The government of Australia under the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment Regulations 2018 amended certain regulations effective from 1st July, 2018
Schedule 1 is the lodgement of partner and parent visa application in which the approved form and place and manner in which visa application was made will be specified in a legislative instrument.
Schedule 2 mentions the maximum age limit for partner points in the general skilled migration program which is amended to omit “50” and substitute with age “45”. The amendment will be applied to Australia skilled Independent visa subclass 189; Australia State nominated visa subclass 190 and Australia skilled regional provisional visa subclass 489 where an applicant for skilled migration visa can claim points in the general point test if their partner age falls under 45 years.
Schedule 3 (Credit card surcharge) which will omit 0.98% and replaces with 1.32%, thus from July 1, 2018 onwards there will be an increase in the credit card surcharge.
Schedule 4 mentions payment of fees for conversion instrument and places and currencies instrument which will be in force from 1st July, 2018
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