Migration (LIN 20/101: Arrangements for certain visa applications) Amendment Instrument 2020. Commences on 14 March 2020 Amends LIN 19/209 and LIN 19/211.

Migration (LIN 19/209: Arrangements for Certain Skilled and Temporary Graduate Visa
Applications) Instrument 20199 (F2019LO1401)
Migration (LIN 19/211: Arrangements for Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)
Visa Applications) Instrument 2019 (F2019LO1449)
LIN 19/209 operates to specify the approved form and the place and manner in which
applications must be lodged for certain skilled and temporary graduate visas.
a. Subclass 887 (Skilled – Regional) visa b. Subclass 189 (Skilled – Independent) visa
c. Subclass 190 (Skilled – Nominated) visa d. Subclass 476 (Skilled – Recognised Graduate
e. Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa f. Sublcass 489 (Skilled – Regional (Provisional)
g. Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa.
The purpose of LIN 20/101 for LIN 19/209 is to update the place and manner of lodgment for
applications for the Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)) visa in the Skilled
Work Regional (Provisional) (Class PS) class of visa. This change ensures that all
applicants can lodge a visa application in the same place and manner with no differentiation
between primary and secondary applicants. It also provides a technical amendment to the
item name of the class of visa due to a drafting error.
LIN 19/211 operates to specify the requirements for making an application for a Subclass
494 visa. For the purposes of subitem 1242(1) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, the
instrument specifies the approved form for making a valid application. For the purposes of
paragraph 1242(3)(a) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations LIN 19/211 also specifies the manner
in which an application must be made and specifies for the purposes of subitem 1242(6) of
Schedule 1 to the Regulations, the circumstances for when subitem 1242(5) of Schedule 1
to the Regulations does not apply to an application.

The purpose of LIN 20/101 for LIN 19/211 is to update the definition of departmental email
and repeal the definition of official departmental email address to provide clarity regarding an
official departmental email address; and omit subsection 5(5) of the instrument and repeal
the definition of subsequent applicant to ensure that all applicants for Subclass 494 (Skilled
Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (Class PE) class of visa, can lodge a visa
application in the same place and manner with no differentiation between primary and
secondary applicants.

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