The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.V.40 Visa


This definition applies to all payments.


Migration Act 1958 section 29(1) defines a visa as ' … permission, to be known as a visa, to do either or both of the following:
(a) travel to and enter Australia
(b) remain in Australia.'

Act reference: SSAct section 7(1)-'permanent visa', section 7(4B) For the purposes of a newly arrived resident's waiting period …

Policy reference: SS Guide 9.1.2 Visas

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