Information Note on Movement of Natural Persons Provisions
Joint Standing Committee on Treaties - China-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Tabled by DFAT Deputy Secretary Jan Adams.
The key Movement of Natural Persons (MNP) outcomes associated with the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) are described in this document. Relevant documents are available on the DFAT website.
All outcomes are consistent with Australia's existing immigration policy settings and, upon entry into force of ChAFTA, will be facilitated through existing visa systems.
This information note is accompanied by helpful flowcharts outlining:
- skills assessment pathways for applicants applying for a temporary work visa (subclass 457) in Nominated Occupations [PDF 274 KB] ; and
- the three stages for how investment facilitation arrangements (IFAs) will work in practice [PDF 507 KB].
If you want to know more about other aspects of ChAFTA's labour mobility provisions and the 'Movement of Natural Persons' Chapter (Chapter 10), please visit the Movement of Natural Persons factsheet.