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SLI 2013 No. 228 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Migration Regulations 1994 to increase the revenue associated with Visa Application Charges (‘VAC’) except for Student (Temporary) (Class TU) visas and Tourist (Class TR) visas from 1 September 2013.
Administered by: Immigration and Citizenship
Made 05 Aug 2013
Registered 07 Aug 2013
Tabled HR 12 Nov 2013
Tabled Senate 12 Nov 2013
Date of repeal 02 Sep 2013
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

 
Select Legislative Instrument 2013 No. 228

 

Issued by the Minister for Immigration, Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship

 

Migration Act 1958

 

Migration Amendment (Visa Application Charge) Regulation 2013

 

Subsection 504(1) of the Migration Act 1958 (‘the Act’) provides, in part, that the Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with the Act, prescribing all matters which by the Act are required or permitted to be prescribed, or which are necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to the Act.

 

In addition regulations may be made pursuant to the provisions listed in Attachment A.

 

On 2 August 2013, the Government released an Economic Statement for the 2013‑2014 financial year.  In the Statement, the Government announced an increase in the revenue associated with Visa Application Charges (‘VAC’) as outlined in Table B1: Revenue Measures since the 2013‑14 Budget.  The increases are $114.9 million for 2013‑14, $140.5 million for 2014‑15, $142.6 million for 2015-16 and $144.5 million for 2016‑17.

 

In accordance with the Statement, the Government has decided to increase all visa application charges, except for Student (Temporary) (Class TU) visas and Tourist (Class TR) visas, under the Principal Regulations from 1 September 2013.

 

In accordance with the Government’s decision, the purpose of the Regulation is to amend Migration Regulations 1994 (‘the Principal Regulations to increase the VAC for all visa subclasses, except for Student (Temporary) (Class TU) visas and Tourist (Class TR) visas.

 

A Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights (‘HR Statement’) has been completed for the Regulation, in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011.  The HR Statement’s overall assessment is that the measures in the Regulation are compatible with human rights because they do not raise any human rights issues.  A copy of the Statement is at Attachment B.

 

Details of the Regulation are set out in Attachment C.

 

The Office of Best Practice Regulation (‘the OBPR’) has been consulted and advises that the amendments are primarily revenue in nature and therefore do not require a Regulation Impact Statement.  The OBPR consultation reference is 2013/15255.

 

No further consultation was undertaken by the Department, as the Regulation provides for an adjustment to VACs in accordance with the Government’s decision on 2 August 2013.  The amendments made by Schedule 1 to the Principal Regulations are minor or machinery in nature and do not substantially alter existing arrangements, consistent with section 18 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 (‘the LIA’).

 

The Act specifies no conditions that need to be satisfied before the power to make the Regulation may be exercised.

 

The Regulation is a legislative instrument for the purposes of the LIA.

 

The Regulation commences on 1 September 2013.

 

 


ATTACHMENT A

 

 

Subsection 504(1) of the Migration Act 1958 (‘the Act’) provides, in part, that the Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with the Act, prescribing all matters which by the Act are required or permitted to be prescribed, or which are necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to the Act.

 

In addition, the following provisions in the Act may apply:

 

·         Section 45A of the Act, which provides that a non-citizen who makes an application for a visa is liable to pay a visa application charge if, assuming the charge were paid, the application would be a valid visa application;

 

·         Subsection 45B(1) of the Act, which provides that the amount of the visa application charge is the amount, not exceeding the visa application charge limit, prescribed in relation to the application.  The visa application charge limit is determined under the Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997 (‘the VAC Act’); and

 

·         Section 45C of the Act, which deals with regulations about the visa application charge.  In particular:

 

o   subsection 45C(1) of the Act, which provides that the Migration Regulations 1994 (‘the Regulations’) may provide that the visa application charge may be payable in instalments, and specify how those instalments are to be calculated and when instalments are payable; and

 

o   paragraph 45C(2)(a) of the Act, which relevantly provides that the Regulations may make provision for and in relation to various matters, including the recovery of the visa application charge in relation to visa applications and the way, including the currency, in which visa application charge is to be paid.

