Compilation of Migration Regulations 1994

Compilation of Migration Regulation 1994 dated 01 July 2021 incorporates the amendments made by Migration Amendment (Subclass 189 Visas) Regulations 2021, Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2021, and Migration Amendment (Visa Application Charge) Regulations 2021 to reflect the relevant changes. Migration Amendment (Subclass 189 Visas) Regulations 2021 reduces the number of…

Compilation of Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016

Compilation of Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 dated 01 July 2021 incorporates the amendments made by Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2021 dated 24 June 2021 [“the Regulations”] to reflect the changes in the citizenship fees for applications received by the Department on or after 01 July 2021 and updates the places…

Compilation of 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

Compilation of 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 14 May 2021 [“the Compilation”] incorporates the amendments made by Migration (COVID-19 Pandemic event for Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa and visa application charge for Temporary Activity (Class…

Migration (Class of persons: Nil VAC for Work and Holiday and Working Holiday visas) Instrument (LIN 21/043) 2021

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.…

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…

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…

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…