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LIN 22/027 Other as made
This instrument amends the Migration (Refund of Visa Application Charge) Instrument (LIN 21/007) 2021 to specify an additional circumstance where the first instalment of visa application charge may be refunded, to encourage visa holders in nominated subclasses to travel to Australia and participate in the Australian economy. Student visa holders who travel to Australia and arrive between 19 January 2022 and 19 March 2022 will be refunded the visa application charge they paid when they applied for their Student visa. Working holiday makers who travel to Australia between 19 January 2022 and 19 April 2022 will be refunded the visa application charge they paid when they applied for their Working Holiday Maker program visa.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 21 Jan 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Feb-2022
Tabled Senate08-Feb-2022
Date of repeal 22 Jan 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

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LIN 22/027

I, Alex Hawke, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, make this instrument under subparagraph 2.12F(1)(a)(ii) of the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Regulations).

Dated     20 January 2022

The Hon Alex Hawke MP

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs

 

1          Name

                 This instrument is the Migration (Refund of Visa Application Charge) Amendment Instrument (LIN 22/027) 2022.

2          Commencement

                 This instrument commences on 19 January 2022.

3          Amendment

                 Schedule 1 amends Migration (Refund of Visa Application Charge) Instrument (LIN 21/007) 2021.

 

Schedule 1  Amendment

(section 3)

1          After section 9

insert

10        Refund—certain visas where visa holder entered Australia on or after 19 January 2022

        (1)     This section applies in relation to a refund of the amount paid by way of the first instalment of the visa application charge in relation to an application for the following visas:

(a)   an eligible student visa; and

(b)   a Subclass 417 (Working Holiday) visa; and

(c)   a Subclass 462 (Work and Holiday) visa.

        (2)     For the purposes of subparagraph 2.12F(1)(a)(ii) of the Regulations, the circumstance set out in subsection (3) is specified. 

        (3)     The circumstance is that all of the following apply:

(a)   the person to whom the visa was granted entered Australia under the visa:

             (i)  for an eligible student visa—between 19 January 2022 and 19 March 2022; or

            (ii)  for a Subclass 417 (Working Holiday) visa or Subclass 462 (Work and Holiday) visa—between 19 January 2022 and 19 April 2022;

(b)   the request for the refund is made on or before 31 December 2022. 

        (4)     In this section:

eligible student visa means any of the following:

(a)   a Subclass 500 (Student) visa;

(b)   a Subclass 560 (Student Temporary) visa;

(c)   a Subclass 571 (Student Schools Sector) visa;

(d)   a Subclass 572 (Vocational Education and Training Sector) visa;

(e)   a Subclass 573 (Higher Education Sector) visa;

(f)    a Subclass 574 (Postgraduate Research Sector) visa;

(g)   a Subclass 575 (Non-Award Sector) visa.