 

The following provisions of the VAC Act may also apply:

 

·                     section 4, which imposes a visa application charge payable under section 45A of the Act; and

 

·                     section 5, which limits the visa application charge and provides the formula to calculate the charge limit for later financial years.

 

 


ATTACHMENT B

 

 

Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

Prepared in accordance with Part 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

 

Migration Amendment (Visa Application Charge) Regulation 2013

 

This Legislative Instrument is compatible with the human rights and freedoms recognised or declared in the international instruments listed in section 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011.

 

Overview of the Legislative Instrument

In its Economic Statement of August 2013, the Government announced a plan to manage the budget back to surplus.  One part of that plan is an increase in the visa application charge for all visa subclasses, except Student (Temporary) (Class TU) visas and Tourist (Class TR) visas.

The amount of the increases does not exceed the applicable charge limits set out in the Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997.

The instrument makes amendments to the current values specified in the Migration Regulations 1994, Schedule 1 to adjust VACs.

 

Human rights implications

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has considered the seven key international treaties. The Regulation does not engage any of the applicable rights or freedoms thereunder. 

 

Conclusion

This Legislative Instrument is compatible with human rights as it does not raise any human rights issues.

The Hon. Tony Burke MP, Minister for Immigration, Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship


ATTACHMENT C

 

 

Details of the Migration Amendment (Visa Application Charge) Regulation 2013

 

Section 1 – Name of Regulation

 

This section provides that the Regulation is the Migration Amendment (Visa Application Charge) Regulation 2013 (‘the Regulation’).

 

Section 2 – Commencement

 

This section provides that the Regulation commences on 1 September 2013.

 

The purpose of this section is to provide for when the amendments made by the Regulation commences.

 

Section 3 – Amendment of Migration Regulations 1994

 

This section provides that Schedule 1 amend the Migration Regulations 1994 (‘the Principal Regulations’).

 

The purpose of this section is to set out the Act under which the Regulation is made.

 

Schedule 1 – Amendments

 

The Regulation gives effect to the Government’s decision on 2 August 2013 by increasing all visa application charges, except for Student (Temporary) (Class TU) visas and Tourist (Class TR) visas, under the Principal Regulations from 1 September 2013.

 

All increases are rounded to a multiple of $5.00 according to the following methodology:

 

  • if the amount of the charge calculated under this formula is not a multiple of $5.00, and if the amount exceeds the nearest lower multiple of $5.00 by $2.50 or more, the amount is rounded up to the nearest $5.00;

 

  • in any other case, where the charge calculated under the formula is not a multiple of $5.00, the amount is rounded down to the nearest lower multiple of $5.00.

 

The amount of the increase in these items does not exceed the applicable charge limit set out in the Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997.

 

Part 1 – Items 1-3, 6-8, 10-15, 17-31, 36-37, 39-42, 44-46, 49-51, 54-59, 62-67, 69-74, 76-78, 80-82, 84-120, 127-141, 148-153 and 155-161 (first instalment visa application charge)

 

Items 1-3, 6-8, 10-15, 17-31, 36-37, 39-42, 44-46, 49-51, 54-59, 62-67, 69-74, 76-78, 80-82, 84-120, 127-141, 148-153 and 155-161 amends the provisions in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Principal Regulations to increase the first instalment of the visa application charge (‘VAC’).

 

Columns 1 and 2 of the table below list the visa classes and the names of that visa class that are amended.

 

Column 3 of the table below lists the provisions that are amended by this Regulation to increase the VAC.  Columns 4 and 5 of the table list the current VAC and the new VAC.

