Permanent and temporary visas - LIST OF VISA CLASSES AND SUBCLASSES

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					                             DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION & CITIZENSHIP

                 LIST OF VISA CLASSES AND SUBCLASSES
            Please note that the information below should be used as a guide only. It may not be
         completely accurate or up to date. No liability for negligence or otherwise is assumed by the
              Commonwealth should anyone suffer loss or damage as a result of relying on the
                                                 information.

              This list was last updated on 24/08/2010. It does not contain changes made to visa
                                             subclasses since then.

Visa      Visa         Subclass Description                                  Start Date*        Repeal Date*
Class     Subclass
WA (T)       010       Bridging Visa Class A                               01/09/1994
WB (T)       020       Bridging Visa Class B                               01/09/1994
WC (T)       030       Bridging Visa Class C                               01/09/1994
WD (T)       040       Bridging Visa D (Prospective applicant)             01/09/1994
WD (T)       041       Bridging Visa D (Non-applicant)                     01/09/1994
WD (T)       042       Bridging Visa D (Prospective Protection Visa        01/09/1994         19/12/1995
                       applicant)
WE (T)       050       Bridging Visa E (General)                           01/09/1994
WE (T)       051       Bridging Visa E (Protection visa applicant)         01/09/1994
WF (T)       060       Bridging Visa Class F                               01/01/2004
WR (T)       070       Bridging Visa R (Removal Pending)                   11/05/2005
BC (P)       100       Spouse                                              01/09/1994
AH (P)       101       Child                                               01/09/1994
AA (P)       102       Adoption                                            01/09/1994         1/11/1999
AH (P)       102       Adoption                                            01/11/1999
AX (P)       103       Parent                                              19/12/1989
AY (P)       104       Preferential Family                                 01/09/1994         01/11/1999
AJ (P)       105       Skilled – Australian-linked                         01/07/1997         30/06/1999
AJ (P)       106       Regional Linked                                     01/11/1996         [No new
                                                                                              applications by
                                                                                              primary
                                                                                              applicants from 1
                                                                                              July 1999]
BI (P)       110       Interdependency                                                        01/11/1999
BC (P)       110       Interdependency                                     01/11/1999         01/07/2009
BF (P)       111       Authority to Return (ATR)                           01/03/1976         31/12/1986
AX (P)       113       Aged parent                                         01/11/1998         31/03/1999
BO (P)       114       Aged dependent relative                             01/11/1998         [This subclass was
                                                                                              disallowed on
                                                                                              31/03/1999 and
                                                                                              reintroduced on
                                                                                              01/11/1999]
BO (P)       115       Remaining Relative                                  01/11/1999
BO (P)       116       Carer                                               01/11/1999
AH (P)       117       Orphan Relative                                     01/11/1999
BY (P)       118       Designated Parent                                   01/11/1999         28/04/2000
AN (P)       119       Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme                 01/11/1999
AU (P)       120       Labour agreement                                    01/09/1994

