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MIGRATION REGULATIONS 1994 - REG 3.06A

Designated foreign dignitaries

             (1)  For item 10 of Part 2 of Schedule 9 (which deals with persons not required to comply with section 166 of the Act), a person is a designated foreign dignitary if:

                     (a)  the Minister specifies the person in an instrument in writing for this paragraph; or

                     (b)  the person is included in a class of persons specified by the Minister in an instrument in writing for this paragraph.

             (2)  The Minister must specify a person or a class in accordance with arrangements approved in writing by the Minister.

             (3)  If the person is specified in an instrument for paragraph (1)(a), the period in which the person is a designated foreign dignitary:

                     (a)  starts when the Minister specifies the person; and

                     (b)  ends at the time, or in the way, mentioned in the instrument.

             (4)  If the person is included in a class of persons specified in an instrument for paragraph (1)(b), the period in which the person is a designated foreign dignitary:

                     (a)  starts when the person becomes a member of the class; and

                     (b)  ends at the time, or in the way, mentioned in the instrument.

             (5)  For item 10 of Part 2 of Schedule 9, a person is a designated foreign dignitary if the person is an accompanying member of the immediate family of a person who is a designated foreign dignitary in accordance with subregulation (1).

Note:          Regulation 1.12AA explains when a person is a member of the immediate family of another person.

             (6)  An instrument made under paragraph (1)(a) or (b) is not a legislative instrument.

Note:          The effect of section 168 of the Act, regulation 3.06 and Part 2 of Schedule 9 to these Regulations is that a designated foreign dignitary is not required to comply with the requirements of section 166 of the Act relating to the giving of information.



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