Migration (Temporary Visa Subclass for the Purpose of Health Requirement) Specification (LIN 22/007) 2022, dated 11 April 2022
The instrument specifies temporary visa subclasses which may lead to permanent visas for subparagraphs 4005(2)(b)(ii) and 4007(1 A)(b)(ii) of Schedule 4 to the Migration Regulations 1994 and also repeals “Visa Subclasses for the Purposes of the Health Requirement 2016/067”.
If an application is for a temporary visa of a subclass specified for subparagraph 4005(2)(b)(ii) or 4007(1A)(b)(ii) of Schedule 4 to the Regulations, then the applicant’s health and associated costs will be assessed for the same period for which a permanent visa is assessed, that is, a period commencing when the application is made. For this purpose, the instrument updates the specified temporary visa subclasses by adding two new subclasses, namely Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) and Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (subclass 494). The instrument also removed certain temporary visa subclasses which were previously specified in IMMI 16/067, as those visa subclasses have been repealed and closed to new applications before the commencement of the instrument.
The instrument specifies the specific visa subclasses and is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 12 April 2022. It commenced on 13 April 2022 and is currently in force.