDICAL TREATMENT (LONG STAY)                                374

                  685.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          374

                  685.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       374

                685.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    374

                685.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       376

                  685.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          377

                  685.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   377

                  685.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             378

                  685.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 378

                  685.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          378

SUBCLASS 771-TRANSIT                                                                           378

                  771.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          378

                    771.  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       378

                771.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    378

                771.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       379

                  771.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          379

                  771.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   379

                  771.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             379

                  771.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 379

                  771.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          379

SUBCLASS 773-BORDER                                                                          379

                  773.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          379

                  773.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       379

                773.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    379

                773.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       382

                  773.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          382

                  773.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   382

                  773.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             383

                  773.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 383

                  773.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          383

SUBCLASS 800-TERRITORIAL ASYLUM                                                     383

                  800.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          383

                  800.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       383

                800.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    383

                800.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       383

                  800.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 383

                800.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    383

                800.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       384

                  800.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   384

                  800.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             384

                  800.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                          384

                  800.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          384

SUBCLASS 801-SPOUSE                                                                           384

                  801.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          384

                  801.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       384

                801.21  (No criteria to be satisfied at time of application.]            384

                801.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       384

                  801.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 386

                801.31  (No criteria to be satisfied at time of application.)            386

                801.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       386

                  801.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   387

                  801.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             387

                  801.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                           387

                  801.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          387

SUBCLASS 802-CHILD                                                                               387

                  802.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          387

                  802.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       387

                802.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    387

                802.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       388

                  802.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 388

                802.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    388

                802.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       388

                  802.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   389

                  802.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             389

                  802.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                           389

                  802.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          389

SUBCLASS 804-AGED PARENT                                                                 389

                  804.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          389

                  804.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       389

                804.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    389

                804.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       389

                  804.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 390

                804.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    390

                804.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       390

                  804.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   390

                  804.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             391

                  804.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                           391

                  804.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          391

SUBCLASS 805-SKILLED                                                                           391

                  805.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          391

                  805.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       391

                805.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    391

                805.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       393

                  805.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 394

                805.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    394

                805.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       394

                  805.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   394

                  805.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             395

                  805.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                           395

                  805.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          395

SUBCLASS 806-FAMILY                                                                             395

                  806.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          395

                  806.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       395

                806.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    395

                806.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       395

                  806.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 396

                806.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    396

                806.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       396

                  806.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   396

                  806.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             397

                  806.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                           397

                  806.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          397

SUBCLASS 808-CONFIRMATORY (RESIDENCE)                                         397

                  808.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          397

                  808.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       397

                808.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    397

                808.23  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       397

                  808.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          398

                  808.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   398

                  808.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             398

                  808.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                          398

                  808.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          398

SUBCLASS 814-INTERDEPENDENCY                                                        398

                  814.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          398

                  814.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       398

                814.21  (No criteria to be satisfied at time of application)             398

                814.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       398

                  814.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 399

                814.31  (No criteria to be satisfied at time of application)             399

                      814.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                              399

                  814.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   400

                  814.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             400

                  814.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                           400

                  814.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          400

SUBCLASS 820-SPOUSE                                                                           400

                  820.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          400

                  820.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       400

                820.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    400

                820.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       402

                  820.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 403

                  820.3  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    403

                820.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       404

                  820.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   404

                  820.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             404

                  820.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                           404

                  820.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          404

SUBCLASS 826-INTERDEPENDENCY                                                        404

                  826.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          404

826.2 PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                                          405

                826.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    405

                826.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       406

                  826.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 406

                826.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    406

                826.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       407

                  826.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   407

                  826.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             407

                  826.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                           407

                  826.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          407

SUBCLASS 831-PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE SPOUSE                                408

                  831.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          408

                  831.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       408

                831.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    408

                831.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       408

                  831.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 409

                831.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    409

                831.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       409

                  831.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   410

                  831.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             410

                  831.6  CONDITIONS: Nil                                                           410

                  831.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDE.NCE                                         410

SUBCLASS 832-CLOSE TIES                                                                     410

                  832.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          410

                  832.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       410

                832.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    410

                832.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       411

                  832.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 412

                832.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    412

                832.32  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       412

                  832.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   412

                  832.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             412

                  832.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                           412

                  832.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          412

SUBCLASS 833-CERTAIN UNLAWFUL NON-CITIZENS                                 413

                  833.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          413

                  833.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       413

                833.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    413

                833.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       413

                  833.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 413

                833.31  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    413

833.32 Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                                         413

                  833.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   414

                  833.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             414

                  833.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                           414

                  833.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          414

SUBCLASS 834-PERMANENT RESIDENT OF NORFOLK ISLAND                414

                  834.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          414

834.2 PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                                          414

                834.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    414

                834.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       414

                  834.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                          414

                  834.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   415

                  834.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             415

                  834.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                           415

                  834.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          415

SUBCLASS 866-PROTECTION (RESIDENCE)                                              415

                  866.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          415

                  866.2  PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                       415

                866.21  Criteria to be satisfied at time of application                    415

                866.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision                       415

                  866.3  SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                 416

                  866.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   416

                  866.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             416

                  866.6  CONDITIONS: Nil.                                                           416

                  866.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          416

SUBCLASS 995-DIPLOMATIC (TEMPORARY)                                             416

                  995.1  INTERPRETATION                                                          416

995.2 PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                                          416

                995.21  (No criteria to be satisfied at time of application)             416

                995.22  Criteria to be satisfied at time of decision.                      416

995.3 SECONDARY CRITERIA: Nil.                                                             416

                  995.4  CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICABLE TO GRANT                   416

                  995.5  WHEN VISA IS IN EFFECT                                             416

                  995.6  CONDITIONS                                                                 417

                  995.7  WAY OF GIVING EVIDENCE                                          417

Schedule 3                                                                             Regulation 1.03              417

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA APPLICABLE TO UNLAWFUL NON-CITIZENS AND CERTAIN BRIDGING VISA HOLDERS

Schedule 4                                                                             Regulation 1.03              418

PUBLIC INTEREST CRITERIA

Schedule 5                                                                             Regulation 1.03              421

SPECIAL RETURN CRITERIA

THE TABLE REFERRED TO IN SUBCLAUSES 5004 (2) AND 5005 (2)

Schedule 6                                                             Regulations 2.26 and 2.27              427

Part 1-Employment Qualification                                                                      427

PART 3-LANGUAGE SKILL QUALIFICATION

PART 4-RELATIONSHIP QUALIFICATION                                                     433

PART 5-CITIZENSHIP QUALIFICATION                                                        434

PART 6-SETTLEMENT OF SPONSOR QUALIFICATION                                435

PART 7-LOCATION OF SPONSOR QUALIFICATION                                     437

SCHEDULE 7                                                                                             437

PART 1-BUSINESS ATTRIBUTES                                                                437

Division 1.1-Applicant's main business or main businesses                          437

(Subclass 127 and 129 visas)                                                                      437

(Subdivision 1.1.1.‑annual turnover and employee levels                              437

Division 1.2-Business employing the applicant

Schedule 8                                                                                                       440

Schedule 9                                                                                                       443

PART 1-PERSONS TO WHOM SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS APPLY UNDER SECTION 166 OF THE ACT 443

PART 2-PERSONS NOT REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 166 OF THE ACT

PART 3-COUNTRIES WHOSE CITIZENS, WHEN TRANSIT PASSENGERS, ARE NOT REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 166 OF THE ACT                                                                               446

Schedule 10                                                                                                     446

 

 

 

 

READER'S GUIDE

 

WARNING:                                                                                                                                                          THIS GUIDE IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE REGULATIONS. IT DOES NOT HAVE THE FORCE OF LAW.

