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LIN 21/006 Other as made
This instrument specifies that certain former temporary skilled visa holders can apply for a new Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa with a nil visa application charge (VAC) where their travel to, or stay in, Australia has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 26 Feb 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR15-Mar-2021
Tabled Senate15-Mar-2021

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LIN 21/006

I, Alex Hawke, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, make this instrument under subregulation 2.07(5) of the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Regulations).

Dated     February 25 2021

Alex Hawke

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs 


 

1          Name

                 This instrument is the Migration (Class of persons for Temporary Skill Shortage (Class GK) visa nil VAC Instrument (LIN 21/006) 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

        (1)     For subparagraph 1240(2)(a)(iii) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, a primary applicant for a Temporary Skill Shortage (Class GK) visa is specified if:

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

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

(c)   the applicant previously held a Subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled)) visa or a Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa; and

(d)   between 1 February 2020 and 31 December 2021 that visa ceased to be in effect.

        (2)     Also, an applicant for a Temporary Skill Shortage (Class GK) visa is specified if the applicant’s application is combined with an application made by a person mentioned in subsection (1).