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MIGRATION REGULATIONS 1994 - REG 2.16

Notification of decision on visa application

             (1)  For subsections 66(1) and 501G(3) of the Act (which deal with giving notice of decisions), this regulation sets out the way of notifying a person of a decision to grant or refuse to grant a visa.

Grant of visa

             (2)  If the visa is a bridging visa granted at the same time as a substantive visa, the Minister must notify the applicant of the grant of the bridging visa by notifying the applicant of the grant of the substantive visa.

          (2A)  If the visa:

                     (a)  is a special category visa; and

                     (b)  has been granted using an authorised system in accordance with an arrangement made under subsection 495A(1) of the Act;

the Minister must notify the applicant of the grant of the visa by a general notice in immigration clearance.

          (2D)  If neither subregulation (2) nor subregulation (2A) applies, the Minister must notify the applicant of the grant of the visa by:

                     (a)  telling the applicant orally that the visa has been granted; or

                     (b)  notifying the applicant by one of the methods specified in section 494B of the Act.

Note:          If the Minister gives a person a document by a method specified in section 494B of the Act, the person is taken to have received the document at the time specified in section 494C of the Act in respect of the method.

Refusal to grant visa

             (3)  The Minister must notify an applicant of a decision to refuse to grant a visa by one of the methods specified in section 494B of the Act.

Note:          If the Minister gives a person a document by a method specified in section 494B of the Act, the person is taken to have received the document at the time specified in section 494C of the Act in respect of the method.



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