Migration (Class of persons for Visitor (Class FA) visa nil VAC) Instrument (LIN 21/021) 2021

Migration (Class of persons for Visitor (Class FA) visa nil VAC) Instrument (LIN 21/021) 2021 dated 24 February 2021[“the Instrument”] amends Schedule 1 criteria for Subclass 600 visitor visa applicants and specifies class of persons to whom nil Visa Application Charge (VAC) is applicable. The Instrument specifies the following conditions for nil VAC for purpose…

Government announces Visa Application Charge changes to support tourism and agriculture

As part of the Federal Budget 2020-2021 delivered on 06 October 2020, the Morrison Government announced support in form of refunding Visa Application Charge (VAC) or granting waivers to International tourists and temporary visa holders to meet critical skills shortage in Australia. Visa holders who are eligible for this support include prospective marriage visa holders,…

Budget 2020-2021

On 06 October 2020, Federal Budget 2020-2021 was delivered by the Morrison Government outlining Australia’s economic recovery plan with focus on protecting Australians, securing the borders, providing resources to recover from the impact of Covid-19 pandemic. As part of the plan, the Government announced measures regarding National Security, cyber security strategy, critical infrastructure and systems…

Migration (LIN 20/229: COVID-19 Pandemic event for Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa and visa application charge for Temporary Activity (Class GG) visa) Instrument 2020

Migration (LIN 20/229: COVID-19 Pandemic event for Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa and visa application charge for Temporary Activity (Class GG) visa) Instrument 2020 dated 07 September 2020 [“the Instrument”] outlines event, classes of persons and Visa Application Charge (VAC) for COVID-19 Pandemic event visa. Covid-19 Pandemic Event visa was introduced vide the Migration (LIN…

Electronic Travel Authority

Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601) is a temporary visa that allows you to visit Australia for a holiday or a cruise, to visit family or friends, or to undertake certain business visitor activities, if you have a passport from an eligible country. Eligibility for Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) You must: Have passport from an eligible…

Migration (LIN 20/158: Class of Persons for Student (Temporary) (Class TU) Visa Applications) Instrument 2020

Migration (LIN 20/158: Class of Persons for Student (Temporary) (Class TU) Visa Applications) Instrument 2020 dated 24 July 2020 [“the Instrument”] specifies additional classes of persons applying for a Student Visa (Subclass 500) to whom the nil VAC (Visa Application Charge) applies. The Instrument provides that international students who held a valid Subclass 500 visa…

Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 complied

The Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 made under the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth) was amended to incorporate the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Credit Card and PayPal Surcharge) Regulations 2020 dated 11 June 2020 and the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2020 dated 19 March 2020. Accordingly, a compilation of the Australian…