         (P) = Permanent, (T) = Temporary
         * Please note that some visa subclasses included in this list are no longer granted but may still be in
         operation.
Visa      Visa         Subclass Description                                  Start Date*       Repeal Date*
Class     Subclass
AN (P)       121       Employer nomination                                01/09/1994
BF (P)       122       Business – Joint Venture                           19/12/1989         31/08/1994
BF (P)       123       Business – General                                 19/12/1989         31/08/1994
AL (P)       124       Distinguished talent (Australian support)          01/09/1994
AL (P)       125       Distinguished talent and special service           01/09/1994         01/11/1999
                       (Independent)
AT (P)       126       Independent                                        01/09/1994         [No new
                                                                                             applications by
                                                                                             primary
                                                                                             applicants from
                                                                                             01/07/1999]
AD (P)       127       Business owner                                     01/09/1994         01/03/2003
AD (P)       128       Senior executive                                   01/09/1994         01/03/2003
AD (P)       129       State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner           01/09/1994         01/03/2003
AD (P)       130       State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive         01/09/1994         01/03/2003
AD (P)       131       Investment-Linked                                  03/04/1995         01/03/2003
EA (P)       132       Business Talent                                    01/03/2003
BR (P)       134       Skill Matching                                     01/07/1999         [No new
                                                                                             applications by
                                                                                             primary
                                                                                             applicants from
                                                                                             1/9/2007]
AT (P)       135       State/Territory- Nominated Independent             01/09/1994         [No new
                                                                                             applications by
                                                                                             primary
                                                                                             applicants from
                                                                                             01/
BN (P)       136       Skilled – Independent                              01/07/1999         [No new
                                                                                             applications by
                                                                                             primary
                                                                                             applicants from
                                                                                             1/9/2007]
BN (P)       137       Skilled – State/Territory Nominated                01/07/1999         [No new
                       Independent                                                           applications by
                                                                                             primary
                                                                                             applicants from
                                                                                             1/9/2007]
BQ (P)       138       Skilled – Australian-Sponsored                     01/07/1999         [No new
                                                                                             applications by
                                                                                             primary
                                                                                             applicants from
                                                                                             1/9/2007]
BQ (P)       139       Skilled – Designated Area Sponsored                01/07/1999         30/06/2006
CA (P)       143       Contributory Parent                                27/06/2003
AQ (P)       150       Former citizen                                     01/09/1994         01/07/2000
AR (P)       151       Former resident                                    01/09/1994         01/11/2005
CB (P)       151       Former resident                                    01/11/2005
AP (P)       152       Family of New Zealand citizen                      07/11/1996         01/07/2000

         (P) = Permanent, (T) = Temporary                                                                        2
         * Please note that some visa subclasses included in this list are no longer granted but may still be in
         operation.
Visa       Visa         Subclass Description                                  Start Date*       Repeal Date*
Class      Subclass
BF (P)        154       Return Class A                                     01/01/1987         31/08/1994
BB (P)        155       Five year resident return                          01/09/1994
BB (P)        156       Return Class C                                     01/09/1994         01/11/1996
BB (P)        157       Three month resident return                        01/09/1994
BF (P)        158       Return Class E                                     01/01/1987         31/08/1994
TP (T)        159       Provisional resident return                        01/09/1994
UR (T)        160       Business Owner (Provisional)                       01/03/2003
UR (T)        161       Senior Executive (Provisional)                     01/03/2003
UR (T)        162       Investor (Provisional)                             01/03/2003
UR (T)        163       State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner           01/03/2003
                        (Provisional)
UR (T)        164       State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive         01/03/2003
                        (Provisional)
UR (T)`       165       State/Territory Sponsored Investor                 01/03/2003
                        (Provisional)
UT (T)        173       Contributory Parent (Temporary)                    27/06/2003
VE (P)        175       Skilled – Independent                              01/09/2007
VE (P)        176       Skilled – Sponsored                                01/09/2007
BA (P)        200       Refugee                                            01/09/1994         26/09/2001
XB (P)        200       Refugee                                            27/09/2001
BA (P)        201       In-country special humanitarian                    01/09/1994         26/09/2001
XB (P)        201       In-country special humanitarian                    27/09/2001
BA (P)        202       Global special humanitarian                        01/09/1994         26/09/2001
XB (P)        202       Global special humanitarian                        27/09/2001
BA (P)        203       Emergency rescue                                   01/09/1994         26/09/2001
XB (P)        203       Emergency rescue                                   27/09/2001
BA (P)        204       Woman at risk                                      01/09/1994         26/09/2001
XB (P)        204       Woman at risk                                      27/09/2001
AF (P)        205       Camp Clearance                                     01/09/1994         01/11/1997
              206       Lebanese Concession                                19/12/1989         31/08/1994
BF (P)        207       Soviet Concession                                  19/12/1989         31/08/1994
AM (P)        208       East Timorese SAC                                  01/09/1994         01/11/1997
AI (P)        209       Citizens of the former Yugoslavia (displaced       01/09/1994         01/11/2000
                        persons)
AV (P)        210       Minorities of former USSR                          01/09/1994         01/07/1999
AB (P)        211       Burmese in Burma                                   01/09/1994         01/11/2000
BD (P)        212       Sudanese                                           01/09/1994         01/11/2000
AC (P)        213       Burmese in Thailand                                01/09/1994         01/11/2000
AE (P)        214       Cambodian SAC                                      01/09/1994         01/11/1997
BG (P)        215       Sri Lankan (special assistance)                    09/01/1995         01/11/2000
BJ (P)        216       Ahmadi                                             01/11/1995         01/11/2000
BK (P)        217       Vietnamese                                         01/11/1995         01/07/1999
TO (T)        300       Prospective marriage                               01/09/1994

