Migration (Class of persons: Nil VAC for Work and Holiday and Working Holiday visas) Instrument (LIN 21/043) 2021 dated 22 June 2021 [“the Instrument”] amends criteria for Subclass 417 (Working Holiday) visa and Subclass 462 (Work and Holiday) visa applicants to specify the class of persons for whom Visa Application Charge (VAC) amount is nil.
The Instrument amends subparagraph 1225(2)(a)(i) and subparagraph 1224A(2)(a)(i) of Schedule 1 to the Migration Regulations 1994 to specify nil VAC for applicants whose last held visa is a COVID-19 affected visa and the applicant has not made an application for another Subclass 417 (Working Holiday) visa or Subclass 462 (Work and Holiday) visa, as the case may be, for which the VAC amount was nil, that is not finalised or has been refused. The meaning of COVID-19 affected visa is governed by Regulation 1.15P.
The Instrument is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 25 June 2021, commenced on 01 July 2021 and is currently in force.
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