Migration Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2022, dated 03 March 2022, amends visa conditions 8104 and 8105 applicable on visa holders and their dependants and also allows dependent child and resident return visa applicants outside Australia to lodge a visa application in Australia.
For the purpose of retaining workers in the labour market, the instrument makes the following changes:
Schedule 1: Student Subclass 500 Visa
It allows student visa holders and their dependents to work full-time, where they are permitted to work on their previous visas before the student’s course commences. It applies to current student visa holders as well as to future student visa grants, with a purpose to reduce pressure on industries due to the impact of COVID-19.
Schedule 2: Dependent Child Subclass 445 Visa
It enables subclass 445 visa applicants to be granted this visa irrespective of their location at the time they made their visa application and at the time that the visa is granted and to allow subclass 445 visa applicants outside Australia to lodge their application directly with a Departmental office in Australia.
Schedule 3:Resident Return Subclass 155 and 157 Visa
It enables subclass 155 and 157 visa applicants outside Australia to make an application in Australia, regardless of whether it is an internet or paper application, and also enables the visa applicants who lodged their visa application outside Australia to be granted the visa while they are in Australia, rather than requiring them to be outside Australia at the time of grant.
The instrument is registered on the Federal register of Legislations on 04 March 2022 and commenced on 05 March 2022. It is currently in force.
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