Hong Kong Passport Holders

Legislative Instrument – F2020L01047 – Migration Amendment (Hong Kong Passport Holders) Regulations 2020 amends the Migration Regulations to extend temporary skilled and temporary graduate visas for five years from 9 July 2020 to 8 July 2025. 

The primary visa holder must have been the holder of a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China passport when the visa was granted. Secondary family members visas will also be extended to 8 July 2025, regardless of the passport they hold.

Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage and Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate visas granted from 9 July 2020 will also be granted with his five year validity period.

The permanent residency pathways for qualifying visa holders will be confirmed at a later date.