The purpose of the instrument is to specify the approved form and manner (the arrangements) for making an application for an Electronic Travel Authority (Class UD) visa (ETA visa). The instrument is being made consequential to amendments to item 1208A of Schedule 1 to the Regulations made by the Migration Amendment (2022 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2022 (Amendment Regulations).
Item 1208A of Schedule 1 to the Regulations prescribes the requirements for an applicant to make a valid ETA visa application. Some of these requirements must be specified in a legislative instrument for the purposes of the respective provisions under subregulation 2.07(5), including:
· the approved form for making an application for an ETA visa (see subitem 1208A(1) of Schedule 1); and
· the place and manner (if any) for making an application for an ETA visa (see paragraph 1208A(3)(a) of Schedule 1).