          (P) = Permanent, (T) = Temporary                                                                        3
          * Please note that some visa subclasses included in this list are no longer granted but may still be in
          operation.
Visa      Visa         Subclass Description                                  Start Date*       Repeal Date*
Class     Subclass
UA (T)       301       Australian requirement                             19/12/1989         31/08/1994
TI (T)       302       Emergency (permanent visa applicant)               01/09/1994
TI (T)       303       Emergency (temporary visa applicant)               01/09/1994
(T)          304       Emergency (Australian resident)                                       27/04/1991
UA (T)       304       Special equivalent 1989                            15/04/1991         31/08/1994
TM (T)       305       Interdependency                                    01/09/1994         03/07/1995
UF (T)       309       Spouse (provisional)                               11/12/1996
UG (T)       310       Interdependency (provisional)                      11/12/1996         01/07/09
UY(T)        405       Investment Retirement                              01/07/2005
TH (T)       406       Government Agreement                               14/09/2009
TQ (T)       410       Retirement                                         01/09/1994         No new
                                                                                             applications from
                                                                                             01/07/2005
                                                                                             except for
                                                                                             existing holders
                                                                                             of a subclass 410
TB (T)       411       Exchange                                           01/09/1994         01/08/1996
TE (T)       411       Exchange                                           01/08/1996
TB (T)       412       Independent Executive                              01/09/1994         01/08/1996
TB (T)       413       Executive                                          01/09/1994         01/08/1996
TE (T)       414       Specialist                                         01/09/1994         01/08/1996
TH (T)       415       Foreign Government Agency                          01/09/1994
TE (T)       416       Special Program                                    01/09/1994
TZ (T)       417       Working Holiday (Temporary)                        01/09/1994
TB (T)       418       Educational                                        01/09/1994         01/08/1996
TH (T)       418       Educational                                        01/09/1994         14/09/2009
TH (T)       419       Visiting Academic                                  01/09/1994
TE (T)       420       Entertainment                                      01/09/1994
TE (T)       421       Sport                                              01/09/1994
TB (T)       422       Medical practitioner                               01/09/1994         01/08/1996
UE (T)       422       Medical practitioner                               01/08/1996         [No new
                                                                                             applications by
                                                                                             primary
                                                                                             applicants from
                                                                                             1/07/2010]
TE (T)       423       Media and Film Staff                               01/09/1994
TE (T)       424       Public Lecturer                                    01/09/1994         01/11/2005
TL (T)       425       Family relationship                                01/09/1994         01/11/2005
TG (T)       426       Domestic Worker (temporary) Diplomatic or          01/09/1994
                       Consular
TG (T)       427       Domestic Worker (temporary) Executive              01/09/1994
TE (T)       428       Religious Worker                                   01/09/1994
UA (T)       429       Homosexual Partner                                 19/12/1989         31/08/1994



         (P) = Permanent, (T) = Temporary                                                                        4
         * Please note that some visa subclasses included in this list are no longer granted but may still be in
         operation.
Visa         Visa       Subclass Description                                 Start Date*       Repeal Date*
Class        Subclass
TW (T)          430     Supported dependant                               01/09/1994         01/11/2005
BF (P)          4311    Restricted Passport                               19/12/1989         31/08/1994
(T)             4312    PRC Citizen                                                          31/08/1994
TJ (T)          432     Expatriate (temporary)                            01/09/1994         01/11/2005
UA (T)          433     Subsequent Entry                                  19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)          434     PRC Citizen                                       19/12/1989         31/08/1994
TT (T)          435     Sri Lankan                                        01/09/1994         01/08/1998
UA (T)          436     Lebanese (Temporary)                              19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)          437     PRC (Temporary)                                   19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)          438     Refugee (Temporary)                               19/12/1989         31/08/1994
(T)             439     Pilot                                                                01/02/1993
UA (T)          439     Extended Eligibility                              19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)          440     December 1989 (Temporary)                         19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)          441     Gulf conflict (Temporary)                         19/12/1989         31/08/1994
TH (T)          442     Occupational trainee                              01/09/1994
TC (T)          443     Citizens of former Yugoslavia                     19/12/1989         01/08/1998
TY (T)          444     Special Category                                  01/09/1994
                        [to provide lawful status for unlimited (albeit
                        temporary) stay for New Zealand citizens, as
                        provided for under the bilateral agreement
                        between Australia and New Zealand]
TK (T)         445      Dependent child                                   01/09/1994
TD (T)         446      Confirmatory (temporary)                          01/09/1994         01/11/2005
                        [for certain persons previously granted an
                        emergency visa who have since satisfied the
                        outstanding visa requirements for a temporary
                        residence visa]
XB (T)         447      Secondary Movement Offshore Entry                 27/09/2001         09/08/2008
                        (Temporary)
UJ (T)         448      Kosovar Safe Haven (Temporary)                    09/04/1999
UJ (T)         449      Humanitarian Stay (Temporary)                     01/06/1999