 

This is a Reader's Guide to the Migration Regulations (the Regulations) which operate from 1 September 1994. It is a Guide to the concepts behind migration legislation, the terminology used and where to find things in the new regulations.

 

This Guide comprises:

 

•           a general introduction

 

•           details of important changes made to migration law on 1 September 1994

 

•           answers to some important questions

 

•           details about the structure of the regulations

 

1         INTRODUCTION

 

Migration law establishes the legal principles which govern the lawful entry to and stay in Australia for non‑citizens. These principles are set out in the Migration Act 1958 (the Act) while the Regulations set out matters of detail, including the procedures and criteria which must be met.

 

The Commonwealth Department responsible for administering the Act and Regulations is the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs. The Department produces policy guidance in companion documents to the Act and the Regulations called the Procedures Advice Manual (PAM3) and Migration Series Instructions (MSIs). They provide detailed guidance on interpreting the Regulations. PAM3 may be purchased from the Australian Government Publishing Service bookshops, and individual MSIs from Departmental offices.

 

In almost all cases applications for a visa need to be made using the relevant approved form. There are indexes of classes and subclasses following this Guide which will assist in identifying which visas may be applied for. New application forms were introduced on 1 September 1994. It is important that these forms are used in making an application for a visa and that they are completed according to directions. Failure to complete the application form correctly may result in delays in processing an application.

 

Where an application for a visa is made overseas, applications generally need to be made to an Australian mission. The visa will be granted if the legal requirements for the grant of the visa are satisfied. The visa will allow the non-citizen to travel to, enter and remain in Australia for a prescribed period. Certain conditions may be imposed on the grant of a visa and these may relate to employment, study, or the period within which a person may travel to, enter and/or remain in Australia. Evidence of the visa is generally in the form of a visa label which is placed in the passport.

 

Upon arrival in Australia, all persons must pass through immigration clearance. This normally involves producing a completed passenger card and, in the case of non‑citizens, their passport containing evidence of their visa. Australian citizens must evidence their citizenship ‑ this is most conveniently done by producing their Australian passports.

 

Where an application is made in Australia, applications for a visa may be made at an office of the Department in Australia. For example, a person who is visiting family in Australia for a holiday and who wishes to stay for a longer period would need to apply for another visa for that further period,

 

A non‑citizen in Australia whose visa ceases becomes unlawful, and is therefore subject to detention and removal from Australia.

 

2        CHANGES

 

Overview

 

On 1 September 1994 major amendments to the Act came into effect. These amendments brought about changes to the law and policy underlying migration processes. The Regulations provide the details of those changes. Some of the more significant changes are set out below.

 

                (a)    the legal basis of entry to and stay in Australia and the status under the Act of non‑citizens has been simplified:

 

                          • the visa has replaced the entry permit and entry visa as the sole authority to travel to, enter and/or remain in Australia.

                          • non‑citizens without a visa are unlawful and must be detained.

 

               (b)    a system of bridging visas has been created to allow non‑citizens to maintain lawful status in specified circumstances:

 

            a bridging visa is a temporary visa which provides lawful status to a non‑citizen who would otherwise be unlawful, eg, during the processing of an application for a substantive visa, or while arrangements are made to leave Australia, or during other times when the non‑citizen does not have a visa and the Department considers that it is not appropriate to detain the person.

 

                (c)    a legislative basis has been provided for immigration clearance procedures.

 

               (d)    codes of procedure relating to the making of certain decisions under the Act have been established:

 

            the Act provides for codes of procedure governing decisions on applications and decisions to cancel visas. The Regulations provide the details of the codes. The codified procedures are drawn from the rules of natural justice. The codes set out the process that decision makers are required to follow in making a decision. They are designed to provide decision makers with clear guidance on how to make fair decisions. The codes also apply to decisions of a review officer.

 

Some changes in terms

 

The following terms and concepts, relevant to the law before 1 September 1994, no longer apply:

 

Entry Permit                     replaced by visa

Entry visa                         replaced by visa

Travel‑only visa               replaced by visa

Exempt Non‑citizens         replaced mainly by special category and special purpose visas

Period of grace                no longer relevant

Prohibited entrant            replaced by unlawful non‑citizen

Prohibited person            replaced by unlawful non‑citizen

Unprocessed person        replaced by unlawful non‑citizen

Properly endorsed valid  no longer relevant

entry permit/entry visa

Section 20 Notice             no longer relevant

 

Some pre‑ 1 September terms have been replaced by new terms with some changes in meaning:

 

custody                   replaced by immigration detention (which also covers non‑citizens on vessels in some cases)

 

illegal entrant         replaced by unlawful non‑citizen (a non‑citizen in Australia who does not hold a visa in effect. In practice many persons who were illegal entrants will not become unlawful non‑citizens because they will hold bridging visas)

 

deportation (of illegal entrants)        replaced by removal (a new scheme for removal of non‑citizens with no permission to be in Australia.

 

                               The term "deportation" is retained for criminal and security deportations of visa holders (as they are not unlawful non‑citizens))

 

Other important terms

 

Lawful non‑citizen: a non‑citizen in Australia who holds a visa which is in effect and which allows the non‑citizen to remain in Australia.

 

Substantive visa: this is a new term. A substantive visa is a visa (whether permanent or temporary) other than a bridging visa or criminal justice visa. A criminal justice visa is a visa only granted in relation to the administration of certain criminal justice proceedings. (This Guide does not deal with issues relevant to criminal justice visas).

 

Permanent visa: a visa which gives the visa holder permission to remain in Australia indefinitely. This permission may carry with it a permission to travel to and enter Australia. If it does, the permission to remain in Australia is subject to the requirement that the person be in Australia at the time of the grant of the visa or have entered Australia within the period allowed for travel and entry. Classes of permanent visas are set out in the Act and in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Regulations.

 

Temporary visa: a visa which is granted subject to various conditions and gives permission to remain in Australia for a limited period of time. This visa may also give permission to travel to and enter Australia during a particular period and to remain for a specified period only if entry is made within the period allowed for travel and entry. The classes of temporary visa are listed in the Act and in Parts 2 and 3 of Schedule 1 of the Regulations.

