Commonwealth of Australia
Migration Regulations 1994
TRANSIT PASSENGERS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A SPECIAL PURPOSE VISA (Paragraph 2.40(1)(n))
I, CHRIS BOWEN, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, acting under paragraph 2.40(l)(n) of the Migration Regulations 1994 (‘the Regulations’):
1. REVOKE Instrument number IMMI 09/064, signed on 4 February 2010 specifying transit passengers for the purposes of paragraph 2.40(1)(n) of the Regulations; AND
2. SPECIFY each class of persons specified in clauses (a) to (d) of the schedule to this instrument as a class of persons for the purposes of paragraph 2.40(1)(n) of the Regulations.
This Instrument, IMMI 12/072, commences on 8 June 2012.
Dated 7 June 2012
Minister for Immigration and Citizenship
[NOTE 1: Paragraph 2.40(1)(n) of the Regulations provides that transit passengers who belong to a class of persons specified by Gazette Notice are prescribed as having a Special Purpose Visa for the purposes of section 33(2)(a) of the Migration Act 1958.
NOTE 2: Subsection 56(1) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 provides that if the enabling legislation in relation to a legislative instrument as in force at any time before the commencing day of that Act (1 January 2005) required the text of the instrument, or particulars of its making, to be published in the Gazette, the requirement for publication in the Gazette is taken, in relation to any such instrument made on or after that day, to be satisfied if the instrument is registered]
(a) Citizens of the following foreign countries:
Republic of Marshall Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (including its colonies)
Papua New Guinea
United States of America
Republic of South Africa
(b) Residents of Hong Kong holding Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) passports or British National Overseas (BNO) passports.
(c) Residents of Taiwan holding a passport issued by the authorities of Taiwan (other than passports purported to be official or diplomatic passports).
(d) Diplomatic passport holders, excluding holders of:
Arab Non-National Passports; and
Diplomatic passports from the following foreign countries:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Republic of Yemen