UH (T)         450      Resolution of status – family member              01/10/1997         [Applications
                        (temporary)                                                          must be made
                                                                                             between 1/10/97
                                                                                             & 31/3/98
                                                                                             onshore or
                                                                                             1/10/97 & 30/6/98
                                                                                             offshore]
XB (T)         451      Secondary Movement Relocation (Temporary)         27/09/2001         09/08/2008
UC (T)         456      Business (short stay)                             01/11/1995
UC (T)         457      Business (long stay)                              01/08/1996
UC (T)        457 IE    Business (long stay) – Independent Executive      01/08/1996         28/02/2003


         1
           Reused visa subclass number
         2
           Reused visa subclass number
         (P) = Permanent, (T) = Temporary                                                                        5
         * Please note that some visa subclasses included in this list are no longer granted but may still be in
         operation.
Visa      Visa         Subclass Description                                  Start Date*       Repeal Date*
Class     Subclass
UC (T)      457 IE     Business (long stay) – Independent Executive -     01/08/1996
             FAO       Further Application Onshore
UL (T)       459       Sponsored Business Visitor (Short Stay)            01/07/2000
UP (T)       461       New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship            27/02/2001
                       (Temporary)
US (T)       462       Work and Holiday (Temporary)                       01/11/2002
UV (T)       470       Professional Development                           01/07/2003
UV (T)       471       Sponsored Training (Temporary)                     01/11/2005         10/09/2007
VF (T)       475       Skilled – Regional Sponsored                       01/09/2007
VF (T)       476       Skilled – Recognised Graduate                      01/09/2007
VC (T)       485       Skilled – Graduate                                 01/09/2007
VC (T)       487       Skilled – Regional Sponsored                       01/09/2007
UW (T)       488       Superyacht Crew                                    27/10/2008
UA (T)       490       Refugee and Humanitarian                           19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UX(T)        495       Skilled-Independent Regional (Provisional)         01/07/2004         [No new
                                                                                             applications by
                                                                                             primary
                                                                                             applicants from
                                                                                             1/9/2007]
UZ (T)       496       Skilled – Designated Area-sponsored                01/07/2006         [No new
                       (Provisional)                                                         applications by
                                                                                             primary
                                                                                             applicants from
                                                                                             1/9/2007]
UQ (T)       497       Graduate – Skilled                                 01/07/2001         [No new
                                                                                             applications by
                                                                                             primary
                                                                                             applicants from
                                                                                             1/9/2007]
UI (T)       499       Olympic (Support)                                  01/07/1999         01/07/2002
UA (T)       550       Private subsidised student                         19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)       551       AIDAB student                                      19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)       552       EMSS student                                       19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)       553       Formal course student                              19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)       554       Trainee (non-formal)                               19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)       555       ELICOS Trainee (English language)                  19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)       556       Student (restricted)                               19/12/1989         31/08/1994
TU (T)       560       Student                                            01/09/1994         01/07/2001
UA (T)       561       Student (Category B)                               19/12/1989         31/08/1994
TU (T)       562       Iranian postgraduate student                       01/09/1994         01/07/2001
TU (T)       563       Iranian postgraduate dependant                     01/09/1994         01/07/2001
TU (T)       570       Independent ELICOS sector                          01/07/2001
TU (T)       571       Schools sector                                     01/07/2001
TU (T)       572       Vocational education and training sector           01/07/2001
TU (T)       573       Higher education sector                            01/07/2001
TU (T)       574       Masters and Doctorate Sector                       01/07/2001         01/12/2003
         (P) = Permanent, (T) = Temporary                                                                        6
         * Please note that some visa subclasses included in this list are no longer granted but may still be in
         operation.
Visa       Visa         Subclass Description                                 Start Date*       Repeal Date*
Class      Subclass
TU (T)        574       Postgraduate Research Sector                       01/12/2003
TU (T)        575       Non-award Foundation/Other Sector                  01/07/2001        01/12/2003
TU (T)        575       Non-award Sector                                   01/12/2003
TU (T)        576       AusAID or Defence Sector                           01/07/2001
TU (T)        580       Student Guardian                                   01/01/2004
TV (T)        651       eVisitor                                           27/10/2008
UA (T)        660       Tourist                                            19/12/1989        31/08/1994
TS (T)        661       Tourist (Special Arrangement)                      19/12/1989        03/04/1995