 

Transitional visa: the term transitional is used to identify applications which were made before 1 September 1994. Visas and entry permits granted before that date were converted automatically to transitional visas. Applications which were unresolved on that date will result in the grant of transitional visas if successful. The visa typically confers the same rights and is subject to the same conditions as the relevant visa or entry permit previously held or applied for.

 

Visa Class / Visa Subclass:       an application must be made for a class of visa. Classes of visa are provided for by the Act and by the Regulations. In the Regulations classes are defined in Schedule 1 and comprise one or more subclasses. A subclass contains a set of criteria prescribed in Schedule 2 in the form of a 'recipe card'. An application for a visa of a particular class thus entitles the applicant to be considered against the criteria for all the subclasses within that class. A decision to grant a visa of a class signifies that the requirements for the grant of a visa of that class have been met. Where there is more than one subclass in the class this means that the requirements of at least one subclass have been met. A decision to refuse to grant a visa of a class means that the requirements for the grant of a visa of that class have not been met.

 

Valid application for a visa:     where an application is required to be made for the grant of a visa the application must be a valid application. If it is not a valid application then the application cannot be considered. For most cases Schedule 1 sets out requirements that need to be satisfied for an application to be valid. These include the payment of the required fee and the making of the application on the approved form.

 

Migration zone: for the purpose of the Regulations, the migration zone is equated to Australia. The term "migration zone" is a technical term defined in the Act. Broadly speaking, it covers the land mass of Australia and certain offshore Territories and installations; but not the territorial sea or the airspace above Australia.

 

3        ANSWERS TO SOME QUESTIONS

 

This part of the Guide seeks to answer the following general questions that a reader may have regarding his or her personal circumstances.

 

(1)        How do I know if I am a "lawful non‑citizen"?

 

Lawful non‑citizens hold a visa which gives permission to remain in Australia. If you are unsure of your status you should seek advice from the Department. In most cases your status will be clear from the visa evidence in your passport.

 

(2)        What is a visa and when do I need one?

 

Subject to one limited exception, all non‑citizens in Australia need to hold a visa in effect that allows the holder to remain in Australia.

 

From 1 September 1994 the visa is the only form of permission for non‑citizens to travel to and enter, or to remain in Australia. The main purpose of a visa is to give visa holders legal permission to remain in Australia either temporarily or permanently. Your visa may also include permission to travel to and enter Australia. International airlines will not normally carry passengers who are not Australian or New Zealand citizens to Australia if they do not have appropriate visas, because the airlines face penalties if they do.

 

Citizens of New Zealand and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who meet certain requirements do not need visas to travel to Australia but require visas to remain in Australia.

 

(3)        What happens if my visa expires?

 

A non‑citizen in Australia whose visa ceases becomes unlawful and so is liable for detention and removal from Australia. If you become unlawful and come to the notice of the Department you will not necessarily be immediately detained-you may be able to be granted a bridging visa.

 

You should also be aware that by becoming unlawful your right to apply for or be granted a visa may be restricted.

 

(4)        Can I hold more than one visa at a time?

 

It is possible to hold more than one visa at a time provided that only one of those visas is in effect. If you hold a substantive visa and a bridging visa at the same time the bridging visa will not be in effect while your substantive visa is in effect. You cannot hold more than one substantive visa at the same time. If a new substantive visa is granted any existing substantive visa that you hold will cease. If you do not hold a substantive visa but hold more than one bridging visa only the most beneficial bridging visa will be in effect.

 

(5)        If I need a visa can I be granted it without applying for it?

 

The general rule is that a visa cannot be granted unless an application has been made, but there are exceptions to this rule. The following groups of people are taken by the Regulations to be granted a visa without having to apply for the visa:

 

•            certain persons are "taken to hold" special purpose visas for the time that they come within the scope of the Regulations. Groups covered include ship and airline crews, official guests of the Australian Government, and certain specified military personnel.

 

•            certain unlawful non‑citizens who are incapable of making a valid application for a visa (eg a child) are eligible for the grant of a Bridging E visa in limited circumstances.

 

•            a child born in Australia to a temporary visa holder is taken to have been granted the same class of visa as held by the child's parent or parents. A child born in Australia to a permanent visa holder is an Australian citizen.

 

•            non‑citizens in Australia on 1 September 1994 who had unresolved applications for an entry permit on that date hold a bridging visa from that date. This maintains the lawful status of holders during the processing of their applications.

 

•            non‑citizens in Australia on 1 September 1994 who held entry permits or entry visas on that date hold a transitional visa.

 

The Act provides that certain ex‑citizens and long time residents of Australia hold visas.

 

(6)        How do I apply for a visa?

 

If you are one of the vast majority of non‑citizens who do not come within one of the groups of people listed in question 5 above you will need to apply for a visa. In most cases you will need to apply on the approved form. New forms were introduced on 1 September and it is most important that you use the new form.

 

Some people are exempt from completing an approved form because they are deemed by the regulations to be an applicant for a visa. They include:

 

•            a child born between the time of an application and the time of decision on an application. The birth of the child is a change of circumstance which must be notified on an approved form.

 

•            in limited circumstances non‑citizens in Australia who make an invalid application for a substantive visa are taken to have applied for a Bridging D visa.

 

•            non‑citizens who were in Australia on 1 September 1994 and had unresolved applications for an entry permit on that date are taken to be applicants for a transitional visa.

 

You should be aware that if you are in Australia and do not hold a substantive visa and a decision is made to refuse to grant you a visa then restrictions do apply to your future right to make further applications for the grant of a visa. You will only be entitled to apply for a prescribed class of visa. If the decision to refuse to grant you a visa related to an application by you for a protection visa, additional limitations apply to any further protection visa application you may make.

 

(7)        Can I apply for more than one visa at a time?

 

Nothing prevents you from applying for more than one visa at a time. You will need to comply, in respect of each application, with all the requirements for the making of applications. This will usually involve you paying a separate fee for each application.

 

(8)        What will a visa application cost?

 

The fees applicable (if any) for an application for each class of visa are set out in Schedule 1. Depending upon the class of visa for which you apply, you may also need to pay an additional fee for such things as an assessment of occupational qualifications.

 

(9)        Do I need to advise the Department if I change my address?

 

You must tell the Department where you intend to live while your application is being processed. If you will be changing your address for more than 14 days you must tell the Department your new address and how long you intend to be there. A form is available for this purpose.

 

(10)      What do I do if my circumstances change?

 

You have an obligation to notify the Department in writing if any of the information that is included in or with your application form (or provided later in support of your application) changes. This obligation applies whether you are in Australia or overseas. If your application was made in Australia your obligation applies only to changes in circumstances before the visa is granted. If your application was made outside Australia the obligation to advise of changes of circumstances continues after the grant of the visa.

 

The information that you provide to the Department will be used when considering whether to grant or refuse to grant you a visa. If you fail to notify the Department of a change in your circumstances any visa that is granted to you may be cancelled before or after you have arrived in Australia.

 

(11)      How do I communicate with the Department regarding my application?

 

You are normally expected to communicate in writing.

 

The Act sets out certain procedures that must be followed for communications between the applicant and the Minister or the Department regarding an application for a visa. The Regulations provide details regarding the procedures.

