Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification under subregulation 1.41(1) - Student Visa Assessment Levels - March 2012

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Commonwealth of Australia
 
Migration Regulations 1994
 
STUDENT VISA ASSESSMENT LEVELS
(SUBREGULATION 1.41(1))
 
 
I, CHRIS BOWEN, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, acting under subregulation 1.41(1) of the Migration Regulations 1994 (‘the Regulations’):
 
1.                REVOKE Instrument Number IMMI 11/011 signed on 7 March 2011 specifying an assessment level for a kind of eligible passport, in relation to each subclass of student visa, for the purposes of regulation 1.41 of the Regulations; AND
 
2.                SPECIFY, in relation to an application for a student visa made on or after
24 March 2012, an assessment level for a kind of eligible passport, in relation to each subclass of student visa referred to in the Schedule to this Instrument, for the purposes of subregulation 1.41(1) of the Regulations.
 
This Instrument, IMMI 12/005, commences on 24 March 2012, immediately after the commencement of Migration Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1)
 
Dated  21 March 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chris Bowen
 
Minister for Immigration and Citizenship
 
 
[NOTE 1: Subregulation 1.40(1) provides that for Division 1.8 of the Regulations, a passport is an eligible passport if it is a valid passport of a kind specified by Gazette Notice for this regulation; and the conditions (if any) specified by Gazette Notice for passports of that kind are satisfied.
NOTE 2:  Subregulation 1.41(1) provides that the Minister must specify by an instrument in writing an assessment level for a kind of eligible passport, in relation to each subclass of student visa, to which an applicant for a student visa who seeks to satisfy the primary criteria will be subject.
NOTE 3:  Subregulation 1.41(4) provides that the assessment level specified for a kind of eligible passport must be a number from 1 to 5, with assessment level 1 specified for a passport, holders of which pose a very low risk and assessment level 5 specified for a passport, holders of which pose an extremely high risk, and is not required to be the same for each subclass of student visa.]
 
 
Schedule
 
SUBCLASS 570 (INDEPENDENT ELICOS SECTOR)
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 1
 
Andorra
Ireland, Republic of
Norway

Austria
Italy
Oman

Bahrain
Japan
Poland

Belgium
Korea, Republic of
Portugal

Bulgaria
Kuwait
Qatar

Brunei
Latvia
San Marino

Canada
Liechtenstein
Saudi Arabia

Chile
Lithuania
Singapore

Cyprus
Luxembourg
Slovenia

Czech Republic
Macau Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China
Spain

Denmark
Malaysia
Sweden

Estonia
Malta
Switzerland

Finland
Mauritius
Taiwan

France
Mexico
United Arab Emirates

Germany
Monaco
United Kingdom [excluding British National (Overseas), British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person, British Subject]

Greece
Netherlands, Kingdom of the
United States of America

Hong Kong Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China
New Caledonia
Vatican City State (Holy See)

Iceland
 
 

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 2
Argentina
Guatemala
Puerto Rico

Bahamas
Honduras
Seychelles

Barbados
Hungary
Slovak Republic

Bhutan
Indonesia
Solomon Islands

Botswana
Israel
South Africa

Brazil
Lao People's Democratic Republic 
St Kitts-Nevis

British National (Overseas)
Maldives
St Lucia

Colombia
Montenegro, Republic of
St Vincent & Grenadines

Costa Rica
New Zealand 
Thailand

Croatia
Nicaragua
Trinidad and Tobago 

Cuba
North Mariana Islands
Ukraine

East Timor (Timor Leste)
Papua New Guinea
Uruguay

El Salvador
Paraguay
Vanuatu

Grenada
Peru
Venezuela

Guam
 
 

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 3
Ecuador
Nauru
Tonga

Egypt
Nepal
Turkey

Fiji
Nigeria
Tuvalu

Ghana
People’s Republic of China (excluding passports issued by the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau)
Vietnam

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Philippines
Western Samoa

Kenya
Romania
Zambia

Kiribati
Russian Federation
Zimbabwe

Mongolia
Tanzania
All eligible passports not elsewhere specified

Myanmar (Burma)
 
 

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 4
Bangladesh
Jordan
Pakistan

Cambodia, Kingdom of
Lebanon
Sri Lanka

India
 
 

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 5
None specified
 
SUBCLASS 571 (SCHOOLS SECTOR)
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 1
Andorra
Italy
Portugal

Argentina
Japan
Qatar

Austria
Korea, Republic of
San Marino

Bahrain
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia 

Belgium 
Latvia
Seychelles

Botswana
Liechtenstein
Singapore

Brazil
Lithuania
Slovak Republic

Brunei
Luxembourg
Slovenia

Canada
Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
Solomon Islands

Chile
Malaysia
South Africa

Czech Republic
Maldives
Spain

Denmark
Malta 
Sweden

Estonia
Mauritius
Switzerland

Finland
Mexico
Taiwan

France
Monaco
Thailand

Germany
Netherlands, Kingdom of the
United Arab Emirates

Greece
New Caledonia
United Kingdom [excluding British National (Overseas), British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person, British Subject]

