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A number of changes to the temporary activity visa framework are scheduled to come into effect on 19 November 2016.
The new framework is designed to make the process of applying for a temporary visa or sponsoring an applicant simpler for business, industry and individuals. The proposed changes include creating a new sponsor class to replace six existing sponsor classes, removing some sponsorship and nomination requirements for specific short stay activities and introducing the ability to lodge applications online.
These proposed changes follow on from the Skilled Migration and Temporary Activity review, commenced by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the Department) in December 2014.
The diagram below provides an overview of how the current visas are incorporated within the proposed new temporary activity visa framework. In summary, there would be four visa subclasses:
These four visas would come into effect following the:
The six existing sponsor classes (Long Stay Activity, Training and Research, Professional Development, Entertainment, Special Program and Superyacht Crew) would be replaced by a single Temporary Activities sponsor class.
We will have access to the new government policy on the reformed framework on 19 November 2016. Please contact our Registered Migration Agents for Assistance in this regard.