Compilation of Migration (IMMI 18/084: Specification of ETA-Eligible Passports) Instrument 2018, dated 20 February 2022 [“the Compilation”] incorporates the amendments made by Migration (Specification of ETA-Eligible Passports) Amendment Instrument (LIN 22/040) 2022 [ the Instrument] to specify a new condition for a passport issued by the authorities of Taiwan to be an ETA-eligible passport.
The instrument specifies that a passport issued by the authorities of Taiwan must not be a ‘Taiwanese compatriot document’ to be an ETA-eligible passport. A Taiwanese compatriot document is not recognised by Australia as a valid travel document. Therefore, the passport issued by the authorities of Taiwan will not be regarded as an eligible ETA passport, if it purports to be:
- an official passport or
- a diplomatic passport or
- a Taiwanese “compatriot” document.
The compilation is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 16 March 2022 and commenced on 20 February 2022. It is currently in force.
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