 

You should note that the Department can specify times allowed for responses to requests for further information or comments and requests to attend an interview.

 

It is not an offence to fail to respond as required. However, if you fail to do so this may be to your detriment as the decision maker will not have the benefit of the additional information you have been asked to provide to assist in the decision making process.

 

(12)      Will I receive evidence of my visa if my application is successful?

 

The most common way in which evidence of the grant of the visa is given is by placing a visa label in your passport. In some cases no evidence of the grant of the visa is required to be given.

 

(13)     What will my visa permit me to do?

 

The visa permits the holder to travel to and enter Australia, and/or to remain in Australia. Holders of permanent visas are permitted to remain in Australia indefinitely. Holders of temporary visas are permitted to remain for the specified period. The period varies depending on the class of visa.

 

Your visa may be granted subject to certain conditions which will govern what you are entitled to do as the holder of the visa and may also require you to do certain things for your visa to remain in effect (eg. travel to Australia within a certain time).

 

(14)     If I am granted a bridging visa can I remain in Australia permanently?

 

The grant of a bridging visa will not permit you to remain in Australia permanently. It will maintain your lawful status in certain situations, for example during the processing of your application for a substantive visa.

 

If you wish to remain permanently you will need to apply for and be granted a substantive visa which allows you to remain permanently.

 

(15)     Can I apply for permission to work?

 

If you held a substantive visa at the time of application for another substantive visa, the bridging visa granted to you will normally continue the permission to work conditions of the visa you held. If the visa you held did not permit work you will not be entitled under the bridging visa to engage in work.

 

If you do not have permission to work or if you only have a restricted permission to work, you may be able to apply for another bridging visa with permission to work.

 

(16)     Will my visa cease when I leave Australia?

 

Your visa may cease when you leave Australia. If you intend to return to Australia you should check before you leave Australia whether your visa will permit you to return, and the time limit for returning to Australia that applies in your case.

 

(17)     Am I required to provide information and documents to the Department when I arrive in Australia or leave Australia?

 

Subject to limited exceptions every non‑citizen who arrives in Australia must pass through immigration clearance. In most cases you will need to produce a completed passenger card and provide evidence of your status. You would normally do this by producing the passport which contains evidence of your visa.

 

A non‑citizen who reaches Australia without a visa will be required to leave Australia immediately unless he or she is eligible to apply for a limited number of classes of visa that can be applied for on arrival.

 

(18)     What happens to my visa if my passport is lost or stolen?

 

If you lose a passport this does not affect the visa granted to you. Your passport contains evidence of the grant of the visa rather than the visa itself. The visa is the permission that is given to you to travel to, enter and/or remain in Australia.

 

You should obtain a new passport from the country that issued it and present the new passport at a Departmental office for re‑evidencing of the visa. There is a fee for re‑evidencing some visas.

 

(19)      Can I appeal the decision to refuse to grant a visa or to cancel a visa?

 

Yes in most cases. When you are notified of a decision to refuse to grant or to cancel a visa you will also be advised as to whether you may seek a review of the decision made. Depending on the nature of the decision, any right of review you have will be to the Migration Internal Review Office, the Immigration Review Tribunal, the Refugee Review Tribunal or the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The review in each case will be a review of the merits of the decision.

 

If this review is unsuccessful it is possible to seek review of that decision by the Federal Court. Part 8 of the Act is relevant for this purpose. The review by the Court is not a review of the merits of the decision. It is a review of the lawfulness of the decision making process.

 

4      THE STRUCTURE OF THE REGULATIONS

 

This part of the Guide provides a brief explanation of the structure of the Regulations. The Regulations are divided into five parts and ten schedules. If you want information regarding your eligibility for the grant of a visa you will find that Schedules 1 and 2 provide the most useful starting point.

 

A brief description of each Part and Schedule follows:

 

Part 1 ‑ Preliminary

 

This contains an extensive list of interpretation provisions. These are words and phrases which are given a specific meaning by the Regulations. Wherever these appear within the Regulations they have that meaning ‑ unless in any particular regulation or groups of regulations another meaning is specifically given to the word or phrase. To understand the Regulations you must keep these meanings in mind.

 

Also included in this Part are provisions relating to the administration of the Regulations. The relevant regulations authorise the delegation of powers vested in the Minister and the Secretary, allow for the approval of forms and allow for specification of matters by Gazette Notice.

 

Part 2 ‑ Visas

 

This Part contains provisions which deal with the relationship between classes and subclasses. In particular this Part covers Classes of visas, and Criteria and Conditions [Division 2.1], Applications [Division 2.2], Communications between the applicant and the Minister [Division 2.3], Evidence of visas [Division 2.4], Bridging visas [Division 2.5], Prescribed qualifications ‑ the application of the Points Test [Division 2.6], Assurances of Support [Division 2.7], Special Purpose Visas [Division 2.8] and Visa Cancellation [Division 2.9].

 

Part 3 ‑ Immigration clearance and collection of information

 

This Part is not about visas. It sets out the information and documentation that must be provided by:

 

•           persons arriving in and leaving Australia;

 

•           persons undertaking domestic travel on an overseas vessel; and

 

•           the master of a vessel regarding passengers and crew.

 

Part 4 ‑ Review of Decisions

 

Most decisions concerning the grant, refusal or cancellation of a visa in Australia are reviewable by the Migration Internal Review Office, the Immigration Review Tribunal, the Refugee Review Tribunal or the Administrative Appeals Tribunal [Parts 5‑8 of the Act and Part 4 of the Regulations refers]. The letter that notifies you of such a decision will contain details of your review rights, if any, including the name of the review authority and the time limit for making a review application. It is important that you act promptly because there are strict time limits for making review applications.

 

Part 5 ‑ Miscellaneous

 

Part 5 of the Regulations contains a wide variety of provisions. Some of these regulations, such as those which deal with the service of documents and with fees, are relevant to all visas.

 

Schedule 1

 

Schedule 1 sets out the various classes of visa that are prescribed in the Regulations. It is divided into three parts dealing with permanent visas, temporary visas and bridging visas. Within each part of the Schedule, the classes of visa in each of these broad categories are set out in alphabetic order. An index of the classes of visa set out in Schedule 1 is also included in the Regulations.

 

Each class of visa has a name and a unique two letter alphabetic code. This code is used for administrative purposes only.

 

Schedule 1 prescribes the approved form on which an application for each class must be made, the applicable fee (if any) and other requirements regarding when an application can be combined, and where the application must be made and where the applicant must be at the time of application. Each subclass has a 3-digit subclass number. For example, subclass 124 is the Distinguished Talent (Australian Support) subclass.

 

Schedule 2

 

This Schedule is divided into the various subclasses that are prescribed in Schedule 1. Each subclass is identified by a unique 3‑digit numeric code (eg 124) and a descriptive label. The subclasses appear in numeric order.

 

All the subclasses in Schedule 2 are organised in a standard way ("xxx" represents the 3‑digit numeric code for the subclass (eg 124.1, 124.2, and so on)).

