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Schedule 1—Amendments

Schedule 1 Amendments

   

Migration Act 1958

1  Subsection 46(2A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Provision of personal identifiers

          (2A)  An application for a visa is invalid if:

                     (a)  the applicant for the visa is included in a class of visa applicants that is specified by a determination under subsection (2B); and

                     (b)  the determination requires visa applicants of that class to provide a specified type of personal identifier in a specified way; and

                     (c)  at the time that the application is made the applicant has not complied with the requirement.

Note:          See sections 258B to 258G for requirements relating to the provision of personal identifiers.

          (2B)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine that visa applicants in a specified class must provide one or more specified types of personal identifiers in one or more specified ways.

          (2C)  Without limiting subsection (2B), a determination under that subsection may do any one or more of the following:

                     (a)  specify a class of visa applicants in any way, including (but not limited to) by reference to specified circumstances;

                     (b)  specify different types of personal identifiers that are required to be provided by different classes of visa applicants;

                     (c)  specify that a type of personal identifier must be provided by either or both of the following ways:

                              (i)  by way of one or more identification tests carried out by an authorised officer or an authorised system;

                             (ii)  in another way specified in the determination.

Note:          This subsection does not limit subsection 33(3A) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

          (2D)  An applicant for a visa is taken to have complied with the requirement under subsection (2A) to provide a specified type of personal identifier in a specified way if the applicant:

                     (a)  is in immigration detention (other than questioning detention); and

                     (b)  the applicant has, during that detention, provided a personal identifier of that type under Division 13AA of this Part.

2  Subsection 258B(1)

After “purposes of”, insert “subsection 46(2B) or”.

3  Subsection 258D(1)

Omit “under”, substitute “for the purposes of subsection 46(2B) or”.

4  Subsection 258D(2)

Omit “under section 257A by the person”, substitute “by the person for the purposes of subsection 46(2B) or section 257A”.

5  Section 258E

Omit “under”, substitute “for the purposes of subsection 46(2B) or”.

6  Section 258F

Omit “under”, substitute “for the purposes of subsection 46(2B) or”.

7  Section 258F

Omit “authorises the Minister or an officer to require a person to provide a personal identifier under section 257A”, substitute “authorises a requirement to be made for the purposes of subsection 46(2B) or section 257A that would require a person to provide a personal identifier”.

8  Application of amendments

The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to an application for a visa made on or after the commencement of this Schedule.