Migration Regulations 1994, as amended by Migration Amendment (COVID-19 Concessions) Regulations 2020 dated 17 September 2020 to 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, was compiled and registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 07 October 2020.
The amendment defines a concession period, termed as ‘the initial concession period’ commencing from 01 February 2020. The provisions regarding Subclass 887 (Skilled—Regional) visas, Subclass 888 (Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent)) visas, Subclass 790 (Safe Haven Enterprise) visas, and Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visas, along with certain transitional provisions were also amended.
These provisions are in effect from 19 September 2020 and accordingly, are currently in force.
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