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Visa Class

Visa Name

Provision

Current VAC

New VAC

EA

Business Skills – Business Talent (Permanent)

1104AA(2)(a), table, item 1

5 940

6830

1104AA(2)(a), table, item 2

2 970

3415

1104AA(2)(a), table, item 3

1 485

1710

EC

Business Skills (Permanent)

1104BA(2)(a), table, item 1

1 960

2255

1104BA(2)(a), table, item 2

980

1130

1104BA(2)(a), table, item 3

490

565

DF

 

Business Skills (Residence)

1104B(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 1

280

325

1104B(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 2

140

165

1104B(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 3

70

80

1104B(2)(a)(ii), table, item 1

1 895

2180

1104B(2)(a)(ii), table, item 2

950

1090

1104B(2)(a)(ii), table, item 3

475

545

AH

Child (Migrant)

1108(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 1

1 260

1450

1108(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 2

630

725

1108(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 3

315

365

1108(2)(a)(ii), table, item 1

2 060

2370

1108(2)(a)(ii), table, item 2

1 030

1185

1108(2)(a)(ii), table, item 3

515

595

BT

Child (Residence)

1108A(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 1

1 260

1450

1108A(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 2

630

725

1108A(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 3

315

365

1108A(2)(a)(iv), table, item 1

3 060

3520

1108A(2)(a)(iv), table, item 2

1 530

1760

1108A(2)(a)(iv), table, item 3

765

880

AK

Confirmatory (Residence)

1111(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 1

240

275

1111(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 2

120

140

1111(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 3

60

70

AL

Distinguished Talent (Migrant)

1112(2)(a), table, item 1

2 095

2410

1112(2)(a), table, item 2

1 045

1205

1112(2)(a), table, item 3

525

605

BX

Distinguished Talent (Residence)

1113(2)(a), table, item 1

3 105

3575

1113(2)(a), table, item 2

1 555

1790

1113(2)(a), table, item 3

775

895

EN

Employer Nomination (Permanent)

1114B(2)(a), table, item 1

3 060

3520

1114B(2)(a), table, item 2

1 530

1760

1114B(2)(a), table, item 3

765

880

RN

Regional Employer Nomination (Permanent)

1114C(2)(a), table, item 1

3 060

3520

1114C(2)(a), table, item 2

1 530

1760

1114C(2)(a), table, item 3

765

880

CB

Special Eligibility

1118A(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 1

3 060

3520

1118A(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 2

1 530

1760

1118A(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 3

765

880

1118A(2)(a)(ii)(B), table, item 1

2 060

2370

1118A(2)(a)(ii)(B), table, item 2

1 030

1185

1118A(2)(a)(ii)(B), table, item 3

515

595

BO

Other Family (Migrant)

1123A(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 1

1 260

1450

1123A(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 2

630

725

1123A(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 3

315

365

1123A(2)(a)(ii), table, item 1

2 060

2370

1123A(2)(a)(ii), table, item 2

1 030

1185

1123A(2)(a)(ii), table, item 3

515

595

BU

Other Family (Residence)

1123B(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 1

1 260

1450

1123B(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 2

630

725

1123B(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 3

315

365

1123B(2)(a)(ii), table, item 1

3 060

3520

1123B(2)(a)(ii), table, item 2

1 530

1760

1123B(2)(a)(ii), table, item 3

765

880

AX

Parent (Migrant)

1124(2)(a), table, item 1

2 060

2370

1124(2)(a), table, item 2

1 030

1185

1124(2)(a), table, item 3

515

595

BP

Aged Parent (Residence)

1124A(2)(a), table, item 1

3 060

3520

1124A(2)(a), table, item 2

1 530

1760

1124A(2)(a), table, item 3

765

880

BS

Partner (Residence)

