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IMMI 17/052 Other as made
This instrument specifies certain matters for subregulations 2.12M(2) and (5) of the Migration Regulations 1994 to allow for online requests for priority consideraion of certain visa applications.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 30 Jun 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Aug-2017
Tabled Senate08-Aug-2017
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Migration (IMMI 17/052: Priority Consideration of Certain Visa Applications) Instrument 2017

 

 

 

 

I, JUDITH O'NEILL, Delegate of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, make the following kind of instrument:

 

Dated   28 June 2017                          

JUDITH O’NEILL

JUDITH O’NEILL

Senior Executive Service, Band one, Temporary Visa Programme Branch, and Delegate of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

 

 

 


Contents

 

Part 1 - Preliminary

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

5  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 1

Part 2 - Priority Consideration of Visa Application Request – Subclass 600 (Visitor Visa)

6  Priority Consideration of Subclass 600 (Visitor) Visa – Requests Enabled by Application Form      2

7  Priority Consideration of Subclass 600 (Visitor) Visa – Requests Not Enabled By Application Form              2

Schedule 1 - Priority consideration of visa applications - requests enabled by application form     4

Schedule 2 - Priority consideration of visa applications – requests not enabled by application form         5

                       Schedule 3—Repeals                                                                                                           7

         Priority Consideration of Certain Visa Applications 2016/093 (IMMI 16/093)(F2016L01830) 7

 


Part 1 - Preliminary

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Migration (IMMI 17/052: Priority Consideration of Certain Visa Applications) Instrument 2017.  It may be cited as IMMI 17/052. 

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on 1 July 2017.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subregulation 2.12M(7) of the Regulations. 

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Regulations means the Migration Regulations 1994. 

5  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

                


 

Part 2 – Priority Consideration of Visa Application Request – Subclass 600 (Visitor Visa)

6  Priority Consideration of Subclass 600 (Visitor) Visa – Requests Enabled by Application Form

 

(1)   For the purposes of subregulation 2.12(M)(2) of the Regulations, Schedule 1 to this instrument specifies the following matters in relation to making a request for priority consideration of a Subclass 600 (Visitor) Visa:

 

(a)    kinds of visas (Column 1);

(b)   kinds of valid passports in relation to kinds of visas specified for the item (Column 2);

(c)    requirements in relation to kinds of visas and kinds of valid passports specified for the item (Column 3);

(d)   approved application forms in relation to kinds of visas and kinds of valid passports specified for the item (Column 4); and

(e)    ways in which applications can be made in relation to kinds of visas, kinds of valid passports and approved forms specified for the item (Column 5)

 

(2)   Schedule 1 applies to requests that are made as permitted by subregulation 2.12M(4) of the Regulations, in accordance with paragraph 2.12M(3)(a) of the Regulations.

 

Note: Subregulation 2.12M(4) provides that if the approved form for the application enables the making of the request, the request may be made as enabled by the approved form.

Priority Consideration of Subclass 600 (Visitor) Visa – Requests Not Enabled By Application Form

 

(1)    For the purposes of subregulation 2.12(M)(2) of the Regulations, Schedule 2 specifies the following matters in relation to making a request for priority consideration of a Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa kinds of visas:

 

(a)    kinds of visas (Column 1);

(b)   kinds of valid passports in relation to the kinds of visas specified for the item (Column 2);

(c)    approved forms in relation to kinds of visas and kinds of valid passports (Column 3); and

(d)   ways in which applications can be made in relation to kinds of visas (Column 5).

 

(2)   For the purposes of  subregulation 2.12M(5) of the Regulations, Schedule 2 to this instrument specifies the following matters in relation to making a request for priority consideration as mentioned in paragraph 2.12M(3)(b) of the Regulations:

 

(a)    approved forms in relation to the kind of visa applied for and the kind of valid passport held by the applicant (Column 4); and

(b)   ways in which the request must be made in relation to that kind of visa, that kind of valid passport and approved form (Column 5)

(3) Schedule 2 applies to requests that are made using the form approved by the Minister for the purposes of paragraph 2.12M(3)(b).

