Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – Subclass 408 visas

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) advises that the Commonwealth Games Family is best described as all persons who are entitled to accreditation at the Games under the provisions of the CGF.  These include the CGF executive, organising committees, athletes, CG associations, International federations, games sponsors and games workforce.

Regulations within 408.3

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Second Work and Holiday Subclass 462 – Criteria for application

Legislative Instrument – IMMI 16/097 – F2016L01778 – Migration Regulations 1994 – Specification of Areas of Work and Kinds of Work – Specified Subclass 462 Work, specifies the kinds of work and the areas in Australia that provide eligibility to apply for a second Subclass 462 (Work and Holiday) visa.

Work and Holiday (subclass 462)

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Occupational Training Subclass 407 – Nomination and Training approval

The previous Regulations 2.72A to 2.72J have been repealed/substituted with a new Regulation 2.72A that specifies the criteria for nominating an occupational training program and nominee.

This Instrument specifies the following information for subparagraphs 2.27A(12)(c) & (d):

Reg 2.27A(12)(c) specifies that the sponsor must be:

an agency of a State or Territory
a higher education provider listed as a

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NSW announces Entrepreneur Visa Nomination Criteria

NSW Department of Industry – Skilled and Business Migration has announced its nomination criteria for Entrepreneur Visas.

To be eligible for NSW nomination for the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Entrepreneur stream, applicants must:

meet DIBP eligibility criteria
submit a business plan for complying entrepreneurial activity
demonstrate sufficient funds to settle in

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Passport costs to increase 1 January 2017

Legislative Instrument – F2016L01597 – Australian Passports (Application Fees) Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Determination 2016, increases the costs of Australian passports, travel documents and other associated processes from 1 January 2017.

The following increases will come into effect on that date:

Provisional travel documents – Nil
Passports for children and those over 75, with five

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Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa -From 19 November 2016

This visa would be for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to:

undertake short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work
in limited circumstances, participate in an activity or work relating to Australia’s interests.

The subclass will predominantly be granted for 3 months stay, but 6 months validity will still be available

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