1124B(2)(a)(ii)(B), table, item 1

360

410

1124B(2)(a)(ii)(B), table, item 2

180

205

1124B(2)(a)(ii)(B), table, item 3

90

105

1124B(2)(a)(iii), table, item 1

1 260

1450

1124B(2)(a)(iii), table, item 2

630

725

1124B(2)(a)(iii), table, item 3

315

365

1124B(2)(a)(iv), table, item 1

1 260

1450

1124B(2)(a)(iv), table, item 2

630

725

1124B(2)(a)(iv), table, item 3

315

365

1124B(2)(a)(v), table, item 1

995

1145

1124B(2)(a)(v), table, item 2

500

575

1124B(2)(a)(v), table, item 3

250

285

1124B(2)(a)(vi), table, item 1

1 260

1450

1124B(2)(a)(vi), table, item 2

630

725

1124B(2)(a)(vi), table, item 3

315

365

1124B(2)(a)(vii), table, item 1

3 975

4575

1124B(2)(a)(vii), table, item 2

1 990

2290

1124B(2)(a)(vii), table, item 3

995

1145

BB

Return (Residence)

1128(2)(a)

300

345

BC

Partner (Migrant)

1129(2)(a)(ii), table, item 1

2 680

3085

1129(2)(a)(ii), table, item 2

1 340

1545

1129(2)(a)(ii), table, item 3

670

770

CA

Contributory Parent (Migrant)

1130(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 1

280

325

1130(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 2

140

165

1130(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 3

70

80

1130(2)(a)(ii)(B), table, item 1

280

325

1130(2)(a)(ii)(B), table, item 2

140

165

1130(2)(a)(ii)(B), table, item 3

70

80

1130(2)(a)(iii)(B), table, item 1

280

325

1130(2)(a)(iii)(B), table, item 2

140

165

1130(2)(a)(iii)(B), table, item 3

70

80

1130(2)(a)(iv)(B), table, item 1

2 060

2370

1130(2)(a)(iv)(B), table, item 2

1 030

1185

1130(2)(a)(iv)(B), table, item 3

515

595

1130(2)(a)(vi)(B), table, item 1

2 060

2370

1130(2)(a)(vi)(B), table, item 2

1 030

1185

1130(2)(a)(vi)(B), table, item 3

515

595

DG

Contributory Aged Parent (Residence)

1130A(2)(a)(ii)(B), table, item 1

280

325

1130A(2)(a)(ii)(B), table, item 2

140

165

1130A(2)(a)(ii)(B), table, item 3

70

80

1130A(2)(a)(iii)(B), table, item 1

280

325

1130A(2)(a)(iii)(B), table, item 2

140

165

1130A(2)(a)(iii)(B), table, item 3

70

80

1130A(2)(a)(iv)(B), table, item 1

280

325

1130A(2)(a)(iv)(B), table, item 2

140

165

1130A(2)(a)(iv)(B), table, item 3

70

80

1130A(2)(a)(v)(B), table, item 1

3 060

3520

1130A(2)(a)(v)(B), table, item 2

1 530

1760

1130A(2)(a)(v)(B), table, item 3

765

880

1130A(2)(a)(vi)(B), table, item 1

3 060

3520

1130A(2)(a)(vi)(B), table, item 2

1 530

1760

1130A(2)(a)(vi)(B), table, item 3

765

880

VB

Skilled (Residence)

1136(2)(a)(i), table, item 1

325

370

1136(2)(a)(i), table, item 2

160

185

1136(2)(a)(i), table, item 3

80

95

1136(2)(a)(ii), table, item 1

3 060

3520

1136(2)(a)(ii), table, item 2

1 530

1760

1136(2)(a)(ii), table, item 3

765

880

SI

Skilled – Independent (Permanent)

1137(2)(a), table, item 1

3 060

3520

1137(2)(a), table, item 2

1 530

1760

1137(2)(a), table, item 3

765

880

SN

Skilled – Nominated (Permanent)

1138(2)(a), table, item 1

3 060

3520

1138(2)(a), table, item 2

1 530

1760

1138(2)(a), table, item 3

765

880

 

Part 1 – Items 4-5, 9, 16, 32, 38, 43, 47-48, 52, 60-61, 68, 75, 79, 83, 121-126, 142-143, 154 and 162 (second instalment VAC)

 

Items 4-5, 9, 16, 32, 38, 43, 47-48, 52, 60-61, 68, 75, 79, 83, 121-126, 142-143, 154 and 162 amends the provisions in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Principal Regulations to increase the second instalment of the VAC.

