Compilation of Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 dated 01 July 2021 incorporates the amendments made by Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2021 dated 24 June 2021 [“the Regulations”] to reflect the changes in the citizenship fees for applications received by the Department on or after 01 July 2021 and updates the places and currencies to pay citizenship application fees, including the relevant exchange rates.
The Regulations comprise seven schedules, including changes to citizenship fees, payment of citizenship fees in foreign currencies, and relevant application, saving and transitional provisions under Schedules 5, 6 and 7, respectively. The changes include applying nil application fee for evidence of citizenship where it is made as a combined application with citizenship by descent or adoption application, updating eligibility for concessional fees for an application for citizenship by conferral, and updating citizenship application fees. The Regulations also specify the relevant conversion instrument as the Migration (Payment of Visa Application Charges and Fees in Foreign Currencies) Instrument (LIN 21/003) 2021 (No. 2) and places and currencies instrument as the Migration (Places and Currencies for Paying of Fees) Instrument (LIN 21/004) 2021 (No. 2).
The Compilation is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 26 July 2021 and commenced on 01 July 2021.
To access the full compilation, click here.