1.1.S.50 Special category visa

Definition

A SCV is a temporary visa issued to a person who is:

  • an Australian non-citizen:
    • who is a New Zealand citizen who entered Australia on a New Zealand passport, and
    • is neither a behaviour concern non-citizen nor a health concern non-citizen, or
  • a person declared by the regulations, to be a person for whom a visa of another class would be inappropriate, or
  • a person in a class of persons declared by the regulations, to be persons for whom a visa of another class would be inappropriate.

Act reference: Migration Act 1958 section 32(2) Special category visas

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.2.4 PPL Scheme Australian Residency Test & Absences from Australia for PLP

Last reviewed: 8 May 2017