Further information on Student Visa Lodgements from 1 July 2024


The purpose of this instrument is to amend IMMI 16/016 to specify additional categories of substantive
temporary visas that preclude a person in Australia from making Subclass 500 or 590 visa applications
as part of the Government’s Migration Strategy published in December 2023.

The effect of this instrument is that all holders of a substantive temporary visa specified in LIN 24/051
are prevented from making a valid application in Australia for a Student (Temporary) (Class TU) visa –
regardless of whether the non-citizen is the primary applicant or a member of the family unit of a
primary applicant.


Details of the Migration (Specification of Categories of Visas that Preclude a Person from Lodging a
Student Visa Application in Australia) Amendment Instrument (LIN 24/051) 2024
Section 1 Name
This section provides that the name of the instrument is the Migration (Specification of Categories of Visas
that Preclude a Person from Lodging a Student Visa Application in Australia) Amendment Instrument
(LIN 24/051) 2024.
Section 2 Commencement
This section provides that the instrument commences on 1 July 2024.
Section 3 Authority
This section provides that the instrument is made under paragraph 1222(5)(c) of the Migration Regulations
1994 (the Migration Regulations), for the purpose of subitem 1222(4) of the Migration Regulations.
Section 4 Schedules
This section indicates that Schedule 1 to LIN 24/051 provides a list of items amending IMMI 16/016.
Schedule 1 Amendments
Item 1 of Schedule 1 to LIN 24/051 substitutes the existing table to IMMI 16/016 listing the classes of
substantive temporary visas that, if held by a non-citizen in Australia, prevent them from making a valid
application for a Student (Temporary) (Class TU) visa.
Five additional substantive temporary visa subclasses have been added to IMMI 16/016, including:

  • Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate);
  • Subclass 601 (Electronic Travel Authority);
  • Subclass 602 (Medical Treatment);
  • Subclass 651 (eVisitor); and
  • Subclass 988 (Maritime Crew).
    In addition, the Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa is now specified in its entirety for the purpose of subitem 1222(4)
    of Schedule 1 to the Migration Regulations. Previously, only the Sponsored Family and Approved Destination
    Status streams were specified. Now, all Subclass 600 visa holders are prevented from applying for a Student
    (Temporary) (Class TU) visa in Australia.

Written by Ross Ahmadzai

30 Jun, 2024

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