 

Note: paragraph 2.12M(3)(b) allows a request to be made by a form approved by the Minister,  as an alternative to providing the request in an approved application form that enables the making of the request for priority consideration.

 

 

 


 

Schedule 1 – Priority consideration of visa applications – requests enabled by application form

 

Priority consideration of visa applications – requests enabled by application form

 

Column 1

Kinds of visas

Column 2

Kinds of valid passports

Column 3

Requirements

Column 4

Approved application forms

Column 5

Ways to make application

Subclass 600
(Visitor) visa in the Tourist Stream

and

Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa in the Business Visitor Stream

 

(a) Passports issued by the People’s Republic of China indicating that the applicant is a national of the People’s Republic of China

Applicant must be outside Australia and located in the People’s Republic of China when the visa application and request for priority consideration of the visa application is made.

 

 

 

Form 1419 (Internet)

 

For holders of passports issued by the People’s Republic of China, applications may be made as an internet application form.

 

(b) Passports issued by the Republic of India indicating that the applicant is a national of the Republic of India

Applicant must be outside Australia and located in the Republic of India when the request for priority consideration of the visa application is made. 

 

For holders of passports issued by the Republic of India, applications may be made as an internet application form.

 

(c) Passports issued by the United Arab Emirates indicating that the applicant is a national of the United Arab Emirates

Applicant must be outside Australia and located in the United Arab Emirates when the request for priority consideration of the visa application is made. 

For holders of passports issued by the United Arab Emirates, applications may be made as an internet application form.


Schedule 2 – Priority consideration of visa applications – requests not enabled by application form

 

Priority consideration of visa applications – requests not enabled by application form

Column 1

Kinds of visas

Column 2

Kinds of valid passports

Column 3

Approved Application Forms

Column 4

Approved Request Form

Column 5

Ways to make application and request

Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa in the Tourist Stream

(a) Passports issued by the People’s Republic of China indicating that the applicant is a national of the People’s Republic of China

1419

1472

For holders of passports issued by the People’s Republic of China, applications and requests for priority consideration may be made at any Australia Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in the People’s Republic of China that is specified on Immigration’s website.

The application and the request for priority consideration must be made at the same AVAC.  

(b) Passports issued by the Republic of India indicating that the applicant is a national of the Republic of India

For holders of passports issued by the Republic of India, applications and requests for priority consideration may be made at any Australia Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in the Republic of India that is specified on Immigration’s website.

The application and the request for priority consideration must be made at the same AVAC.  

(c) Passports issued by the United Arab Emirates indicating that the applicant is a national of the United Arab Emirates

For holders of passports issued by the United Arab Emirates, applications and requests for priority consideration may be made at any Australia Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in the United Arab Emirates that is specified on Immigration’s website.

The application and the request for priority consideration must be made at the same AVAC.  

Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa in the Business Visitor Stream

(a) Passports issued by the People’s Republic of China indicating that the applicant is a national of the People’s Republic of China

1415

1472

For holders of passports issued by the People’s Republic of China, applications and requests for priority consideration may be made at any Australia Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in the People’s Republic of China that is specified on Immigration’s website.

The application and the request for priority consideration must be made at the same AVAC.  

(b) Passports issued by the Republic of India indicating that the applicant is a national of the Republic of India

For holders of passports issued by the Republic of India, applications and requests for priority consideration may be made at any Australia Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in the Republic of India that is specified on Immigration’s website.

The application and the request for priority consideration must be made at the same AVAC.  

(c) Passports issued by the United Arab Emirates indicating that the applicant is a national of the United Arab Emirates

For holders of passports issued by the United Arab Emirates, applications and requests for priority consideration may be made at any Australia Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in the United Arab Emirates that is specified on Immigration’s website.

The application and the request for priority consideration must be made at the same AVAC.  

 

Note: For the relevant Australian Visa Application Centres: see https://www.border.gov.au/.

 

 


 

Schedule 3—Repeals

Priority Consideration of Certain Visa Applications 2016/093 (IMMI 16/093)(F2016L01830)

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.