Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification under paragraph 2.40(1)(n) - Transit Passengers who are Eligible for a Special Purpose Visa - June 2012

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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
 
 
 
 
 
CHRIS BOWEN
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]
SCHEDULE
(a)        Citizens of the following foreign countries:
Andorra
Japan
Republic of Marshall Islands

Argentina
Kiribati
Samoa

Austria
Latvia
San Marino

Belgium
Liechtenstein
Singapore

Brunei
Lithuania
Slovakia

Canada
Luxembourg
Slovenia

Cyprus
Malaysia
Solomon Islands

Czech Republic
Malta
South Korea

Denmark
Mexico
Spain

Estonia
Monaco
Sweden

Federated States of Micronesia
Nauru
Switzerland

Fiji
Netherlands
Thailand

Finland
New Zealand
Tonga

France
Norway
Tuvalu

Germany
Palau
United Arab Emirates

Greece
Oman
United Kingdom (including its colonies)

Hungary
Papua New Guinea

Iceland
Philippines
United States of America

Indonesia
Poland
Vanuatu

Ireland
Portugal
Vatican

Italy
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:
Afghanistan
Jordan
Russian Federation

Algeria
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia

Angola
Lebanon
Sierra Leone

Bahrain
Libya
Somalia

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Madagascar
Sudan

Comoros
Mauritania
Syria

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Morocco
Tunisia

Egypt
Pakistan
Zimbabwe

Iran
Qatar
 

Iraq
Republic of Yemen
 

 
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