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IMMI 12/074 Specifications as made
This instrument specifies a class of persons that are prescribed a nil VAC when applying for a Subclass 456 Business (Short Stay) visa.
Administered by: Immigration and Citizenship
General Comments: This instrument continues until 30 June 2013.
Made 10 Aug 2012
Registered 23 Aug 2012
Tabled HR 10 Sep 2012
Tabled Senate 10 Sep 2012
Date of repeal 23 Mar 2013
Repealed by Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification of a Class of Persons - IMMI 13/010


Commonwealth of Australia


Migration Regulations 1994




(Subparagraph 1223A(2)(a)(ix))



I, CHRIS BOWEN, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, acting under subparagraph 1223A(2)(a)(ix) of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Migration Regulations 1994 (‘the Regulations’):


1.      REVOKE Instrument Number IMMI 10/033 signed on 11 May 2010 specifying classes of persons for the purposes of subparagraph 1223A(2)(a)(ix) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations; AND


2.      SPECIFY as a class of persons for the purposes of subparagraph 1223A(2)(a)(ix) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, each person applying for a subclass 456 (Business (Short Stay)) visa who is a 2015 Asian Cup participant.


For the purpose of this Instrument:

 “AFC” means Asian Football Confederation;

“2015 Asian Cup” means the sporting event hosted in Australia to be held in January 2015, including a Preliminary Draw to be held in October 2012 and any other related activities taking place prior to the event; and

“2015 Asian Cup participant” means the following groups who are entering Australia in connection with any 2015 Asian Cup related activities:

·         Team delegations;

·         AFC organising committee;

·         AFC executive committee;

·         World Sport Group representatives;

·         Asian Cup sponsor representatives; and

·         AFC administration staff.

This Instrument number IMMI 12/074, commences the day after registration on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.


This Instrument continues until 30 June 2013.


Dated 10 August 2012


Minister for Immigration and Citizenship



[NOTE 1:       Subparagraph 1223A(2)(a)(ix) of the Regulations provides that a nil VAC may be prescribed for an applicant who is a member of a class of persons specified in an instrument in writing for the subparagraph.

Regarding the cessation of IMMI 12/074, the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 s36 example 3 provides "(i)f a licence continues until 31 March, the licence is valid up to and including 31 March."]