Legislative Amendment – F2017L00549Migration Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2017 – lowers the upper age limit at invitation for Subclass 189 Skilled Independent, Points Tested stream applicants to 45 years old.

 

Schedule 1, subitem 1137 (4B), item (4) lowers the age at the time of invitation to apply for a points tested stream visa to 45 years.

 

TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

Schedule 3 of this instrument provides transitional arrangements.  The amendments made by Schedule 1 of this instrument apply only to applications made on or after 1 July 2017.

 

The Schedule 1 amendment does not apply to applications, made:

 

  • in response to an invitation by the Minister given before 1 July 2017, and
  • the application is made on or after 1 July 2017, or,
  • the applicant claims to be a member of the family unit of the primary applicant and is making a combined application with the primary applicant.

This Instrument will come into effect on 1 July 2017.