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
Norway
United States of America

Hungary
Oman
Vanuatu

Iceland 
Peru 
Vatican City State (Holy See)

Indonesia
Philippines
Venezuela

Ireland, Republic of
Poland
 

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 2
Afghanistan
Guatemala
Puerto Rico

Bahamas
Honduras
Romania

Barbados
India 
Russian Federation

Bhutan
Jordan
St Kitts-Nevis

British National (Overseas)
Kenya
St Lucia

Bulgaria
Lao People's Democratic Republic
St Vincent & Grenadines 

Colombia
Lebanon
Tanzania

Costa Rica
Nepal
Trinidad and Tobago    

Cyprus
New Zealand 
Turkey

East Timor (Timor Leste)
Nicaragua
Ukraine

Ecuador
North Mariana Islands
Vietnam

Grenada
Papua New Guinea
Zambia

Guam
Paraguay
Zimbabwe

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 3
Cambodia, Kingdom of
Kiribati
Sri Lanka

Egypt
Mongolia
Tonga

Fiji
Myanmar (Burma)
Tuvalu

Ghana
Nauru
Uruguay

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Nigeria
Western Samoa

Israel
Pakistan
All eligible passports not elsewhere specified

 
 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 4
Bangladesh
People’s Republic of China (excluding passports issued by the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau)
 
 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 5
None specified
 
SUBCLASS 572 (VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING SECTOR)
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 1
Andorra
Ireland, Republic of
Poland

Austria
Italy
Portugal

Bahrain
Japan
Qatar

Belgium
Korea, Republic of
Reunion

British National (Overseas)
Kuwait 
San Marino 

Brunei 
Latvia
Seychelles

Bulgaria
Liechtenstein
Singapore

Canada
Lithuania
Slovenia

Chile
Luxembourg
Spain

Cyprus
Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Sweden

Denmark
Malaysia
Switzerland

Estonia
Malta
Taiwan

Finland
Mexico
United Arab Emirates

France
Monaco
United Kingdom [excluding British National (Overseas), British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person, British Subject]

Germany
Netherlands, Kingdom of the
United States of America

Greece
New Caledonia
Vatican City State (Holy See)

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Norway
Venezuela

Iceland
Oman
 

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 2
Argentina
Guatemala
Peru

Bahamas
Honduras
Puerto Rico

Barbados
Hungary
Saudi Arabia

Belize
Indonesia
Slovak Republic

Bhutan
Israel
Solomon Islands

Bosnia-Herzegovina
Jordan
South Africa

Botswana
Lao People's Democratic Republic
St Kitts-Nevis

Brazil
Maldives
St Lucia

Costa Rica
Mauritius 
St Vincent & Grenadines

Croatia
Montenegro, Republic of
Thailand

Czech Republic
New Zealand 
Trinidad and Tobago

East Timor
Nicaragua
Turkey

El Salvador
North Mariana Islands
Uruguay

Grenada
Papua New Guinea
Vanuatu

Guam
Paraguay
 

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 3
Cambodia, Kingdom of
Myanmar (Burma)
Tonga

Colombia
Nauru
Tuvalu

Ecuador
Nigeria
Vietnam

Egypt
Philippines
Western Samoa

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Romania
Zambia

Kenya
Russian Federation
Zimbabwe

Kiribati
Tanzania
All eligible passports not elsewhere specified

Mongolia
 
 

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 4
Bangladesh
India
Pakistan

Fiji
Lebanon
People’s Republic of China (excluding passports issued by the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau)

Ghana
Nepal
Sri Lanka

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 5
None specified
 
SUBCLASS 573 (HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR)
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 1
Andorra
Hungary
Poland

Argentina
Iceland
Portugal

Austria
Ireland, Republic of
Qatar 

Bahamas
Italy
Reunion

Bahrain
Japan
San Marino

Barbados
Korea, Republic of
Saudi Arabia

Belgium
Kuwait
Seychelles

Botswana
Latvia
Singapore

Brazil
Liechtenstein
Slovak Republic

British National (Overseas)
Lithuania
Slovenia

Brunei 
Luxembourg
Solomon Islands

Bulgaria
Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
South Africa

Canada
Malaysia 
Spain

Chile
Maldives
Sweden

Costa Rica
Malta
Switzerland

Cyprus
Mauritius
Taiwan

Czech Republic
Mexico
Thailand

Denmark
Monaco
United Arab Emirates

Estonia
Netherlands, Kingdom of the
United Kingdom [excluding British National (Overseas), British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person, British Subject]

Finland
New Caledonia
United States of America

France
Norway
Vanuatu

Germany
Oman
Vatican City State (Holy See)

Greece
Papua New Guinea
Venezuela

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Peru
 

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 2
Bhutan
Jamaica
Russian Federation