 

•             xxx.1 Interpretation. This includes any words that have a special meaning that is limited to the subclass. General words and phrases are in Part 1.

 

•             xxx.2 Primary criteria. These criteria apply to an applicant for a visa. Each applicant needs to satisfy the primary criteria unless they are a member of the family unit of a person who satisfies the primary criteria. Depending on the subclass, there may be some criteria that must be satisfied at the time of application and other criteria that must be satisfied at the time of decision.

 

                        Criteria are either spelled out in full or are listed as 4‑digit code numbers that start with 3, 4 or 5 (eg 3002, 4006, 5009). The text for such criteria are then set out in full in other schedules. The first digit indicates where the criteria is to be found eg; 3002 is in Schedule 3.

 

•             xxx.3 Secondary criteria. These criteria must be satisfied by applicants who are the members of the family unit of a person who satisfies the primary criteria. The term 'member of the family unit' is defined in regulation 1.12 in Part 1 of the Regulations. Depending on the subclass, there may be some secondary criteria that must be satisfied at the time of application and other criteria that must be satisfied at the time of decision. Criteria are either spelled out in full or are listed by code number in the same way as in xxx.2. Every applicant must satisfy the primary criteria if a subclass does not provide for secondary criteria.

 

•             xxx.4 Circumstances applicable to grant. This will list any special circumstances that must be satisfied at the time when a visa is granted. For example, it may be a requirement that the applicant be in Australia but not be in immigration detention at the time that the visa is granted. If the circumstances set out are not satisfied the visa cannot be granted.

 

•             xxx. 5 When visa is in effect. This provides details about the period of time the visa permits a person to remain in Australia and about the period during which the holder may travel to and enter Australia.

 

•                   xxx.6 Conditions. Visas may be granted subject to conditions. Conditions are either set out in full or are listed as 4‑digit numbers that start with 8. Where a condition is listed by number this is a reference to a condition explained in Schedule 8. Some conditions must be imposed for certain subclasses, and some conditions may be imposed at the discretion of the Minister or delegate. A .condition cannot be imposed on a visa of a particular subclass if, it is not listed in the appropriate part of Schedule 2 for that subclass.

 

•             xxx.7 Way of giving evidence. This describes the way of giving evidence of the grant of a visa in relation to the subclass. This is normally by placing a visa label in the non‑citizen's passport.

 

Schedule 3 ‑ Additional Criteria

 

This Schedule sets out the complete text for the additional criteria that may be applicable to unlawful non‑citizens and certain bridging visa holders. Each criterion in Schedule 3 has a unique 4‑digit number that starts with 3. A criterion that is listed in this Schedule only applies to a subclass in Schedule 2 if its 4‑digit number appears in that subclass.

 

Schedule 4 ‑ Public Interest Criteria

 

This Schedule sets out the various prescribed public interest criteria. The criteria include matters such as the applicant's character, health, and potential to overstay, and have been set so that any non‑citizen wishing to enter Australia must meet certain general standards in accord with the national interest of the Australian community. These criteria apply whether the non­citizen wishes to enter Australia for a long or short stay. Each criterion in Schedule 4 has a unique 4‑digit number that starts with 4. A public interest criterion that is set out in this Schedule only applies to a subclass in Schedule 2 if its 4‑digit number appears in that subclass.

 

Schedule 5 ‑ Special Return Criteria

 

This Schedule sets out the additional criteria that certain persons must satisfy before they will be granted permission to travel to Australia. The criteria specifies that in certain circumstances individuals must have applied for a visa only after a set period has elapsed after leaving Australia. Each criterion in Schedule 5 has a unique 4‑digit number that starts with 5. A special return criterion that is set out in this schedule only applies to a subclass in Schedule 2 if its 4‑digit number appears in that subclass.

 

Schedule 6 ‑ General Points Test ‑ Qualifications and Points

 

Concessional Family (Migrant) and Independent (Migrant) visas cannot be granted unless the applicant scores a certain number of points when assessed against the general points test. Schedule 6 sets out the details of this test.

 

The calculation of the points score is governed by Division 2.6 of the Regulations. The operation of the general points test is controlled by sections 92‑96 of the Act. The relevant applicable pass mark and applicable pool mark is Gazetted from time to time.

 

Schedule 7 ‑ Business Skills Points Test ‑ Attributes and Points

 

A Business Skills (Migrant) visa cannot be granted unless the applicant scores a certain number of points when assessed against the business skills points test. Schedule 7 sets out the details of this test.

 

The calculation of the business skills points score is governed by clause xxx.222 in each of subclasses 127, 128, 129 and 130 in Schedule 2. The relevant business skills pass mark is Gazetted from time to time.

 

Schedule 8 ‑ Visa Conditions

 

Schedule 8 sets out the conditions which may be imposed on a visa.

 

Each condition in Schedule 8 has a unique 4‑digit number that starts with 8. A condition that is set out in this Schedule only applies to a subclass in Schedule 2 if its 4‑digit number appears in that subclass.

 

Schedule 9

 

This Schedule is relevant to the obligation to provide information and documentation under section 166 of the Act. This section provides that all persons arriving in Australia may be required to show a clearance officer evidence of their identity and give such information as the regulations require.

 

Schedule 10

 

This Schedule contains prescribed forms (notices, warrants etc) used under the Regulations. It is not concerned with forms for the applications for a visa - these are approved forms and are set out in Schedule 1.

 

CLASSES OF VISAS

 

PERMANENT VISAS

 

CLASS

 

Adoption (Migrant) (Class AA)

Burmese in Burma (Special Assistance) (Class AB)

Burmese in Thailand (Special Assistance) (Class AC)

Business Skills (Migrant) (Class AD)

Cambodian (Special Assistance) (Class AE)

Camp Clearance (Migrant) (Class AF)

Change in Circumstances (Residence) (Class AG)

Child (Migrant) (Class AH)

Citizens of Former Yugoslavia (Special Assistance) (Class AI)

Concessional Family (Migrant) (Class AJ)

Confirmatory (Residence) (Class AK)

Distinguished Talent (Migrant) (Class AL)

East Timorese in Portugal (Special Assistance) (Class AM)

Employer Nomination (Migrant) (Class AN)

Family (Residence) (Class AO)

Family of NZ Citizen (Migrant) (Class AP)

Former Citizen (Migrant) (Class AQ)

Former Resident (Migrant) (Class AR)

General (Residence) (Class AS)

Independent (Migrant) (Class AT)

Labour Agreement (Migrant) (Class AU)

Minorities of Former USSR (Special Assistance) (Class AV)

Norfolk Island Permanent Resident (Residence) (Class AW)

Parent (Migrant) (Class AX)

Preferential Relative (Migrant) (Class AY)

Protection (Class AZ)

Refugee and Humanitarian (Migrant) (Class BA)

Return (Residence) (Class BB)

Spouse (Migrant) (Class BC)

Sudanese (Special Assistance) (Class BD)

