Migration Amendment (COVID-19 Concessions) Regulations 2020 dated 17 September 2020 [“the Regulations”] amend the Migration Regulations 1994 to provide assistance to temporary and provisional visa holders, who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic due to travel restrictions or restrictions imposed on businesses.
The Regulations defines a concession period, termed as ‘the initial concession period’ commencing from 01 February 2020. The Regulations amend provisions regarding Subclass 887 (Skilled—Regional) visas, Subclass 888 (Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent)) visas, Subclass 790 (Safe Haven Enterprise) visas, and Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visas, along with certain transitional provisions.
According to Section 2 of the Regulations, they come into effect from 19 September 2020, i.e., the day after their registration in the Federal Register of Legislation.
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