“(1) Despite regulation 3—
“(2) If the visa officer or immigration officer agrees to the request, regulations 3 to 17 do not apply, and the application for the visa or permit is to be made by the applicant supplying, by any appropriate means, the following information:
“(3) An application under subclause (2) must be completed by the applicant—
“(4) The visa officer or immigration officer processing the application may, before determining the application, require the applicant to—
“(5) Without limiting the means by which communication or information for the purposes of this regulation may be made or supplied, an applicant or visa officer or immigration officer may communicate or supply information by writing, by telephone, by facsimile, by any electronic means, or in person.
“(6) Except as provided in regulation 20 (which relates to applications involving family members), an application under this regulation must relate to 1 person only.
“(7) A person may make a request or an application for a visa or permit under this regulation on behalf of any other person, in which case the references in this regulation to an applicant are, where appropriate, to be read as references to the applicant's agent.
“(8) Despite a request under subclause (1) being agreed to, a visa officer or immigration officer may, at any time before a visa or permit is issued or granted, refuse to consider the application and direct that if the person to whom the application relates wishes to pursue an application for a visa or permit, they must complete an approved form. Where this happens,—