Migration Amendment (Hong Kong Passport Holders) Regulations 2020 dated 20 August 2020 [“the Regulations”] amends Migration Regulations 1994 to implement policy changes relating to visas for Hong Kong passport holders.
The Regulations amend Reg 482.511 of the Migration Regulations and defines a temporary visa permitting the holder to travel to, and enter, Australia and to remain in Australia during the period that starts when the visa comes into effect and end of the visa period. The Regulations also outline provisions applicable to Subclass 457 visas, Subclass 482 visas granted before 9 July 2020, Subclass 482 visas granted on or after 9 July 2020, and Subclass 485 visas granted before 9 July 2020, for Hong Kong passport holders.
The Regulations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 21 August 2020 but as per Section 2 of the Regulations, they commence from 09 July 2020 and accordingly are in effect now.
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