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Arrangements for lodging Return Resident Visas 2016

Applications for Class BB Return Resident visa must be made in the following manner:

  • Using internet Form 1085E or in any other case, Form 1085
  • Applications may be made in or outside Australia, but not in immigration clearance;

Applications made inside Australia

Applications that not internet applications must be posted to:

Resident Return Visa Application
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
GPO Box 9984
SYDNEY NSW 2001

or, delivered by courier service to:

Resident Return Visa Application
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
26 Lee Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000

Applications made outside Australia

Must be made at a diplomatic, consular or immigration office maintained by or on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia.

This Instrument revokes IMMI 16/042 (F2016L00785) and commences on 10 September 2016.

Resident Return Visas – application arrangements commences from 1 July 2016.

Application processes for Item 1118A are removed and replaced with Item 1216(3A) processes to allow an application to be made inside or outside Australia but not in immigration clearance.  The application can be made on Form 1085 and either:

Posted to: Couriered to:
Norfolk Island Visa Application
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
GPO Box 9984
SYDNEY NSW 2001
Norfolk Island Visa Application
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
26 Lee Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000

 

Regional Certifying Bodies for specified regional postcodes – commences on 1 July 2016

This Instrument specifies the postcodes within Australia that define Regional Australia under Reg 5.19(7) and the relevant Regional Certifying Body for specific postcodes. The Instrument also specifies the entire Territory of Norfolk island to be included in the definition of Regional Australia

Occupations Removed from the SOL

There are 9 occupations removed from the Skilled Occupation List, they are as follows:

  • Mining Engineers ANZSCO 233611
  • Petroleum Engineers ANZSCO 233612
  • Metallurgist ANZSCO 234912
  • Environmental Health Officer ANZSCO 251311
  • Occupational Health and Safety Adviser ANZSCO 251312
  • Dental Hygienist ANZSCO 411211
  • Dental Prosthetist ANZSCO 411212
  • Dental Technician ANZSCO 411213
  • Dental Therapist ANZSCO 411214