VISITOR VISA APPLICATIONS FROM CITIZENS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (Subclause 600.251(2))
Key Words: 600,China
- This Instrument is made under subclause 600.251(2) of the Migration Regulations 1994 (‘the Regulations’).
- Subclause 600.251(2) of the Regulations requires that an applicant for a Subclass 600 visa in the Approved Destination Status (ADS) stream must be a resident of an area in the PRC specified by the Minister in an instrument in writing for this subclause.
- The purpose of the Instrument is to list all provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in Mainland China as specified areas for the purposes of subclause 600.251(2) of the Regulations. The instrument is being amended to account for the inclusion of applicants from the PRC, making an application under the Approved Destination Status (ADS) scheme, which will now result in the grant of a Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa instead of a Subclass 676 (Tourist) visa.