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LIN 21/021 Other as made
This instrument specifies that certain former Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa (Subclass 600 visa) holders can apply for a new Subclass 600 visa with a nil visa application charge (VAC) where their travel to or stay in Australia (or both) has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 25 Feb 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR15-Mar-2021
Tabled Senate15-Mar-2021

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LIN 21/021

I, Jodie Bjerregaard, delegate of the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, make this instrument under subparagraph 1236(2)(a)(iv) of Schedule 1 to the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Regulations).

Dated                   24 February 2021

Jodie Bjerregaard

Senior Executive Service, Band One

Immigration Programs Division

Department of Home Affairs 

1          Name

                 This instrument is the Migration (Class of persons for Visitor (Class FA) visa nil VAC) Instrument (LIN 21/021) 2021.

2          Commencement

                 This instrument commences on 27 February 2021.

3          Definitions

                 In this instrument:

VAC means visa application charge.

Note          visa application charge is defined in the Migration Act 1958.

4          Class of persons for nil VAC

                 For subparagraph 1236(2)(a)(iv) of Schedule 1 of the Regulations, an applicant for a Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa is specified if:

(a)   the applicant is outside Australia at the time of application; and

(b)   the application is made between 27 February 2021 and 31 December 2022; and

(c)   the applicant was granted a Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa, other than in the Frequent Traveller stream, while outside Australia before 21 March 2020; and

(d)   that visa expired, or will expire between 20 March 2020 and 31 December 2021; and

(e)   that visa was:

             (i)  a multiple entry visa; or

            (ii)  a single entry visa that was not used to enter Australia; and

(f)    if the applicant has made a previous application after the commencement of this instrument—a decision has not been made to grant or refuse to grant the visa.

5          Repeal

                 Migration (LIN 20/045: Class of persons for Visitor (Class FA) visa applications) Instrument 2020 (F2020L00157) is repealed.