 

Columns 1 and 2 of the table below list the visa classes and the names of that visa class that are amended.

 

Column 3 of the table below lists the provisions that are amended by this Regulation to increase the VAC.  Columns 4 and 5 of the table list the current VAC and the new VAC.

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Visa Class

Visa Name

Provision

Current VAC

New VAC

EA

Business Skills – Business Talent (Permanent)

1104AA(2)(b), table, item 1

8 520

9795

1104AA(2)(b), table, item 2

4 250

4890

EC

Business Skills (Permanent)

1104BA(2)(b), table, item 1

4 250

4890

DF

 

Business Skills (Residence)

1104B(2)(b), table, item 1

4 250

4890

BY

Designated Parent (Migrant)

1111A(2)(b)(i)

5,000

5750

1111A(2)(b)(ii)

960

1105

BZ

Designated Parent (Residence)

1111B(2)(b)(i)

5,000

5750

1111B(2)(b)(ii)

960

1105

AL

Distinguished Talent (Migrant)

1112(2)(b), table, item 1

4 250

4890

BX

Distinguished Talent (Residence)

1113(2)(b), table, item 1

4 250

4890

EN

Employer Nomination (Permanent)

1114B(2)(b), table, item 1

8 520

9800

1114B(2)(b), table, item 2

4 250

4890

RN

Regional Employer Nomination (Permanent)

1114C(2)(b), table, item 1

8 520

9800

1114C(2)(b), table, item 2

4 250

4890

CB

Special Eligibility

1118A(2)(b), table, item 1

4 250

4890

BO

Other Family (Migrant)

1123A(2)(b), table, item 2

1 795

2065

BU

Other Family (Residence)

1123B(2)(b), table, item 2

1 795

2065

AX

Parent (Migrant)

1124(2)(b)

1795

2065

BP

Aged Parent (Residence)

1124A(2)(b)

1795

2065

CA

Contributory Parent (Migrant)

1130(2)(b), table, item 1

16 885

19420

1130(2)(b), table, item 2

16 885

19420

1130(2)(b), table, item 5

16 885

19420

1130(2)(b), table, item 6

15 285

17575

1130(2)(b), table, item 7

1 825

2095

1130(2)(b), table, item 8

42 220

48550

DG

Contributory Aged Parent (Residence)

1130A(2)(b), table, item 1

16 885

19420

1130A(2)(b), table, item 2

16 885

19420

1130A(2)(b), table, item 5

16 885

19420

1130A(2)(b), table, item 6

14 390

16545

1130A(2)(b), table, item 7

1 825

2095

1130A(2)(b), table, item 8

42 220

48550

VB

Skilled (Residence)

1136(2)(b), table, item 1

4 250

4890

SI

Skilled – Independent (Permanent)

1137(2)(b), table, item 1

4 250

4885

SN

Skilled – Nominated (Permanent)

1138(2)(b), table, item 1

4 250

4885

 

Part 2 – Items 163-165, 168-173, 176-184, 186-198, 201-206, 209-211, 214-230 and 232-252 (first instalment VAC)

 

Items 163-165, 168-173, 176-184, 186-198, 201-206, 209-211, 214-230 and 232-252 amends the provisions in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Principal Regulations to increase the first instalment of the VAC.

 

Columns 1 and 2 of the table below list the visa classes and the names of that visa class that are amended.

 

Column 3 of the table below lists the provisions that are amended by this Regulation to increase the VAC.  Columns 4 and 5 of the table list the current VAC and the new VAC.

