ASTUTE

S48 Bar - Regional Migartion

Good news for the skilled visa applicants, who had their visas refused or canceled onshore and cannot make a further application in Australia.

Subclasses 190, 491, and 494 have been added to this list of visa classes to allow applicants who have been nominated or invited by states and territories or for regional visas but who are currently s48 barred from applying onshore.

The amendment to Reg 2.12 facilitates applications for s48 barred applicants who cannot travel offshore due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions or for other reasons to make a further application onshore.

This Schedule 1 commences onĀ 13 November 2021