UA (T)        662       Business visitor                                   19/12/1989        30/04/1992
UA (T)        663       Close family visitor                               19/12/1989        31/08/1994
UA (T)        664       Visitor (other)                                    19/12/1989        31/01/1994
UA (T)        665       Medical treatment visitor                          19/12/1989        31/08/1994
TR (T)        670       Tourist (Short stay)                               01/09/1994        03/04/1995
TR (T)        672       Business (short stay)                              01/09/1994        01/11/1995
TR (T)        673       Close Family visitor (short stay)                  01/09/1994        03/04/1995
TR (T)        674       Other visitor (short stay)                         01/09/1994        03/04/1995
TR (T)        675       Medical Treatment (short stay)                     01/09/1994        03/04/1995
UB (T)        675       Medical treatment (short stay)                     03/04/1995
TR (T)        676       Tourist                                            03/04/1995
UL (T)        679       Sponsored Family Visitor                           01/07/2000
TN (T)        680       Tourist (Long Stay)                                01/09/1994        03/04/1995
TN (T)        682       Business visitor (Long stay)                       01/09/1994        01/11/1995
TN (T)        683       Close Family visitor (Long stay)                   01/09/1994        03/04/1995
TN (T)        684       Other visitor (Long stay)                          01/09/1994        03/04/1995
TN (T)        685       Medical Treatment (Long stay)                      01/09/1994        03/04/1995
UB (T)        685       Medical treatment (Long stay)                      03/04/1995
TN (T)        686       Tourist (Long stay)                                03/04/1995        01/07/2005
VA (T)        695       Return Pending                                     27/08/2004        09/08/2008
TX (T)        771       Transit                                            01/09/1994
TA (T)        773       Border                                             01/09/1994
UA (T)        780       Refugee A                                          27/06/1990        31/08/1994
UA (T)        781       Refugee B                                          19/12/1989        31/08/1994
UA (T)        783       PRC (Temporary)                                    19/12/1989        31/08/1994
UA (T)        784       Domestic Protection                                19/12/1989        31/08/1994
XA (T)        785       Temporary Protection                               20/10/1999        09/08/2008
XC (T)        785       Temporary Protection                               01/11/2002        09/08/2008
UO (T)        786       Temporary (Humanitarian Concern)                   25/07/2000
              787
BE (P)        800       Territorial asylum (Residence)                     01/09/1994
AS (P)        801       Spouse                                             01/09/1994        01/11/1999
BS (P)        801       Spouse                                             01/11/1999
BT (P)        802       Child (Residence)                                  01/11/1999
BF (P)        803       Refugee (After Entry)                              19/12/1989        31/08/1994
         (P) = Permanent, (T) = Temporary                                                                        7
         * Please note that some visa subclasses included in this list are no longer granted but may still be in
         operation.
Visa      Visa         Subclass Description                                  Start Date*       Repeal Date*
Class     Subclass
AG (P)       804       Aged parent                                        31/03/1999         31/10/1999
AO (P)       804       Aged parent                                        31/03/1999         31/10/1999
BP (P)       804       Aged parent                                        01/11/1999
AS (P)       805       Skilled                                            01/09/1994         01/11/1999
AG (P)       806       Family                                             01/09/1994         01/11/1999
AO (P)       806       Family                                             01/09/1994         01/11/1999
AS (P)       806       Family                                             01/09/1994         01/11/1999
BF (P)       807       Humanitarian grounds                               19/12/1989         31/08/1994
AK (P)       808       Confirmatory (residence)                           01/09/1994
BF (P)       809       PRC citizen (Permanent)                            19/12/1989         31/08/1994
BF (P)       810       Refugee (Permanent)                                19/12/1989         31/08/1994
(P)          811       Refugee                                                               12/07/1990
BF (P)       811       Pilot (Permanent)                                  19/12/1989         31/08/1990
BF (P)       812       December 1989 (Permanent)                          19/12/1989         31/08/1994
BF (P)       813       Special equivalent                                 19/12/1989         31/08/1994
AS (P)       814       Interdependency                                    01/09/1994         01/11/1999
                                                                          (15/04/1991)
BS (P)       814       Interdependency                                    01/11/1999
BF (P)       815       1 November PRC                                     01/11/1993         01/08/1994
BF (P)       816       1 November Special                                 01/11/1993         01/08/1994
BF (P)       817       Protection (Permanent)                             19/12/1989         31/08/1994
BF (P)       818       1 November highly qualified EP                     01/11/1993         01/08/1994
BP (P)       819       Aged parent                                        01/11/1998         31/03/1999
TK (T)       820       Spouse (Extended Eligibility)                      19/12/1989         01/11/1999
UK (T)       820       Spouse (Extended Eligibility)                      01/11/1999
UA (T)       822       Family (Extended Eligibility)                      19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)       823       Economic (Extended Eligibility)                    19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)       824       Other (Extended Eligibility)                       19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)       825       Processing                                         19/12/1989         31/08/1994
(T)          826       Refugee C (restricted)                                                12/07/1990
TK (T)       826       Interdependency                                    15/04/1991         01/11/1999
UK (T)       826       Interdependency                                    01/11/1999
UA (T)       827       Refugee D (restricted)                             19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)       828       Limited extended eligibility                       19/12/1989         12/07/1990

