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This instrument amends the Migration Regulations 1994 to prescribe Japanese Self-Defense Force members and civilian component members, coming under the Reciprocal Access Agreement between Australia and Japan, for the purposes of being taken to be granted a special purpose visa.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 26 Oct 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR27-Oct-2022
Tabled Senate21-Nov-2022
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Migration Amendment (Status of Forces Agreement) Regulations 2022

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               13 October       2022

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Andrew Giles

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                                               2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Migration Amendment (Status of Forces Agreement) Regulations 2022.

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.  The whole of this instrument

The later of:

(a) the day after this instrument is registered; and

(b) the day the Agreement between Australia and Japan Concerning the Facilitation of Reciprocal Access and Cooperation Between the Australian Defence Force and the Self‑Defense Forces of Japan, done at Canberra and Tokyo on 6 January 2022, comes into force for Australia.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur within the period of 18 months beginning on the day this instrument is registered.

 

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 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 1Amendments

  

Migration Regulations 1994

1  Regulation 1.03 (subparagraph (a)(iii) of the definition of foreign armed forces dependant)

After “member”, insert “, other than one who is, for the purposes of a Status of Forces Agreement between Australia and Japan, a member of the armed forces of Japan”.

2  Regulation 1.03 (subparagraph (a)(iv) of the definition of foreign armed forces dependant)

After “member”, insert “, other than one who is, for the purposes of a Status of Forces Agreement between Australia and Japan, a member of the civilian component of the armed forces of Japan”.

3  Regulation 1.03 (paragraph (a) of the definition of SOFA forces civilian component member)

After “France,”, insert “Japan,”.

4  Regulation 1.03 (paragraph (a) of the definition of SOFA forces member)

After “France,”, insert “Japan,”.