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LIN 21/056 Arrangements as made
This instrument operates for the Minister to specify the approved forms, place and manner (the arrangements) for making a valid visa application for a Visitor (Class FA) visa. The Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa (subclass 600) is the only subclass for the Class FA visa and has five streams: the Tourist stream, the Sponsored Family stream, the Business Visitor stream, the Approved Destination Status stream and the Frequent Traveller stream. The instrument specifies the arrangements for making a visa application for each stream.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 29 Sep 2021
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Tabled HR18-Oct-2021
Tabled Senate18-Oct-2021

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LIN 21/056

Migration (arrangements for Visitor (Class FA) visa applications) Instrument (LIN 21/056) 2021

I, Sandra Jeffery, delegate of the Minister, make this instrument under subregulation 2.07(5) and item 1236 of Schedule 1 to the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Regulations).

Dated 28 September 2021

 

Sandra Jeffery
Assistant Secretary
Immigration Programs Division
Department of Home Affairs

 


Contents

Part 1                   Preliminary  3

1       Name  3

2       Commencement 3

3       Definitions  3

4       Repeal 3

Part 2                   Making a Visitor (Class FA) visa application  4

5       Making an application in the Tourist stream    4

6       Making an application in the Sponsored Family stream    4

7       Making an application in the Business Visitor stream    4

8       Making an application in the Approved Destination Status stream    4

9       Making an application in the Frequent Traveller stream    5

Schedule 1      Travel agents for Approved Destination Status Stream   6


Part 1            Preliminary

1          Name                                                              

                 This instrument is the Migration (arrangements for Visitor (Class FA) visa applications) Instrument (LIN 21/056) 2021.

2          Commencement

                 This instrument commences on the day after registration on the Federal Register of Legislation.

3          Definitions

                 In this instrument:

Approved Destination Status stream visa means a Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa in the Approved Destination Status stream within the meaning given by the Regulations. 

Business Visitor stream visa means a Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa in the Business Visitor stream within the meaning given by the Regulations. 

Frequent Traveller stream visa means a Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa in the Frequent Traveller stream within the meaning given by the Regulations.

ImmiAccount means the interactive portal for online services available through the Department’s website at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au.  

PRC means the People’s Republic of China.

Sponsored Family stream visa means a Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa in the Sponsored Family stream within the meaning given by the Regulations. 

Tourist stream visa means a Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa in the Tourist stream within the meaning given by the Regulations. 

written notice means an email from the Department inviting a person to make an application using a form and in a manner other than an internet form through ImmiAccount and includes instructions for how to return the form to the Department.

Note:         Section 46 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 applies to this instrument, meaning that terms defined in the Migration Act 1958 and the Regulations have the same meaning in this instrument, including substantive visa and internet application.

4          Repeal

                 Migration (LIN 20/046: Arrangements for Visitor (Class FA) Visa Applications) Instrument 2020 is repealed.


 

Part 2            Making a Visitor (Class FA) visa application

5          Making an application in the Tourist stream

        (1)     For subitem 1236(1) and item 1 of the table in subitem 1236(3) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations this section specifies requirements for making an application for a Tourist stream visa:

(a)   if the applicant is outside Australia—in subsections (2) and (3); and

(b)   if the applicant is in Australia—in subsections (4) and (5). 

Applicant outside Australia

        (2)     The application must be made using form 1419 (Internet) through ImmiAccount, indicating the application is for a Tourist stream visa only. 

        (3)     However, if a person has received written notice, an application may be made using form 1419 in accordance with the instructions in the written notice. 

Applicant in Australia

        (4)     If the applicant holds a substantive visa, the application must be made:

(a)   using form 1419 (Internet) through ImmiAccount, indicating the application is for a Tourist stream visa only; or

(b)   using form 1419 and by posting the application with sufficient prepaid postage to:

Department of Home Affairs

Onshore Visitor Visa Processing

GPO Box 9984

Sydney  NSW  2001.

        (5)     In any other case, the application must be made using form 1419 and by posting the application with sufficient prepaid postage to the address mentioned in paragraph (4)(b). 