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Visa Class

Visa Name

Provision

Current VAC

New VAC

UR

Business Skills (Provisional)

1202A(2)(a), table, item 1

4 065

4675

1202A(2)(a), table, item 2

2 035

2340

1202A(2)(a), table, item 3

1 015

1170

EB

Business Skills (Provisional)

1202B(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 1

500

575

1202B(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 2

250

290

1202B(2)(a)(i)(B), table, item 3

125

145

1202B(2)(a)(ii), table, item 1

4 065

4675

1202B(2)(a)(ii), table, item 2

2 035

2340

1202B(2)(a)(ii), table, item 3

1 015

1170

TE

Special program (Temporary)

1205(2)(a), table, item 1

315

365

1205(2)(a), table, item 2

315

365

1205(2)(a), table, item 3

80

90

TK

Extended Eligibility (Temporary)

1211(2)(a), table, item 1

2 060

2370

1211(2)(a), table, item 2

1 030

1185

1211(2)(a), table, item 3

515

595

UY

Investor Retirement

1212B(2)(a), table, item 1

280

325

1212B(2)(a), table, item 2

140

165

1212B(2)(a), table, item 3

70

80

UB

Medical Treatment (Visitor)

1214A(2)(a)(i), table, item 1

245

280

1214A(2)(a)(i), table, item 2

120

140

1214A(2)(a)(i), table, item 3

60

70

UP

New Zealand Citizen (Family Relationship) (Temporary)

1214BA(2)(a), table, item 1

280

325

1214BA(2)(a), table, item 2

140

165

1214BA(2)(a), table, item 3

70

80

TO

Prospective Marriage (Temporary)

1215(2)(a), table, item 1

2 680

3085

1215(2)(a), table, item 2

1 340

1545

1215(2)(a), table, item 3

670

770

TP

Resident Return (Temporary)

1216(2)(a), table, item 1

160

185

1216(2)(a), table, item 2

80

95

1216(2)(a), table, item 3

40

45

UH

Resolution of Status (Temporary)

1216A(2)(a)(ii)

2 955

3395

TQ

Retirement (Temporary)

1217(2)(a)(ii), table, item 1

315

365

1217(2)(a)(ii), table, item 2

160

185

1217(2)(a)(ii), table, item 3

80

90

UT

Contributory Parent (Temporary)

1221(2)(a)(iii), table, item 1

2 060

2370

1221(2)(a)(iii), table, item 2

1 030

1185

1221(2)(a)(iii), table, item 3

515

595

UU

Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)

1221A(2)(a)(iii), table, item 1

3 060

3520

1221A(2)(a)(iii), table, item 2

1 530

1760

1221A(2)(a)(iii), table, item 3

765

880

UC

Temporary Business Entry (Class UC)

1223A(2)(a), table, item 1

900

1035

1223A(2)(a), table, item 2

900

1035

1223A(2)(a), table, item 3

225

260

US

Work and Holiday (Temporary)

1224A(2)(a)

365

420

TZ

Working Holiday (Temporary)

1225(2)(a)

365

420

VJ

Skilled (Provisional)

1228(2)(a), table, item 1

315

360

1228(2)(a), table, item 2

160

180

1228(2)(a), table, item 3

80

90

VC

Skilled (Provisional)

1229(2)(a), table, item 1

1 250

1440

1229(2)(a), table, item 2

625

720

1229(2)(a), table, item 3

315

360

SP

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional)

1230(2)(a)(i), table, item 1

280

320

1230(2)(a)(i), table, item 2

140

160

1230(2)(a)(i), table, item 3

70

80

1230(2)(a)(ii), table, item 1

3 060

3520

1230(2)(a)(ii), table, item 2

1 530

1760

1230(2)(a)(ii), table, item 3

765

880

GA

Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity)

1231(2)(a)(v), table, item 1

145

165

1231(2)(a)(v), table, item 2

75

85

1231(2)(a)(v), table, item 3

35

40

GB

Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity)

1232(2)(a)(i), table, item 1

3 150

3600

1232(2)(a)(i), table, item 2

315

360

1232(2)(a)(i), table, item 3

80

90

1232(2)(a)(iii), table, item 1

315

360

1232(2)(a)(iii), table, item 1

315

360

1232(2)(a)(iii), table, item 1

80

90

GC

Training and Research

1233(2)(a), table, item 1

315

360

1233(2)(a), table, item 2

160

180

1233(2)(a), table, item 3

80

90

GD

Temporary Work (International Relations)

