(1) There is a class of permanent visas to remain in, but not re-enter, Australia, to be known as absorbed person visas.
(2) A non-citizen in the migration zone who:
(a) on 2 April 1984 was in Australia; and
(b) before that date, had ceased to be an immigrant; and
(c) on or after that date, has not left Australia, where left Australia has the meaning it had in this Act before 1 September 1994; and
(d) immediately before 1 September 1994, was not a person to whom section 20 of this Act as in force then applied;
is taken to have been granted an absorbed person visa on 1 September 1994.
(3) Subdivisions AA, AB, AC (other than section 68) and AH do not apply in relation to absorbed person visas.