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This instrument clarifies that Somali passports are a class of passport that an applicant cannot hold in order to satisfy Public Interest Criterion 4021 when applying for a visa. This is a clarification of the previous determination (IMMI 14/073) which specified that “Somali travel documents” are a class of passport that cannot be held to satisfy Public Interest Criterion 4021, and “travel documents” includes “passports”.
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Migration (IMMI 18/001: Class of Passports) Instrument 2018

I, Peter Dutton, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, make the following instrument.

Dated    12th July 2018

Peter Dutton

The Hon Peter Dutton MP

Minister for Home Affairs and 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.................................................................................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Class of Passports                                                                                           2

6  Class of passports for Public Interest Criterion 4021 in Schedule 4............................................................ 2

Schedule 1 – Travel documents with certain characteristics                                     3

Schedule 2 – Travel documents specified for Public Interest Criterion 4021 in Schedule 4 to the Regulations                                                                                              4

Schedule 3 — Repeals                                                                                                   7

IMMI 14/073 (F2014L01319): Class of Passports Instrument 2014                                                 7

IMMI 14/094: Direction (Section 71B)                                                                                                    7

 

 


Part 1—Preliminary

1  Name

(1)          This instrument is the Migration (IMMI 18/001: Class of Passports) Instrument 2018.

(2)          This instrument may be cited as IMMI 18/001.

2  Commencement

This instrument commences on the day after the instrument is registered.

3  Authority

This instrument is made under Public Interest Criterion 4021 in Schedule 4 to the Regulations.

4  Definitions

Note:    A number of expression used in this instrument are defined in the Migration Act 1958 and Regulations, including the term passport.

In this instrument:

Regulations means 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—Class of Passports

6  Class of passports for Public Interest Criterion 4021 in Schedule 4

For the purposes of subparagraph 4021(a)(iii) in Schedule 4 to the Regulations, the following classes of passport are specified:

(a)     travel documents with certain characteristics specified in Schedule 1 to this instrument; and

(b)     specified travel documents in Schedule 2 to this instrument.


 

Schedule 1 – Travel documents with certain characteristics

(1)          Group passports (eg. a passport issued to a sporting team) other than a family; or

(2)          Travel document or passport which has been damaged, accidentally or otherwise, in such a way that the name, the photograph, the personal details or other important information have been obscured or pages are missing or where it is not possible to confirm conclusively the holder’s identity because of such damage; or

(3)          In the case of permanent visas, travel document or passport endorsed by the issuing authority to the effect that it is not valid for migration; or

(4)          In the case of temporary visas, travel document or passport which is not endorsed, or is not accompanied by separate evidence of, a right of re-entry to the issuing country or another country; or

(5)          Travel document or passport where endorsement of the document would indicate recognition of the issuing authority contrary to Australian Government foreign policy; or

(6)          Travel document or passport issued by an entity which is not recognised by the Australian Government as empowered to issue travel documents.


 

Schedule 2 – Travel documents specified for Public Interest Criterion 4021 in Schedule 4 to the Regulations

 

Item

Travel Document

1

Indigenous/Aboriginal Nation passport

2

Abkhazia and South Ossetia passport and travel documents

3

Royal Albanian passport (issued by the Royal Albanian Government in exile)

4

British Dependent Territories Citizen’ passport titled ‘United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’ without reference to the European Union (EU) (except where the passport contains a certificate or wet stamp stating that the bearer has indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom or the passport is endorsed with a right of re-entry to the country of issue or another country)

5

British Overseas Citizen’ passport titled ‘United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’ without reference to the European Union (EU) (except where the passport contains a certificate or wet stamp stating that the bearer has indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom or the passport is endorsed with a right of re-entry to the country of issue or another country)

6

Kingdom of Cambodia normal series passport with concertina pages purporting to be additions and extensions

7

Principality of Castellania passport

8

Cook Islands Certificate of Identity

9

Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly known as Zaire) 36 page Passport with soft/supple dark green cover in smooth cardboard "carton" bearing the words "Republique du Zaire" with a passport number starting Z


 

10

Democratic Republic of the Congo diplomatic and service 32 page Passport with soft/supple dark green cover in smooth cardboard ‘carton’ bearing the words "Republique du Zaire" with a passport number starting Z

11

German Democratic Republic (GDR) passport and travel documents

12

Hong Kong Certificate of Residence

13

Hutt River Province passport (issued by Leonard Casley, a.k.a. Prince Leonard)

14

International Parliament for Safety and Peace Identity Card (incorporated in the United States)

15

Indonesian Travel Document in Lieu of a Passport [Surat Perjalana Laksana Paspor] with a red cover

16

Indonesian Passport for Aliens [Paspor Untuk Orang Asing]

17

International Red Cross Travel Certificate

18

Knights of Malta passport

19

Portuguese Alien's Passport issued by the former Portuguese administration in Macau

20

Maori Kingdom of Tetiti travel documents

21

Nagorny-Karabakh travel documents

22

Planetary Passport issued by the World Association of World Federalists

23

Principality of Seborga passport

24

Principality of Sealand passport

25

Somali passport and travel documents

26

Expired Syrian passports extended in validity via a label or other endorsement by the Syrian National Coalition

27

Taiwan Official/Diplomatic travel documents

28

Taiwanese “compatriot” documents (except where the passport holder has evidence of a separate right of re-entry into the issuing country or another country)

29

Tongan National Passports (except where the bearer has satisfactory evidence of Tongan nationality)

30

Tongan Protected Persons Passport

31

Turkish-Cypriot travel documents and passports issued by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

32

‘United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’ passport without reference to the European Union (EU) containing, usually on page 5, the notation "the holder is subject to control under the Immigrant Act 1971" (except where the passport contains a certificate or wet stamp stating that the bearer has indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom or the passport is endorsed with a right of re-entry to the country of issue or another country)

33

World Service Authority Passport

34

World Passport (Provincial World Government document issued by the United World Service Authority 270 Park Avenue, New York)

 


 

Schedule 3 — Repeals

IMMI 14/073 (F2014L01319): Class of Passports Instrument 2014

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.

IMMI 14/094: Direction (Section 71B)

2  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.