(T)          828       TEP Processing
UA (T)       829       PRC (Extended Eligibility)                         19/12/1989         31/08/1994
UA (T)       830       1 November 1993                                    19/12/1989         31/08/1994
AO (P)       831       Prospective marriage spouse                        01/09/1994         01/07/2005
AO (P)       832       Close ties                                         01/09/1994         01/11/2005
AS (P)       832       Close ties                                         01/09/1994         01/11/1999
AG (P)       833       Certain unlawful non-citizens                      01/09/1994         01/07/2000
AW (P)       834       Permanent resident of Norfolk Island               01/09/1994
         (P) = Permanent, (T) = Temporary                                                                        8
         * Please note that some visa subclasses included in this list are no longer granted but may still be in
         operation.
Visa      Visa         Subclass Description                                  Start Date*       Repeal Date*
Class     Subclass
BU (P)       835       Remaining Relative                                 01/11/1999
BU (P)       836       Carer                                              01/11/1999
BT (P)       837       Orphan Relative                                    01/11/1999
BU (P)       838       Aged Dependent Relative                            01/11/1999
BH (P)       840       Business owner                                     03/04/1995         01/03/2003
BH (P)       841       Senior Executive                                   03/04/1995         01/03/2003
BH (P)       842       State/Territory sponsored business owner           03/04/1995         01/03/2003
BH (P)       843       State/Territory sponsored senior executive         03/04/1995         01/03/2003
BH (P)       844       Investment-linked                                  03/04/1995         01/03/2003
BH (P)       845       Established business in Australia                  03/04/1995
BH (P)       846       State/Territory sponsored regional established     01/07/1997
                       business in Australia (REBA)
UH (T)       850       Resolution of status (temporary)                   01/10/1997         Applications must
                                                                                             be made
                                                                                             between 1/10/97
                                                                                             & 31/3/98
                                                                                             onshore or
                                                                                             30/6/98 offshore
BL (P)       851       Resolution of status (permanent)                   01/10/1997         09/08/2008
CD (P)       851       Resolution of status (permanent)                   09/08/2008
BV (P)       855       Labour Agreement                                   01/11/1999
BW (P)       856       Employer Nomination Scheme                         01/11/1999
BW (P)       857       Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme                01/11/1999
BX (P)       858       Distinguished Talent                               01/11/1999
BZ (P)       859       Designated Parent                                  01/11/1999         28/04/2000
DB (P)       861       Skilled – Onshore Independent New Zealand          27/02/2001         [No new
                       Citizen                                                               applications by
                                                                                             primary
                                                                                             applicants from
                                                                                             1/9/2007]
DB (P)       862       Skilled – Onshore Australian-sponsored New         27/02/2001         [No new
                       Zealand Citizen                                                       applications by
                                                                                             primary
                                                                                             applicants from
                                                                                             1/9/2007]
DB (P)       863       Skilled – Onshore Designated Area –                27/02/2001         [No new
                       sponsored New Zealand Citizen                                         applications by
                                                                                             primary
                                                                                             applicants from
                                                                                             1/9/2007]
DG (P)       864       Contributory Aged Parent                           01/07/2003
AZ (P)       866       Protection                                         01/09/1994         19/10/1999
XA (P)       866       Protection                                         20/10/1999
DD (P)       880       Skilled – Independent Overseas Student             01/07/2001         [No new