Territorial Asylum (Residence) (Class BE)

 

TEMPORARY VISAS

 

Border (Temporary) (Class TA)

Business (Temporary) (ClassTB)

Citizens of Former Yugoslavia (Temporary) (Class TC)

Confirmatory (Temporary) (Class TD)

Cultural/Social (Temporary) (Class TE)

Diplomatic (Temporary) (Class TF)

Domestic Worker (Temporary) (Class TG)

Educational (Temporary) (Class TH)

Emergency (Temporary) (Class TI)

Expatriate (Temporary) (Class TJ)

Extended Eligibility (Temporary) (Class TK)

Family Relationship (Temporary) (Class TL)

Interdependency (Temporary) (Class TM)

Long Stay (Visitor) (Class TN)

Prospective Marriage (Temporary) (Class TO)

Resident Return (Temporary) (Class TP)

Retirement (Temporary) (Class TQ)

Short Stay (Visitor) (Class TR)

Special Category (Temporary) (Class TY)

Special Tourist (Visitor) (Class TS)

Sri Lankan (Temporary) (Class TT)

Student (Temporary) (Class TU)

Supported Dependent (Temporary) (Class TW)

Transit (Temporary) (Class TX)

Working Holiday (Temporary) (Class TZ)

 

BRIDGING VISAS

 

Bridging A (Class WA)

Bridging B (Class WB)

Bridging C (Class WC)

Bridging D (Class WD)

Bridging E (Class WE)

 

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF SUBCLASSES

 

SUBCLASS TITLE

 

Adoption (102)

Aged Parent (804)

Border (773)

Bridging (Class A) (010)

Bridging (Class B) (020)

Bridging (Class C) (030)

Bridging (Prospective Applicant) (040)

Bridging (Non‑Applicant) (041)

Bridging (Prospective Protection Visa Applicant) (042)

Bridging (Class EAA) (050)

Burmese in Thailand (213)

Burmese (211)

Business (Long stay) (682)

Business Visitor (short stay) (672)

Business Owner (127)

Cambodian (214)

Camp Clearance (205)

Certain Unlawful Non‑Citizens (833)

Child (802)

Child (101)

Citizens of the Former Yugoslavia ‑ Displaced Persons (209)

Citizens of Former Yugoslavia (443)

Close Family (short stay) (673)

Close Ties (832)

Close Family (Long stay) (683)

Concessional Family (105)

Confirmatory (808)

Confirmatory (446)

Dependent Child (445)

Diplomatic or Consular (426)

Diplomatic (995)

Distinguished Talent (Australian Support) (124)

Distinguished Talent and Special Service (independent) (125)

East Timorese in Portugal (208)

Educational (418)

Emergency (Permanent Visa Applicant) (302)

Emergency Rescue (203)

Emergency (Temporary Visa Applicant) (303)

Employer Nomination Scheme (121)

Entertainment (420)

Exchange (411)

Executive (413)

Expatriate (432)

Family of New Zealand Citizen (152)

Family Relationship (425)

Family (806)

Five Year Return (155)

Foreign Government Agency (415)

Former Citizen (150)

Former Resident (151)

Global Special Humanitarian (202)

In‑Country Special Humanitarian (201)

Independent (126)

Independent Executive (412)

Interdependency (305)

Interdependency (826)

Interdependency (814)

Iranian Postgraduate (562)

Iranian Postgraduate Student Dependant (563)

Labour Agreement (120)

Media and Film Staff (423)

Medical Treatment (Long stay) (685)

Medical Treatment (short stay) (675)

Medical Practitioner (422)

Minorities of Former USSR (210)

Norfolk Island (834)

Occupational Trainee (442)

One Year Return (156)

Overseas Executive (427)

Parent (103)

Preferential Family (104)

Prospective Marriage Spouse (831)

Prospective Marriage (300)

Protection (866)

Public Lecturer (424)

Refugee (200)

Religious Worker (428)

Resident Return (159)

Retirement (410)

Senior Executive (128)

Skilled (805)

Special Category (444)

Special Tourist (661)

Special Program (416)

Specialist (414)

Sport (421)

Spouse (801)

Spouse (820)

Spouse (100)

Sri Lankan (435)

State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (129)

State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive (130)

Student (560)

Sudanese (212)

Supported Dependent (430)

Territorial (800)

Three Month Return (157)

Tourist (Long Stay) (680)

Tourist (Short Stay) (670)

Transit (771)

Visiting Academic (419)

Visitor Other (Long Stay) (684)

Visitor Other (Short Stay) (674)

Woman at Risk (204)

Working Holiday (417)

 

NUMERICAL LIST OF SUBCLASSES

 

SUBCLASS                                                                     SUBCLASS TITLE

 

010                                                                                                      Class A

020                                                                                                      Class B

030                                                                                                      Class C

040                                                                               Prospective Applicant

041                                                                                           Non‑applicant

042                                                       Prospective Protection Visa Applicant

050                                                                                           Subclass EAA

100                                                                                                      Spouse

101                                                                                                         Child

102                                                                                                   Adoption

103                                                                                                        Parent

104                                                                                    Preferential Family

105                                                                                 Concessional Family

120                                                                                    Labour Agreement

121                                                                  Employer Nomination Scheme

124                                                 Distinguished Talent (Australian Support)

125                           Distinguished Talent and Special Service (Independent)

126                                                                                              Independent

127                                                                                        Business Owner

128                                                                                       Senior Executive

129                                                State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner

130                                              State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive

150                                                                                          Former Citizen

151                                                                                        Former Resident

152                                                                 Family of New Zealand Citizen

155                                                                                         Five year return

156                                                                                         One year return

157                                                                                   Three month return

159                                                                                          Resident return

200                                                                                                     Refugee

201                                                               In‑country Special Humanitarian

202                                                                     Global Special Humanitarian

203                                                                                    Emergency Rescue

204                                                                                          Woman at Risk

205                                                                                        Camp Clearance

208                                                                          East Timorese in Portugal

209                            Citizens of the Former Yugoslavia ‑ Displaced Persons

210                                                                       Minorities of Former USSR

211                                                                                                    Burmese

212                                                                                                   Sudanese

213                                                                                 Burmese in Thailand

214                                                                                                Cambodian

300                                                                                 Prospective marriage

302                                                    Emergency (Permanent Visa Applicant)

303                                                    Emergency (Temporary Visa Applicant)

305                                                                                        Interdependency

410                                                                                                 Retirement

411                                                                                                   Exchange

412                                                                              Independent Executive

413                                                                                                   Executive

414                                                                                                    Specialist

415                                                                       Foreign government agency

416                                                                                         Special Program

417                                                                                        Working holiday

418                                                                                                Educational

419                                                                                       Visiting academic

420                                                                                             Entertainment

421                                                                                                          Sport

422                                                                                   Medical Practitioner

423                                                                                 Media and Film Staff

424                                                                                           Public Lecturer

425                                                                                   Family Relationship

426                                                                              Diplomatic or Consular

427                                                                                    Overseas executive

428                                                                                       Religious Worker

430                                                                                Supported Dependent

432                                                                                                   Expatriate

435                                                                                                 Sri Lankan

442                                                                                 Occupational Trainee

443                                                                   Citizens of former Yugoslavia

444                                                                                        Special Category

445                                                                                        Dependent Child

446                                                                                             Confirmatory

560                                                                                                       Student

562                                                                                   Iranian Postgraduate

563                                                                                          562 Dependant

