Student Subclass 500, Child Visas Subclass 445 and Resident return visas Subclass 155/157
This Instrument amends Conditions 8104 and 8105 for Student subclass visa holders and dependents. It also permits dependent child subclass visas and resident return subclass visas applicants outside Australia to lodge an application in Australia.
Schedule 1 of this Instrument amends these conditions to permit Student visa holders and their dependents to work full time before the students’ course commences where they had permission to work on their previous visas.
Child Subclass 445 Visas
Schedule 2 of this Instrument amends the Regulations to allow Subclass 445 visa applicants to be granted this visa even if they are not in the same location as when the application was made. This amendment also allows applicants outside Australia to lodge their application directly with a Departmental office in Australia.
The Instrument also makes a technical amendment so that only the parent holding one of the relevant provisional partner visas may make a valid application for their child.
Resident Return Visas
Schedule 3 of this instrument amends the Regulations to enable Subclass 155 and 157 visa applicants outside Australia to make an application in Australia, regardless of whether it is an internet or paper application. It also enables Subclass 155 and 157 visa applicants who lodged their visa application outside Australia to be granted the visa while they are in Australia, rather than requiring them to be outside Australia at the time of grant.