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IMMI 18/057 Arrangements as made
This instrument specifies an additional email option, and updates email addresses, for lodgement of applications for a Bridging E (Class WE) visa made on paper forms 1005 or 1008. It also specifies certain forms for applying for a Bridging A (Class WA) or a Bridging C (Class WC) visa and repeals Migration (IMMI 17/061: Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas) Instrument 2017. The instrument is consequential to changes to the Migration Regulations 1994 by the Migration Legislation Amendment (Temporary Skill Shortage Visa and Complementary Reforms) Regulations 2018.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Made 15 Mar 2018
Registered 16 Mar 2018
Tabled HR 26 Mar 2018
Tabled Senate 20 Mar 2018
Table of contents.

 

 

Migration (IMMI 18/057: Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas) Instrument 2018

 

I, Alan Tudge, Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, make the following instrument.

Dated   15 March 2018

 

Alan Tudge

 

The Hon Alan Tudge MP

Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

 

 


Contents

 

Part 1 - Preliminary..................................................................................................... 1

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

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

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

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

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

Part 2 - Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas                                                 2

6.......... Approved Forms................................................................................................................................ 2

7.......... Place and manner for making an application....................................................................................... 2

8.......... Additional place and manner for making a Bridging Visa E (Class WE) application on paper forms 1005 and 1008   2

Schedule 1— Forms for Bridging Visa applications                                                                  4

Schedule 2—Repeals                                                                                                                                      6

Migration (IMMI 17/061: Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas) Instrument 2017 (F2017L00768)            6

 

 


Part 1 – Preliminary

1  Name

(1)          This instrument is the Migration (IMMI 18/057: Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas) Instrument 2018.

(2)          This instrument may be cited as IMMI 18/057.

2  Commencement

This instrument commences on 18 March 2018.

3  Authority

This instrument is made under subregulation 2.07(5) of the Regulations.

4  Definitions

Note 1:       A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the section 5 of the Act, including the following:

(a)             approved form;

(b)            bridging visa:

(c)             substantive visa: and

(d)            visa.

Note 2:       Office of immigration is defined in regulation 1.03 of the Regulations.

In this instrument:

Act means the Migration Act 1958

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 – Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas

6  Approved Forms

(1)          For subitems 1301(1), 1302(1), 1303(1), 1304(1), 1305(1), and 1306(1) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, the approved forms in Column 2 and Column 3 of the table in Schedule 1 to this instrument are specified for the corresponding visa subclass in Column 1.

7  Place and manner for making an application

(1)          For paragraphs 1301(3)(a), 1302(3)(a), 1303(3)(a), 1304(3)(a), 1305(3)(a) and 1306(3)(a) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, for the purposes of a Bridging A (Class WA), Bridging B (Class WB), Bridging C (Class WC), Bridging D (Class WD), Bridging E (Class WE) or Bridging F (Class WF) visa, the specified place and manner for making an application for the relevant bridging visa is:

(a)          if the form for making the bridging visa application is also the form for making a substantive visa application:

(i)            the same specified place and manner for making an application for the corresponding substantive visa;

(b)          in circumstances other than those in paragraph (a):  

(i)            at an office of immigration in Australia, but not in immigration clearance.

8  Additional place and manner for making a Bridging Visa E (Class WE) application on paper forms 1005 and 1008

(1)          For paragraph 1305(3)(a) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, an additional specified place and manner for making an application for a Bridging E (Class WE) visa on paper form 1005 or 1008, is electronically, but only if the application is sent by email to one of the following email addresses:

(a)     BVEapplication.WA@homeaffairs.gov.au; or

(b)     BVEapplication.QLD@homeaffairs.gov.au; or

(c)     BVEapplication.NSW@homeaffairs.gov.au; or

(d)     BVEapplication.VIC@homeaffairs.gov.au; or

(e)     BVEapplication.SA@homeaffairs.gov.au; or

(f)      BVEapplication.NT@homeaffairs.gov.au; or

(h)     BVEapplication.TAS@homeaffairs.gov.au.

(2)          For the purposes of paragraph 1305(3)(a) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, applications for a Bridging E (Class WE) visa made on paper forms 1005 or 1008 must not be made by any electronic means, including by fax, other than as specified in subsection (1).

Schedule 1 – Forms for Bridging Visa Applications

 

Column 1

Visa Subclass

Column 2

Paper form for application

Column 3

Internet form for application

Bridging A (Class WA)

 

47SP

47CH

47PA

47PT

47OF

47ES

47BT

47BU

47SV

147

157A

157G

852

866

918

1002

1005

1066

1150

1208

1276

1364

1383

1403

1409

1479

1480

47SP (Internet)

157A (Internet)

157G (Internet)

482D (Internet)

482V (Internet)

866 (Internet)

1005 (Internet)

1066 (Internet)

1066S (Internet)

1150E (Internet)

1208 (Internet)

1276 (Internet)

1393 (Internet)

1396 (Internet)

1397 (Internet)

1398 (Internet)

1403 (Internet)

1408 (Internet)

1479 (Internet)

1480 (Internet)

If authorised by the Department:

482D

482V

Bridging B (Class WB)

1005

1006

1005 (Internet)

1006 (Internet)

Bridging C (Class WC)

47PT

47SP

47CH

47PA

47OF

47ES

47BU

47SV

147

157A

157G

852

866

918

1002

1005

1066

1150

1208

1276

1364

1383

1403

1409

1479

1480

 

47SP (Internet)

157A (Internet)

157G (Internet)

482D (Internet)

482V (Internet)

866 (Internet)

1005 (internet)

1066 (Internet)

1066S (Internet)

1150E (Internet)

1208 (Internet)

1276 (Internet)

1393 (Internet)

1396 (Internet)

1397 (Internet)

1398 (Internet)

1403 (Internet)

1408 (Internet)

1479 (Internet)

1480 (Internet)

If authorised by the Department:

482D

482V

Bridging D  (Class WD)  

1007

Not permitted

Bridging E (Class WE)

 

47PT

47SP

47CH

47PA

47OF

47ES

47BU

47SV

147

157A

157G

790

852

866

918

1002

1005

1008

1066

1150

1208

1276

1364

1383 

1403

1409

1479

1480

47SP (Internet)

157A (Internet) 

157G (Internet)

866 (Internet)

1066 (Internet)

1066S (Internet)

1150E (Internet)

1208 (Internet)

1276 (Internet)

1403 (Internet)

1479 (Internet)

1480 (Internet)

Bridging F (Class WF)

1239

Not permitted

 


 

Schedule 2 – Repeals

Migration (IMMI 17/061: Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas) Instrument 2017 (F2017L00768)

The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.