661                                                                                            Special tourist

670                                                                                     Tourist (short stay)

672                                                                       Business visitor (short stay)

673                                                                            Close family (short stay)

674                                                                                       Other (short stay)

675                                                                    Medical treatment (short stay)

680                                                                                     Tourist (Long stay)

682                                                                                  Business (Long stay)

683                                                                            Close family (Long stay)

684                                                                                       Other (Long stay)

685                                                                    Medical treatment (Long stay)

771                                                                                                        Transit

773                                                                                                        Border

800                                                                                                   Territorial

801                                                                                                       Spouse

802                                                                                                          Child

804                                                                                               Aged Parent

805                                                                                                       Skilled

806                                                                                                       Family

808                                                                                            Confirmatory

814                                                                                       Interdependency

820                                                                                                      Spouse

826                                                                                       Interdependency

831                                                                    Prospective Marriage Spouse

832                                                                                                 Close Ties

833                                                                 Certain Unlawful Non‑Citizens

834                                                                                                 Norfolk Is

866                                                                                                  Protection

995                                                                                                Diplomatic

 

DEFINED TERMS

 

This list includes all the terms defined in either section 5 of the Migration Act 1958 or regulation 1.03. Definitions of terms in the Migration Act apply to the Regulations unless the term is specifically redefined in the Regulations. Some terms may be defined in particular provisions for the purposes of that provision or a small group of provisions (e.g., a single Part of the Regulations) only; those items are not included in this list. Note also that there are definitions in the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 which apply both to the Migration Act and the Regulations.

 

The list refers to the primary definition only; in some cases the primary definition is only a reference to a longer definition elsewhere in the Migration Act or Regulations (e.g., “balance of family test" is defined in regulation 1.03, but the definition in regulation 1.03 is only a reference to a long definition which makes up regulation 1.05).

 

TERM                                                                             WHERE DEFINED

 

AAT (Administrative Appeals Tribunal) Act                                    Act, s.442

AAT Act                                                                                          Act, s.380

absorbed person visa                                                                       Act, s.5(1)

ACCESS test                                                                             regulation 1.03

adjacent area                                                                                    Act, s.5(1)

administration of criminal justice                                                    Act, s. 142

adoption                                                                                   regulation 1.03

adoptive parent                                           regulations, Sched 2, subclass 102

adult child                                                   regulations, Sched 2, subclass 804

adverse security assessment                                                         Act, s.202(6)

aged dependent relative                                                            regulation 1.03

aged parent                                                                                      Act, s.5(1)

aged parent                                                                               regulation 1.03

AIDAB (Australian International Development Assistance Bureau) regulation 1.03

airline crew member                                                                 regulation 1.03

airline positioning crew member                                               regulation 1.03

allowed inhabitant of the Protected Zone                                         Act, s.5(1)

applicable form                                                                                  Act, s.97

applicable pass mark                                                                        Act, s.5(1)

applicable pool mark                                                                     Act, s. 5 (1)

applicable priority mark                                                                   Act, s.5(1)

appropriate regional authority                                                   regulation 1.03

approved appointment                                                              regulation 1.03

approved form                                                                          regulation 1.03

approved form                                                                                 Act, s.5(1)

area in the vicinity of the Protected Zone                                         Act, s.5(1)

Area A of the Zone of Cooperation                                                 Act, s.5(1)

Arts Minister                                               regulations, Sched 2, subclass 420

Asia‑Pacific forces member                                                      regulation 1.03

assessed score                                                                                  Act, s.5(1)

assisted student                                                                         regulation 1.03

associate diploma                                                                 regulation 2.26(5)

assurance of support                                                                regulation 1.03

assurance of support                                                                regulation 2.30

assurance of support                                                                regulation 2.35

AUD (Australian dollars)                                                          regulation 5.36

AUD                                                                                         regulation 1.03

Australia                                                                                         Act, s. 142

Australian seabed                                                                            Act, s.5(1)

Australian sea installation                                                              Act, s. 5 (1)

Australian passport                                                                          Act, s.5(1)

Australian permanent resident                                                  regulation 1.03

Australian permanent resident                                                          Act, s.337

Australian. resources installation                                                     Act, s.5(1)

Australian waters                                                                             Act, s.5(1)

authorised officer                                                                     regulation 5.21

authorised officer                                                                            Act, s.5(1)

authorised officer                                                                     regulation 1.03

authorised official                                                                           Act, s. 142

authorising notice                                                                        Act, s.224(6)

award course                                                                            regulation 1.03

balance of family test                                                               regulation 1.03

behaviour concern non‑citizen                                                        Act, s.5(1)

Board                                                                                               Act, s.275

boarding pass                                                                           regulation 3.09

boat                                                                                                 Act, s. 177

bogus document                                                                                 Act, s.97

bogus document                                                                       regulation 1.03

bridging visa                                                                                    Act, s.5(1)

brought into physical contact                                                          Act, s. 5(1)

business skills points test                                                          regulation 1.03

business visa                                                                            Act, s. 134(10)

business visa                                                                                    Act, s.137

business visa                                                                            regulation 5.21

bypass immigration clearance                                                          Act, s.5(1)

cancellation review applicant                                                           Act, s.275

cancellation review application                                                        Act, s.275

cancelled visa                                                                        Act, s. 140(3) (a)

carrier                                                                                              Act, s.207

category A course                                                                     regulation 1.03

category A student                                                                    regulation 1.03

category B course                                                                     regulation 1.03

category B student                                                                    regulation 1.03

CER (Closer Economic Relations)                                            regulation 5.36

certificate or advanced certificate                                        regulation 2.26(5)

certified printout                                                                              Act, s.5(1)

child for adoption                                       regulations, Sched 2, subclass 102

clearance officer                                                                             Act, s. 165

clearance officer                                                                      regulation 1.03

close relative                                                                            regulation 1.03

coastal area                                                                                      Act, s.5(1)

combined application for internal review                                 regulation 4.03

combined primary application                                                  regulation 4.03

commencement                                                                              Act, s. 177

Commissioner                                                                          regulation 1.03

Commonwealth country                                                           regulation 1.03

Commonwealth forces member                                               regulation 1.03

company                                                                                          Act, s.337

compelling need to work                                                          regulation 1.03

condition                                                                                  regulation 1.03

continental shelf                                                                              Act, s.5(1)

controller                                                                                         Act, s.207

