Migration Amendment (Temporary Graduate Visas) Regulations 2020 dated 10 December 2020 [“the Regulations”] amend the Migration Regulations 1994 by encouraging international students to study in regional Australia and to continue living on a Temporary Graduate visa (Subclass 485).
The Regulations amend Schedule 1, 2, 8 and 13 criteria in relation to Temporary Graduate visas and clarifies the operation of a concession provided by the Migration Amendment (COVID-19 Concessions) Regulations 2020 by making certain technical amendments. Migration Amendment (COVID-19 Concessions) Regulations 2020 dated 17 September 2020 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 and defines a concession period, termed as ‘the initial concession period’ commencing from 01 February 2020.
The Regulations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 18 December 2020 and according to Section 2 of the Regulations, Schedule 1 commences on 19 December 2020 and Schedule 2 commences on 20 January 2021.
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