Summary of selected changes coming in effect on 01 July 2016

Occupation Lists For Skilled Visas:

IMMI 16/059 - F2016L00800 - occupations on the SOL and CSOL

Student visas Changes:

IMMI 16/011 - F2016L00552 - Australian values statement for PIC 4019 to be included in applications for Subclass 500 Student and Subclass 590 Student Guardian visas

Migration Legislation Amendment 2016 (2016 Measures No1) Regulation 2016 F2016L005523 - Schedule 4 provides the new simplified student visa framework

IMMI 16/012 - F2016L00625 - Visas attracting a subsequent temporary application charge

IMMI 16/015 - F2016L00628 - student visa applicants who are not required to pay the first instalment of the visa application charge as a result of education provider default

IMMI 16/016 - F2016L00638 - persons precluded from lodging a student visa onshore in Australia

IMMI 16/017 - F2016L00630 - approved forms, place and manner for making applications for student visas

IMMI 16/018 - F2016L00639 - specifies financial capacity for student, family unit members, spouse and parent annual incomes for student visas

IMMI 16/019 - F2016L00629 - specifies English language tests and evidence exemptions for student visas

IMMI 16/027- F2016L00650 - specifies the evidence required for intended course of study for student visa applications

Bridging Visas

IMMI 2016/014 - F2016L00554 - forms, places and manner of making an application for a Bridging Visa


IMMI 16/009 - F2016L00675 - specifies arrangements for visitor visa applications in Tourist, Sponsored Family, Business Visitor and Approved Destination streams

Working Holiday visas

IMMI 16/0441 - F2016L00757 - definitions of specified work and regional Australia, for eligibility to be granted a second Working Holiday Visa.

Foreign Currencies

IMMI 16/036 - F2016L00626 - specifies places and currencies for paying of fees in Australia or a foreign country

IMMI 16/035 - F2016L00632 - specifies the foreign currencies and exchange rate for the Australian Dollar, for the payment of fees and charges other than for an Internet application

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