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MIGRATION REGULATIONS 1994 - REG 2.21B

Grant of Bridging A (Class WA), Bridging C (Class WC) and Bridging E (Class WE) visas without application

             (1)  This regulation applies if a non-citizen who is in Australia, but not in immigration clearance, has made:

                     (a)  a valid application for a visa on form 601E , form 48ME, form 1419 or form 1419 (Internet) ; or

                     (b)  a valid oral application for a Tourist (Class TR) visa or a Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa ; or

                     (c)  a valid application under regulation 2.07AK;

and the application has not been finally determined.

             (2)  Despite anything in Schedule 1, the Minister may grant the non-citizen a Bridging A (Class WA) visa, a Bridging C (Class WC) visa or a Bridging E (Class WE) visa if the Minister is satisfied that:

                     (a)  at the time of decision, the non-citizen meets:

                              (i)  the criteria to be satisfied by an applicant for the visa at the time of application; and

                             (ii)  the criteria to be satisfied by an applicant for the visa at the time of decision; and

                     (b)  the circumstances applicable to the grant exist in relation to the non-citizen.



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