Immigration Regulations 1999

  • revoked

Schedule 1
Exemptions

Part 1
Persons exempt from requirement to obtain visa

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  • Persons exempt from requirement to obtain temporary visa or residence visa:

  • 1Persons who are exempt under the Act or under these regulations from the requirement to hold a permit.

  • 2Persons who hold a current permanent residence visa (including a resident return visa) issued by the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia.

    • Schedule 1 clause A.2: substituted, on 12 October 2006, by regulation 4 of the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2006 (SR 2006/286).

 

  • Persons exempt from requirement to obtain temporary visa:

  • 1Citizens of the countries specified in subparagraph (i) or subparagraph (ii) below where—

    • (a)any such person is seeking a visitor's permit current for no longer than the period specified in the appropriate subparagraph; and

    • (b)the purpose of the visit is not for medical consultation or treatment:

      • (i)6 months: British citizens and other British passport holders who produce evidence of the right to reside permanently in the United Kingdom:

      • (ii)3 months: citizens of—

        Andorra, Principality of

        Argentina

        Austria

        Bahrain

        Belgium

        Brazil

        Brunei

        Bulgaria

        Canada

        Chile

        Cyprus

        Czech Republic

        Denmark

        Estonia

        Finland

        France

        Germany

        Greece

        Hungary

        Iceland

        Ireland

        Israel

        Italy

        Japan

        Korea, Republic of

        Kuwait

        Latvia

        Liechtenstein

        Lithuania

        Luxembourg

        Malaysia

        Malta

        Mexico

        Monaco

        Netherlands

        Norway

        Oman

        Poland

        Portugal (having the right of permanent residence in Portugal)

        Qatar

        Romania

        San Marino, Republic of

        Saudi Arabia

        Singapore

        Slovak Republic

        Slovenia

        South Africa, Republic of

        Spain

        Sweden

        Switzerland

        United Arab Emirates

        United States of America (including Nationals of USA)

        Uruguay

        Vatican City, State of the.

    • Schedule 1 clause B.1(b)(ii): amended, on 30 July 2007, by regulation 4 of the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2007 (SR 2007/169).

    • Schedule 1 clause B.1(b)(ii): amended, on 8 July 2005, by regulation 3 of the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2005 (SR 2005/204).

    • Schedule 1 clause B.1(b)(ii): amended, on 1 April 2005, by regulation 3 of the Immigration Amendment Regulations 2005 (SR 2005/63).

    • Schedule 1 clause B.1(b)(ii): amended, on 8 December 2003, by regulation 6 of the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 4) 2003 (SR 2003/348).

    • Schedule 1 clause B.1(b)(ii): amended, on 21 February 2003, by regulation 3 of the Immigration Amendment Regulations 2003 (SR 2003/13).

    • Schedule 1 clause B.1(b)(ii): amended, on 1 January 2003, by regulation 3 of the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/417).

    • Schedule 1 clause B.1(b)(ii): amended, on 1 January 2001, by regulation 3 of the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2000 (SR 2000/259).

    • Schedule 1 clause B.1(b)(ii): amended, on 1 December 2000, by regulation 3 of the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2000 (SR 2000/219).

    • Schedule 1 clause B.1(b)(ii): amended, on 1 March 2000, by regulation 2 of the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 6) 1999 (SR 1999/397).

  • 2Residents of Hong Kong travelling on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or British National (Overseas) passports where—

    • (a)any such person is seeking a visitor's permit current for no longer than 3 months; and

    • (b)the purpose of the visit is not for medical consultation or treatment.

  • 3Persons travelling on a United Nations laissez-passer who are seeking a visitor's permit current for no longer than 3 months, being a laissez-passer issued by the Secretariat of the United Nations pursuant to either—

    • (a)the United Nations Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, done at New York on 13 February 1946; or

    • (b)the United Nations Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialised Agencies of the United Nations, done at New York on 21 November 1947.

    • Schedule 1 clause B.3: added, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/222).

  • 4Permanent residents of Taiwan travelling on Taiwanese passports where—

    • (a)any such person is seeking a visitor's permit for no longer than 3 months; and

    • (b)the purpose of the visit is not for medical consultation or treatment.

    • Schedule 1 clause B.4: added, on 30 November 2009, by regulation 4 of the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/363).

Part 2
Persons exempt from requirement to hold permit

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Citizens of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Part 3
Courses of study or training for holders of temporary permit under specified working holiday schemes

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  • Schedule 1 Part 3: substituted, on 27 July 2009, by regulation 5 of the Immigration Amendment Regulations 2009 (SR 2009/179).

One or more courses of study or training undertaken by participants of the following working holiday schemes, the total duration of those courses not being more than 6 calendar months:

  • (a) Canada:

  • (b) Germany:

  • (c) Japan:

  • (d) Taiwan:

  • (e) United Kingdom.

  • Schedule 1 Part 3 heading: amended, on 26 July 2010, by regulation 5(1) of the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2010 (SR 2010/158).

Part 4
Courses of study or training for holders of temporary permit under working holiday schemes generally

r 26(2)(a)

  • Schedule 1 Part 4: added, on 27 July 2009, by regulation 5 of the Immigration Amendment Regulations 2009 (SR 2009/179).

One or more courses of study or training in New Zealand, the total duration of those courses not being more than 3 calendar months.

  • Schedule 1 Part 4 heading: amended, on 26 July 2010, by regulation 5(2) of the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2010 (SR 2010/158).

Part 5
Courses of study or training for holders of temporary permit granted for 24 months or more

r 26(2)(b)

  • Schedule 1 Part 5: substituted, on 26 July 2010, by regulation 5(3) of the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2010 (SR 2010/158).

  • 1 Any training (other than an apprenticeship or a cadetship) provided by an employer as part of the normal conditions of employment offered to the holder of a work permit.

  • 2 One or more courses of study or training, the total duration of those courses not being more than 3 calendar months for each 12-month period of the temporary permit.

Part 6
Courses of study or training for holders of other temporary permits

r 26(2)(c)

  • Schedule 1 Part 6: added, on 26 July 2010, by regulation 5(3) of the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2010 (SR 2010/158).

  • 1 Any training (other than an apprenticeship or a cadetship) provided by an employer as part of the normal conditions of employment offered to the holder of a work permit.

  • 2 One or more courses of study or training, the total duration of those courses not being more than 3 calendar months.

  • 3 One single period of study by the holder of a visitor's permit in any of years 1 to 13 in a primary, intermediate, secondary, or composite school, the total duration of the study not being more than 3 calendar months in each calendar year. The period of study—

    • (a) is to be started and completed within a calendar year; and

    • (b) must not be in term 1 if the person held a visitor's permit and undertook a period of study in term 4 of the immediately preceding year.