6          Making an application in the Sponsored Family stream

                 For subitem 1236(1) and item 1 of the table in subitem 1236(4) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations an application for a Sponsored Family stream visa must be made:

(a)   using form 1419 (Internet) through ImmiAccount, indicating the application is for a Sponsored Family stream visa only; and

(b)   by attaching form 1149 to the application in ImmiAccount.

7          Making an application in the Business Visitor stream

        (1)     For subitem 1236(1) and item 1 of the table in subitem 1236(5) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations an application for a Business Visitor stream visa must be made using form 1419 (Internet) through ImmiAccount, indicating the application is for a Business Visitor stream visa only.

        (2)     However, if a person has received written notice, an application may be made using form 1415 in accordance with the instructions in the written notice. 

8          Making an application in the Approved Destination Status stream

        (1)     For subitem 1236(1) and item 4 of the table in subitem 1236(6) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations an application for an Approved Destination Status stream visa must be made using form 48G (Internet) through ImmiAccount, indicating the application is for an Approved Destination Status stream visa only.

        (2)     For item 3 of the table in subitem 1236(6) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, each travel agent mentioned in Schedule 1 is specified.

9          Making an application in the Frequent Traveller stream

        (1)     For subitem 1236(1) and item 1 of the table in subitem 1236(6A) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations an application for the Frequent Traveller stream visa must be made using form 1419 (Internet) through ImmiAccount, indicating the application is for a Frequent Traveller stream visa only.

        (2)     For paragraph (b) of item 2 in the table in subitem 1236(6A) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, the PRC is specified.

        (3)     For item 3 of the table in the subitem 1236(6A) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, the applicant must hold a passport of the PRC indicating that the applicant is a national of the PRC.


 

Schedule 1        Travel agents for Approved Destination Status Stream

 

