Migration Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2021 dated 18 February 2021 [“the Regulation”] amends the Migration Regulations 1994 to provide assistance to applicants and holders of specified visa categories who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Regulation contains five Schedules, including facilitating onshore grants of certain offshore visa applications; Subclass 300 (Prospective Marriage) visas; Temporary Skill Shortage (Class GK) visas; Distinguished Talent (Class BX) visas; and application and transitional provisions. It also includes provisions for endorsement by the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for global business and talent attraction to Australia.
The Regulation is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 22 February 2021, commenced on 27 February 2021 and is currently in force.
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