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IMMI 18/100 Arrangements as made
This instrument specifies arrangements for an application for a bridging visa. It sets out approved forms for making an application, the manner an application for a visa must be made, and the place where an application must be made. It specifies these requirements for Bridging A (Class WA), Bridging B (Class WB), Bridging C (Class WC), Bridging D (Class WD), Bridging E (Class WE) and Bridging F (Class WF) visas, and also prescribes Form 1008 (Internet) for Bridging E (Class WE) visas.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Made 24 Jun 2018
Registered 27 Jun 2018
Tabled HR 28 Jun 2018
Table of contents.

 

 

Migration (IMMI 18/100: Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas) Instrument 2018

 

I, RICHARD JOHNSON, Delegate of the Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, make the following instrument.

Dated   24/6/18

Richard Johnson

RICHARD JOHNSON
Senior Executive Service Band Two
Immigration, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Policy Division

Delegate of the Minister for Home Affairs

Delegate of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

 

 


Contents

 

Part 1 – Preliminary                                                                                                     1

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

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

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

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

5  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 2

Part 2 – Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas                                    3

6  Approved Forms...................................................................................................................... 3

7  Place and manner for making an application............................................................................. 3

8  Additional place and manner for making a Bridging Visa E (Class WE) application on paper forms 1005 and 1008         4

Schedule 1 – Forms for Bridging Visa Applications                                                  5

Schedule 2 – Repeals                                                                                                     8

Migration (IMMI 18/057: Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas) Instrument 2018 (F2018L00289)      8

 

 


Part 1 – Preliminary

1  Name

(1)          This instrument is the Migration (IMMI 18/100: Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas) Instrument 2018.

(2)          This instrument may be cited as IMMI 18/100.

2  Commencement

This instrument commences on 1 July 2018.

3  Authority

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

4  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.

5  Definitions

Note 1:       A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in:

(a)       regulation 1.03 of the Regulations;

(b)     subsection 5(1) of the Act..

 

Note 2:       Subsection 172(2) of the Act provides for when a person is in immigration clearance.

(1)          In this instrument:

Act means the Migration Act 1958.

approved form has the meaning given by subsection 5(1) of the Act.

bridging visa means each of the following:

(a)    Bridging A (Class WA);

(b)   Bridging B (Class WB);

(c)    Bridging C (Class WC);

(d)   Bridging D (Class WD);

(e)    Bridging E (Class WE);

(f)    Bridging F (Class WF).

 

internet form means a form mentioned in paragraph 1.18(2)(b);

permitted email address means each of the following:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regulations means the Migration Regulations 1994.

substantive visa has the meaning given by subsection 5(1) of the Act.

visa has the meaning given by subsection 5(1) of the Act.

(2)          For the purposes of sections 6 and 7, a person has a pending BVE application if the person has made an application for a Bridging E (Class WE) visa and:  

(a)    the application has not been determined to be invalid; and

(b)   the application has not been withdrawn by the applicant; and

(c)    the Minister has not granted the Bridging E (Class WE) visa; and

(d)   the Minister has not refused to grant the Bridging E (Class WE) visa.


 

 

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, for the purposes of an application for a bridging visa mentioned in an item in column 1 of the table in Schedule 1, each of the approved forms mentioned in column 2 and column 3 of the table for that item is specified as an application form for that visa class.

(2)          In addition:

(a)     if authorised by the Department to apply for a substantive visa; and

(b)    the application is made using form 482D or 482V as specified in an instrument made under subregulation 2.07(5) of the Regulations;

form 482D or 482V is specified for a Bridging A (Class WA) visa.

(3)          In addition:

(a)     if authorised by the Department to apply for a substantive visa; and

(b)   the application is made using form 482D or 482V as specified in an instrument made under subregulation 2.07(5) of the Regulations;

form 482D or 482V is specified for a Bridging C (Class WC) visa.

(4)          In addition, if the applicant does not have any other pending BVE application form 1008 (Internet) is specified for subitem 1305(1). 

7  Place and manner for making an application

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, the specified place and manner for making an application for a bridging visa is:

(a)          for all bridging visa applications – if the form for making the bridging visa application is also a form for making a substantive visa application - the same place and manner specified in an instrument made under subregulation 2.07(5) of the Regulations for making an application for the corresponding substantive visa; or

(b)          for a Bridging E (Class WE) visa application if the person has any other pending BVE application – at an office of immigration in Australia, but not in immigration clearance;

 

(c)          in any other case:

                                                                (i)                   if the application form used is an internet form – as an internet application; or

                                                              (ii)                   if the application form is not an internet form - at an office of immigration in Australia, but not in immigration clearance.

Note:    Regulation 2.10C of the Regulations provides for the time of making an internet application.

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 a permitted email address.

(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 form 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

 

Item

Column 1

Visa Subclass

Column 2

Paper form for application

Column 3

Internet form for application

1.

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)

2.

Bridging B (Class WB)

1005

1006

1005 (Internet)

1006 (Internet)

3.

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)

4.

Bridging D  (Class WD)  

1007

Not permitted

5.

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)

6.

Bridging F (Class WF)

1239

Not permitted

 


 

Schedule 2 – Repeals

Migration (IMMI 18/057: Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas) Instrument 2018 (F2018L00289)

The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.