Item

Travel agent

Code

Province/ municipality

1

Beijing ANZ International Travel Service Co, Ltd

BANZ

Beijing

2

Beijing CAISSA International Travel Service Co

BCAISSA

Beijing

3

Beijing China International Travel Service Co, Ltd

BCITS

Beijing

4

Beijing China Youth Travel Service Co, Ltd

BCYTS

Beijing

5

Beijing Global Tour International Travel Service Co, Ltd

BGTI

Beijing

6

Beijing Hua Yuan International Travel Co, Ltd

BHUAYUAN

Beijing

7

Beijing North Star International Travel Service Ltd

BNSITS

Beijing

8

Beijing U Tour International Travel Service Co, Ltd

BUTI

Beijing

9

Beijing Xinhua International Tours Co, Ltd

BXINHUA

Beijing

10

BTG International Travel & Tours Co, Ltd

BBTG

Beijing

11

China Comfort Travel Service Head Office

CHINA COMFORT

National

12

China Golden Bridge Travel Service Co, Ltd Head Office

CGBTHO

National

13

China International Travel Service Ltd Head Office

CITSHO

National

14

China International Travel Service of Zhongshan Co, Ltd

CITSZS

Guangdong

15

China International Travel Service Shanghai

SCITS

Shanghai

16

China International Travel Service Shenzhen Co Ltd

CITSSZ

Guangdong

17

China Merchants Group Shanghai International Travel Service

SCMG

Shanghai

18

China Merchants International Travel Service Shenzhen Co Ltd

CMITSZ

Guangdong

19

China Peace International Travel Corporation

BCPI

Beijing

20

China Post and Telecom Tours

BPOST

Beijing

21

China Travel International (Guangdong) Ltd

CMITGZ

Guangdong

22

China Travel Service Co, Ltd, Beijing

BCTS

Beijing

23

China Travel Service Co, Ltd, Head Office

CTSHO

National

24

China Travel Service Head Office Beijing Co, Ltd

BCTI

Beijing

25

China Travel Service Shunde

CTSSD

Guangdong

26

China Women Travel Service Head Office

CWTSHO

National

27

China Youth Travel Service Dalian

DLCYTS

Liaoning

28

China Youth Travel Service Guangdong

CYTSGD

Guangdong

29

China Youth Travel Service Head Office

CYTSHO

National

30

China Youth Travel Service Jiangsu

JSCYTS

Jiangsu

31

Chongqing China Youth Travel Service Co, Ltd

CQCYTS

Chongqing

32

CITS Group Shanghai Co, Ltd

SNITS

Shanghai

33

CTS Holiday International Travel Co, Ltd Nanhai

CTSNH

Guangdong

34

CYTS Tours Guangdong Railway Co. Ltd

CYTSGR

Guangdong

35

Dongguan International Travel Service Co, Ltd

DITS

Guangdong

36

Guangdong China Travel Service Co, Ltd

CTSGD

Guangdong

37

Guangdong Great Scenery International Travel Service Co, Ltd

GTSCEN

Guangdong

38

Guangdong SZL International Travel Service Co, Ltd

SZL

Guangdong

39

Guangdong Yangchengzhilu International Travel Service Co, Ltd

YCZL

Guangdong

40

Guangzhou Comfort International Travel Service Co, Ltd

CCTGZ

Guangdong

41

GZL International Travel Service Ltd

GZL

Guangdong

42

Hangzhou China Travel Service

HZCTS

Zhejiang

43

Hangzhou OTC Travel International

HZOTC

Zhejiang

44

Hebei China Travel Service

HBCTS

Hebei

45

Hunan Tongcheng Enjoygoing International Travel Service Co, Ltd

HUNITS

Hunan

46

Liaoning Comfort International Travel Service Co, Ltd

LNCCT

Liaoning

47

Mingguang (Shanghai) International Travel Service Co, Ltd

MGITS

Shanghai

48

Nanhu International Travel Service Co., Ltd.

NHITS

Guangdong

49

Nanjing Zhongbei Friendship International Travel Service Co, Ltd

NJZBF

Jiangsu

50

Phoenix Travel Worldwide Co, Ltd

BCSTS

Beijing

51

Qingdao China International Travel Service

QDCITS

Shandong

52

Qingdao Huaqing International Travel Service

QDHUAQING

Shandong

53

Shandong China Youth Travel Service

SDCYTS

Shandong

54

Shanghai Airline Tours International Co, Ltd

SATI

Shanghai

55

Shanghai Ba-Shi International Travel Service Co, Ltd

SBUS

Shanghai

56

Shanghai China Travel International Ltd (CTIS)

SCTI

Shanghai

57

Shanghai China Women International Travel Service Co. Ltd

SWIT

Shanghai

58

Shanghai China Youth Travel Service

CYTS03

Shanghai

59

Shanghai Ctrip International Travel Service Co, Ltd

SCHIT

Shanghai

60

Shanghai Eastern Air International Travel Service & Transport Co

SEAIT

Shanghai

61

Shanghai Jin Jiang Tours Co, Ltd

SJIN

Shanghai

62

Shanghai New Comfort International Travel Co, Ltd

SNCIT

Shanghai

63

Shanghai Railway International Travel Service

SRIT

Shanghai

64

Shanghai Spring International Travel Service

SSIT

Shanghai

65

Shenzhen CEPT International Travel Service

CEPT

Guangdong

66

Shenzhen Comfort Travel Service Co, Ltd

CCTSZ

Guangdong

67

Shenzhen Port China Travel Service Co, Ltd

CTSSZP

Guangdong

68

Shenzhen Tourism (Group) Corporation

SZTC

Guangdong

69

Sichuan China Youth Travel Service

SCCYTS

Sichuan

70

Sichuan Comfort International Travel Service Co, Ltd

SCCOMFORT

Sichuan

71

TUYI Group Co, Ltd

ZJTIS

Zhejiang

72

VTOUR Travel Service Zhejiang Co, Ltd

ZJVTS

Zhejiang

73

Wuxi China International Travel Service

WCITS

Jiangsu

74

Wuxi China Travel Service Sincerity Tour Corp

WXCTS

Jiangsu

75

Xiamen Airlines International Travel Service Co, Ltd

XMITS

Fujian

76

Xiamen C&D International Travel Service Group

XCDITS

Fujian

77

Zhejiang CYTS International Travel

ZJCYTS

Zhejiang

78

Zhejiang China Travel Service Group

ZJCTS

Zhejiang

79

Zhejiang Everbright International Travel Co, Ltd

ZJEIT

Zhejiang