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This instrument amends the Migration Regulations 1994 to allow applications in Australia for certain skilled and regional visas by persons who are currently prevented from applying in Australia but are unable to leave and apply from overseas due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions, and make routine biannual amendments to the Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 to update foreign currency exchange rates for citizenship applications.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 29 Oct 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Nov-2021
Tabled Senate22-Nov-2021
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2021

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 28 October 2021

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Alex Hawke

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Allow applications for certain skilled visas by persons in Australia under section 48        2

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                                               2

Schedule 2—Payment of citizenship fees in foreign currencies                                           3

Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016                                                                                          3

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this instrument is registered.

30 October 2021

2.  Schedule 1

13 November 2021.

13 November 2021

3.  Schedule 2

1 January 2022.

1 January 2022

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the following:

                     (a)  the Australian Citizenship Act 2007;

                     (b)  the Migration Act 1958.

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.

Schedule 1Allow applications for certain skilled visas by persons in Australia under section 48

  

Migration Regulations 1994

1  After paragraph 2.12(r)

Insert:

                    ; (s)  Skilled—Nominated (Permanent) (Class SN);

                      (t)  Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (Class PS);

                     (u)  Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (Class PE).

Schedule 2Payment of citizenship fees in foreign currencies

  

Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016

1  Subsection 16(7)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (7)  In this section:

conversion instrument means the Migration (Payment of Visa Application Charges and Fees in Foreign Currencies) Instrument (LIN 22/001) 2022 as in force on 1 January 2022.

places and currencies instrument means the Migration (Places and Currencies for Paying of Fees) Instrument (LIN 22/002) 2022 as in force on 1 January 2022.

2  In the appropriate position in Part 4

Insert:

30  Application of amendment made by Schedule 2 to the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2021

                   The amendment of section 16 made by Schedule 2 to the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2021 applies in relation to an application made on or after 1 January 2022.