1234(2)(a)(vi), table, item 1

315

360

GE

Temporary Work (Entertainment)

1235(2)(a)(iv), table, item 1

3 150

3600

1235(2)(a)(iv), table, item 2

315

360

1235(2)(a)(iv), table, item 3

80

90

1235(2)(a)(v), table, item 1

315

360

1235(2)(a)(v), table, item 2

315

360

1235(2)(a)(v), table, item 3

80

90

FA

Visitor

1236(2)(a)(i)

290

335

1236(2)(a)(ii)

115

130

 

Part 2 – Items 166-167, 174-175, 185, 199-200, 207-208, 212-213 and 231 (second instalment VAC)

 

Items 166-167, 174-175, 185, 199-200, 207-208, 212-213 and 231 amends the provisions in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Principal Regulations to increase the second instalment of the VAC.

 

Columns 1 and 2 of the table below list the visa class and the name of that visa class that is amended.

 

Column 3 of the table below lists the provisions that are amended by this Regulation to increase the VAC.  Columns 4 and 5 of the table list the current VAC and the new VAC.

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Visa Class

Visa Name

Provision

Current VAC

New VAC

UR

Business Skills (Provisional)

1202A(2)(b), table, item 1

8 520

9795

1202A(2)(b), table, item 2

4 250

4890

EB

Business Skills (Provisional)

1202B(2)(b), table, item 1

8 520

9795

1202B(2)(b), table, item 2

4 250

4890

UY

Investor Retirement

1212B(2)(b)

11295

12990

UH

Resolution of Status (Temporary)

1216A(2)(b)(i)(D)

6 530

7510

1216A(2)(b)(ii)(D)

3 275

3765

UT

Contributory Parent (Temporary)

1221(2)(b), table, item 1

1 825

2095

1221(2)(b), table, item 3

25 330

29130

UU

Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)

1221A(2)(b), table, item 1

1 825

2095

1221A(2)(b), table, item 3

25 330

29130

SP

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional)

1230(2)(b), table, item 1

4 250

4890

 

Part 3 – Item 253 (first instalment VAC)

 

Item 253 amends the provisions in Part 3 of Schedule 1 of the Principal Regulations to increase the first instalment of the VAC.

 

Columns 1 and 2 of the table below list the visa class and the name of that visa class that is amended.

 

Column 3 of the table below lists the provision that is amended by this Regulation to increase the VAC.  Columns 4 and 5 of the table list the current VAC and the new VAC.

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Visa Class

Visa Name

Provision

Current VAC

New VAC

WB

Bridging B

1302(2)(a), table, item 1

125

140

 

Part 4 – Items 254 and 255 (first instalment VAC)

 

Items 254 and 255 amends the provisions in Part 4 of Schedule 1 of the Principal Regulations to increase the first instalment of the VAC.

 

Columns 1 and 2 of the table below list the visa classes and the names of that visa class that are amended.

 

Column 3 of the table below lists the provisions that are amended by this Regulation to increase the VAC.  Columns 4 and 5 of the table list the current VAC and the new VAC.

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Visa Class

Visa Name

Provision

Current VAC

New VAC

XA

Protection

1401(2)(a)(ii), table, item 1

30

35

XB

Refugee and Humanitarian

1402(2)(a)(i), table, item 1

2 680

3080

 

Part 4 – Items 256 to 257 (second instalment VAC)

 

Items 256 and 257 amends the provisions in Part 4 of Schedule 1 of the Principal Regulations to increase the second instalment of the VAC.

 

Columns 1 and 2 of the table below list the visa class and the name of that visa class that is amended.

 

Column 3 of the table below lists the provision that is amended by this Regulation to increase the VAC.  Columns 4 and 5 of the table list the current VAC and the proposed new VAC.

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Visa Class

Visa Name

Provision

Current VAC

New VAC

XB

Refugee and Humanitarian

1402(2)(b), table, item 1

16 444

18910

1402(2)(b), table, item 2

2 680

3080