                                                                                             applications by
                                                                                             primary
                                                                                             applicants from
                                                                                             1/9/2007]
         (P) = Permanent, (T) = Temporary                                                                        9
         * Please note that some visa subclasses included in this list are no longer granted but may still be in
         operation.
Visa      Visa           Subclass Description                                            Start Date*    Repeal Date*
Class     Subclass
DE (P)       881         Skilled – Australian-Sponsored Overseas                   01/07/2001          [No new
                         Student                                                                       applications by
                                                                                                       primary
                                                                                                       applicants from
                                                                                                       1/9/2007]
DE (P)        882        Skilled – Designated Area-Sponsored                       01/07/2001          [No new
                         Overseas Student                                                              applications by
                                                                                                       primary
                                                                                                       applicants from
                                                                                                       1/9/2007]
CC (P)        883        Skilled – Designated Area-Sponsored                       01/07/2006          [No new
                         (Residence)                                                                   applications by
                                                                                                       primary
                                                                                                       applicants from
                                                                                                       1/9/2007]
UU (T)        884        Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)                      01/07/2003
VB (P)        885        Skilled – Independent                                     01/09/2007
VB (P)        886        Skilled – Sponsored                                       01/09/2007
VB (P)        887        Skilled – Regional                                        01/09/2007
DF (P)        890        Business Owner (Residence)                                01/03/2003
DF (P)        891        Investor (Residence)                                      01/03/2003
DF (P)        892        State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner                  01/03/2003
                         (Residence)
DF (P)        893        State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Residence)            01/03/2003
n/a           n/a        Olympic Family Members                                    01/07/1999          01/11/2000
n/a           n/a        Paralympics                                               01/07/1999          29/11/2000
n/a           n/a        Crew Travel Authority
n/a           n/a        Commonwealth Games Family Members
n/a           n/a        APEC Travel Authority                                     01/12/2006
UD (T)        956        Electronic Travel Authority (Business Entrant –           01/08/1996
                         Long Validity)
UD (T)        976        Electronic Travel Authority (Visitor)                     01/08/1996
UD (T)        977        Electronic Travel Authority (Business Entrant –           01/07/1996
                         Short Validity)
ZM (T)        988        Maritime Crew                                             01/07/2007
TF (T)        995        Diplomatic                                                01/09/1994
n/a           n/a        Australian Declaratory                                    01/09/1994
                         [administrative arrangement, not a visa]
n/a           n/a        Criminal Justice Entry Visa                               01/09/1994
n/a           n/a        Criminal Justice Stay Visa                                01/09/1994
         Further information:
         For further information please refer to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s website
         (www.immi.gov.au) or for general enquiries call 131 881.
         The contact details for Industry Outreach Officers are at the following link:
         http://www.immi.gov.au/employers/ioo.htm

         Information for migration agents (the “Agents Gateway”) is at the following link:
         http://www.immi.gov.au/gateways/agents/
         (P) = Permanent, (T) = Temporary                                                                        10
         * Please note that some visa subclasses included in this list are no longer granted but may still be in
         operation.

				
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