Migration (Specification of ETA-eligible Passports) Amendment Instrument (LIN 22/040) 2022, dated 19 February 2022, amends the Migration (IMMI 18/084: Specification of ETA-Eligible Passports) Instrument 2018 to specify a new condition for a passport issued by the authorities of Taiwan to be an ETA-eligible passport.
The instrument specifies that a passport issued by the authorities of Taiwan must not be a ‘Taiwanese compatriot document’ to be an ETA-eligible passport. A Taiwanese compatriot document is not recognized by Australia as a valid travel document. Therefore, the passport issued by the authorities of Taiwan will not be regarded as an eligible ETA passport, if it purports to be:
- an official passport or
- a diplomatic passport or
- a Taiwanese “compatriot” document.
The instrument is registered on the Federal register of Legislation on 19 February 2022.