Legislative Instrument – Migration Amendment (Temporary Graduate Visas) Regulations 2020, amends the Migration Regulations to provide COVID concessions to allow SC 485 Temporary Graduate Visas (TGV) applicants to apply offshore and presents the opportunity for second regional SC 485 TGV Post Study stream visas to be allowed under specified conditions.
Second SC 485 Temporary Graduate Visas
Definitions and amendments: This Instrument substitutes and provides definitions for the following terms under Regulation. Contact us now the best immigration agents in Canberra.
Designated regional area - new definition substituted with means a part of Australia specified in an instrument under new registration. This is an inclusive term that provides for the total area covered by the definitions of the designated city or major regional center and designated regional area and may also be used to describe either area.
Designated city or major regional center - means Perth, Adelaide, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Newcastle/Lake Macquarie, Illawarra / Wollongong, Canberra, Geelong, and Hobart
The designated regional center or other regional area means all other areas of regional Australia apart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth, Adelaide, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Newcastle/Lake Macquarie, Illawarra / Wollongong, Canberra, Geelong, and Hobart (i.e the areas listed in the definition of a designated city or major regional center).
Postcodes – the postcodes that define these areas are those in LIN 19/217 Regional Areas Instrument 2019.
Applications for a second Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa in the Post-Study Work stream can be made from that date. Ask the experts at the best immigration agents in Canberra that is IME Advisors.
Schedule 13 – 9303 – makes clear that the areas specified as a regional center or other regional areas on 20 January 2021 are also taken to be a regional center or other regional areas for all purposes relating to the assessment of where an applicant was living, working or studying before 20 January 2021.
Schedule 13 – 9304 – confirms that an area that was a selected regional area under the old definition continues to be a designated regional area under the new definition, to assess where the applicant lived, studied, and worked before 20 January 2021. When assessing where an applicant lived, studied, or worked after 20 January 2021, the new definition and new legislative instrument under the new version of regulation will be applicable. Ask about subclass 485 to the best immigration agents in Canberra.
Schedule 1 And 2 Requirements.
One year second Post Study 485 visas
Visa validity and second visa commencement