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LIN 22/042 Other as made
This instrument repeals the Migration (Class of persons: Nil VAC for Work and Holiday and Working Holiday visas) Instrument (LIN 21/043) 2021 and specifies the class of persons for whom the base visa application charge (VAC) for a subclass 417 visa or subclass 462 visa is nil. The instrument also extends the nil VAC concession introduced by LIN 21/043.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 04 Mar 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate28-Mar-2022
Tabled HR29-Mar-2022

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LIN 22/042

I, Paul Denman, delegate of the Minister, make this instrument under subregulation 2.07(5) of the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Regulations).

Dated 4 March 2022

 

 

 

 

Paul Denman

Acting Senior Executive Band 1

Immigration Programs Division

Department of Home Affairs

 


1          Name

                 This instrument is the Migration (Nil VAC for Work and Holiday and Working Holiday visas) Instrument (LIN 22/042) 2022.

2          Commencement

                 This instrument commences on 5 March 2022.

Note          This instrument may apply retrospectively—see Legislation Act 2003, subsection 12(2).

3          Definitions

In this instrument:

excluded applicant means an applicant who has applied for:

(a)        a subclass 417 visa; or

(b)        a subclass 462 visa

with nil VAC and:

(c)        the applicant has been granted the visa; or

(d)        the applicant has been refused the visa; or

(e)        the application is not finalised. 

subclass 417 visa means Working Holiday (Subclass 417) visa.

subclass 462 visa means Work and Holiday (Subclass 462) visa.

VAC means visa application charge.

Note 1       For the meaning of offshore COVID-19 affected visa and onshore COVID-19 affected visa—see the Regulations, regulation 1.15P. 

Note 2       For the meaning of visa application charge—see Migration Act 1958, section 5. 

4          Class of persons for nil VAC—subclass 417 visa

        (1)     For subparagraph 1225(2)(a)(i) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, an applicant mentioned in subsection (2) or (3) is specified.  

        (2)     An applicant who:

(a)   applies for a subclass 417 visa outside Australia; and

(b)   last held an offshore COVID-19 affected visa; and

(c)   is not an excluded applicant. 

        (3)     An applicant who:

(a)   applies for a subclass 417 visa in Australia; and

(b)   held an onshore COVID-19 affected visa; and

(c)   is not an excluded applicant.

5          Class of persons for nil VAC—subclass 462 visa

        (1)     For subparagraph 1224A(2)(a)(i) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, an applicant mentioned in subsection (2) or (3) is specified. 

        (2)     An applicant who:

(a)   applies for a subclass 462 visa outside Australia; and

(b)   last held an offshore COVID-19 affected visa; and

(c)   is not an excluded applicant. 

        (3)     An applicant who:

(a)   applies for a subclass 462 visa in Australia; and

(b)   held an onshore COVID-19 affected visa; and

(c)   is not an excluded applicant.

6          Repeal

                 Migration (Class of persons: Nil VAC for Work and Holiday and Working Holiday visas) Instrument (LIN 21/043) 2021 is repealed.