Bolivia
Kazakhstan
St Kitts-Nevis

Belize
Kiribati
St Lucia

Bosnia-Herzegovina
Lao People's Democratic Republic
St Vincent & Grenadines 

Colombia
Malawi
Suriname

Croatia
Montenegro, Republic of
Syria

East Timor (Timor Leste)
Namibia
Tonga

Ecuador
Mozambique 
Trinidad and Tobago

El Salvador
New Zealand
Turkey 

Grenada
North Mariana Islands
Ukraine

Guam
Paraguay
Uruguay

Guatemala
Philippines
Vietnam

Honduras
Puerto Rico
Yemen

Indonesia
Romania
Zambia

Israel
 
 

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 3
Bangladesh
Kenya
Nigeria

Cambodia, Kingdom of
Lebanon
Peoples Republic of China [excluding passports issued by the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau]

Egypt
Mongolia
Tanzania

Fiji
Myanmar (Burma)
Tuvalu

India
Nauru
Western Samoa

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Nepal
All eligible passports not elsewhere specified

Jordan
 
 

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 4
Ghana
Sri Lanka
Zimbabwe

Pakistan
 
 

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 5
None specified
 
SUBCLASS 574 (POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SECTOR)
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 1
Andorra
Ireland, Republic of
Philippines

Argentina
Israel
Poland

Austria
Italy
Portugal

Bahamas
Japan
Qatar

Bahrain
Jordan
Romania

Barbados
Korea, Republic of
Russian Federation

Belgium
Indonesia
San Marino

Bhutan
Kazakhstan
Saudi Arabia

Botswana
Kuwait
Seychelles

Brazil
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Singapore

British National (Overseas)
Latvia 
Slovak Republic

Brunei
Lebanon
Slovenia

Bulgaria
Liechtenstein
Solomon Islands

Canada
Lithuania
South Africa

Chile
Luxembourg
Spain

Costa Rica
Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Sweden

Cyprus
Malaysia
Switzerland

Czech Republic
Maldives
Taiwan

Denmark
Malta
Tanzania

East Timor (Timor Leste)
 
Mauritius
Thailand

Ecuador
Mexico
Tonga

Egypt
Monaco
Turkey

Estonia
Nepal
Ukraine

Finland
Netherlands, Kingdom of the
United Arab Emirates

France
New Caledonia
United Kingdom [excluding British National (Overseas), British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person, British Subject]

Germany
North Mariana Islands
United States of America

Greece
Norway
Uruguay

Guam
Oman
Vanuatu

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Papua New Guinea
 
Vatican City (Holy See)

Hungary
Peoples Republic of China [excluding passports issued by the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau]
Venezuela

Iceland
 
Peru
Vietnam

India
 
 
 

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 2
All eligible passports not elsewhere specified
 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 3
None specified
 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 4
None specified
 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 5
None specified
 
SUBCLASS 575 (NON-AWARD SECTOR)
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 1
Andorra
Ireland, Republic of
Portugal

Argentina
Israel
Qatar

Austria
Italy
San Marino

Bahrain
Japan
Saudi Arabia 

Belgium 
Korea, Republic of
Seychelles

Botswana
Kuwait
Singapore

Brazil
Latvia
Slovak Republic

Brunei 
Liechtenstein
Slovenia

Bulgaria
Lithuania
Solomon Islands

Canada
Luxembourg
South Africa

Chile
Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Spain

Colombia
Malaysia
Sweden

Cyprus
Malta
Switzerland

Czech Republic
Mexico
Taiwan

Denmark
Monaco
Thailand

Estonia
Netherlands, Kingdom of the
Turkey

Finland
New Caledonia
United Arab Emirates

France
Norway
United Kingdom [excluding British National (Overseas), British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person, British Subject]

Germany
Oman
United States of America

Greece
Peru
Vanuatu

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Philippines
Vatican City State (Holy See)

Hungary
Poland
Venezuela

Iceland
 
 

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 2
Bahamas
Grenada
North Mariana Islands

Barbados
Guam
Papua New Guinea

Bhutan
Guatemala
Paraguay

Bosnia-Herzegovina
Honduras
Puerto Rico

British National (Overseas)
Indonesia
Romania

Costa Rica
Iran
Russian Federation

Croatia
Kazakhstan
St Kitts-Nevis

East Timor (Timor Leste)
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
St Lucia

Ecuador
Mauritius
St Vincent & Grenadines 

El Salvador
Montenegro, Republic of
Suriname

Fiji
New Zealand
Trinidad and Tobago

Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia
Nicaragua
Ukraine

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 3
Bangladesh
Maldives
Tonga

Cambodia, Kingdom of
Mongolia
Tuvalu

Egypt
Myanmar (Burma)
Uruguay

Ghana
Nauru
Vietnam

India
Nepal
Western Samoa

Jordan
Nigeria
Zambia

Kenya
People’s Republic of China [excluding passports issued by the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau]
Zimbabwe

Kiribati   
Sri Lanka
All eligible passports not elsewhere specified

Lebanon
Tanzania
 

 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 4
Pakistan 
 
 
Kind of eligible passport – Assessment level 5
None specified
 
SUBCLASS 576 (AUSAID OR DEFENCE SECTOR)
Kind of eligible passport
Assessment level

None specified
Assessment level 1

All eligible passports
Assessment level 2

None specified
Assessment level 3

None specified
Assessment level 4

None specified
Assessment level 5