Coral Sea area                                                                                 Act, s.5(1)

costs                                                                                                Act, s.207

court                                                           regulations, Sched 2, subclass 820

court                                                                                          Act, s.223(20)

court                                                                                            Act, s.222(9)

court                                                                                            Act, s.377(8)

crime                                                                                               Act, s.5(1)

criminal detention                                                                    regulation 1.03

criminal justice certificate                                                                Act, s.142

criminal justice entry certificate                                                       Act, s.142

criminal justice entry visa                                                                Act, s.142

criminal justice stay certificate                                                         Act, s.142

criminal justice stay visa                                                                  Act, s.142

criminal justice stay warrant                                                            Act, s.142

criminal justice visa                                                                         Act, s.142

criminal justice visa                                                                         Act, s.5(1)

criterion                                                                                           Act, s.238

current employer                                        regulations, Sched 2, subclass 426

custody                                                                                    regulation 1.03

custody transfer time                                                                   Act, s.254(2)

daily maintenance amount                                                               Act, s.207

data base                                                                                         Act, s.5(1)

date of latest entry                                      regulations, Sched 2, subclass 674

date of latest entry                                      regulations, Sched 2, subclass 675

date of latest entry                                      regulations, Sched 2, subclass 670

date of latest entry                                      regulations, Sched 2, subclass 673

debt                                                                                             Act, s.264(1)

debtor                                                                                          Act, s.264(1)

decision                                                                                       Act, s.500(7)

degree                                                                                  regulation 2.26(5)

departure prohibition order                                                             Act, s.5(1)

dependent child                                                                        regulation 1.03

dependent                                                                                regulation 1.03

deportation                                                                                      Act, s.5(1)

deportation order                                                                             Act, s.5(1)

deportee                                                                                          Act, s.5(1)

designated person                                                                           Act, s. 177

detain                                                                                             Act, s. 5(1)

detainee                                                                                   regulation 5.35

detainee                                                                                        Act, s. 5 (1)

diploma                                                                               regulation 2.26(5)

diplomatic or consular representative                                           Act, s. 5 (1)

Education                                                                                regulation 1.03

Education Minister                                                                   regulation 1.03

eligible business                                                                       Act, s. 134(10)

eligible business                                                                       regulation 1.03

eligible New Zealand citizen                                                    regulation 1.03

eligible non‑citizen                                                                            Act, s.72

enter                                                                                              Act, s. 5(1)

enter Australia                                                                               Act, s. 5(1)

entered                                                                                            Act, s.5(1)

entrance applicant                                                                           Act, s.275

entrance application                                                                        Act, s.275

entry                                                                                              Act, s. 5(1)

entry application                                                                             Act, s.177

entry permit                                                                             regulation 1.03

entry visa                                                                                 regulation 1.03

environment related activity                                                          Act, s. 5(1)

ex‑citizen visa                                                                                Act, s. 5(1)

exchange student                                                                     regulation 1.03

Federal Court                                                                                 Act, s. 5(1)

fiscal year                                                                                regulation 1.03

Foreign Affairs                                                                        regulation 1.03

foreign armed forces dependant                                              regulation 1.03

foreign government agency                       regulations, Sched 2, subclass 415

Foreign Minister                                                                       regulation 1.03

foreign naval forces member                                                   regulation 1.03

formal course                                                                          regulation 1.03

future debtor                                                                               Act, s.267(1)

garnishee debtor                                                                         Act, s.265(1)

Gazette Notice                                                                         regulation 1.03

gazetted country                                        regulations, Sched 2, subclass 560

guardian                                                                                   regulation 1.03

guest of Government                                                               regulation 1.03

health concern non‑citizen                                                             Act, s. 5(1)

health criterion                                                                               Act, s. 5(1)

highly skilled person                                                           regulation 5.19(3)

holder                                                                                             Act, s.5(1)

home country                                                                          regulation 1.03

identity document                                                                          Act, s. 5(1)

IELTS test (International English Language Testing System)   regulation 1.03

Immigration                                                                             regulation 1.03

immigration advisory service                                                     Act, s.468(3)

immigration advisory service                                                     Act, s.404(3)

immigration case                                                                             Act, s.275

immigration cleared                                                                       Act, s. 5(1)

immigration detention                                                                      Act, s.5(1)

Immigration Review Tribunal                                                          Act, s.5(1)

in Australia                                                                               regulation 1.03

in immigration clearance                                                                 Act, s.5(1)

infringement notice                                                                  regulation 5.21

inhabitant of the Protected Zone                                                      Act, s.5(1)

initial review decision                                                   Act, s.413(1)(c)(iii)(A)

installation                                                                                       Act, s.5(1)

intended spouse                                          regulations, Sched 2, subclass 100

interdependency relationship                                                           Act, s.238

internally‑reviewable decision                                                         Act, s.5(1)

international air carrier                                                                Act, s.504(6)

international air carrier                                                             regulation 1.03

IRT (Immigration Review Tribunal) ‑ reviewable decision              Act, s.5(1)

judicial review application                                            Act, s.413(1)(c)(iv)(B)

judicially‑reviewable decision                                                         Act, s.5(1)

judicially reviewable decision                                                          Act, s.474

labour agreement                                                                      regulation 1.03

labour market requirements                                                      regulation 1.03

lawful non‑citizen                                                                           Act, s.5(1)

lawyer                                                                                              Act, s.275

leave Australia                                                                                 Act, s.5(1)

lodge an address for service                                                     regulation 4.39

main business                                                                           regulation 1.03

major business                                            regulations, Sched 2, subclass 128

major business                                            regulations, Sched 2, subclass 130

marital relationship                                                                   regulation 1.03

master                                                                                              Act, s.5(1)

medical treatment                                                                     regulation 5.35

member                                                                                            Act, s.337

member                                                                                            Act, s.383

member                                                                                            Act, s.410

member                                                                                            Act, s.445

member of a consular post                                                          Act, s.280(7)

member of a diplomatic mission                                                 Act, s.280(7)

member of an office of an international organisation                  Act, s.280(7)

member of the crew                                                                        Act, s.5(1)

member of the crew                                                                 regulation 1.03

member of the family unit                                                        Act, s. 134(10)

member of the family unit                                                        regulation 1.03

member of the family unit                                                        regulation 1.03

member of the Royal Family                                                    regulation 1.03

member of the Royal party                                                       regulation 1.03

migrant centres                                                                            Act, s.272(1)

migration procedure                                                                         Act, s.275

migration proceedings                                                                 Act, s.271(4)

migration zone                                                                                 Act, s.5(1)

Migration (1959) Regulations                                                   regulation 1.03

Migration (1989) Regulations                                                   regulation 1.03

Migration (1993) Regulations                                                   regulation 1.03

movement records                                                                          Act, s.5(1)

natural resources                                                                             Act, s.5(1)

near relative                                               regulations, Sched 2, subclass 209

nominated                                                                                       Act, s.337

nominating spouse                                     regulations, Sched 2, subclass 801

nominating spouse                                     regulations, Sched 2, subclass 831

nominating spouse                                     regulations, Sched 2, subclass 820

nominator                                                  regulations, Sched 2, subclass 814

non‑award course