A person may apply in writing for an allocation of * places. However, the application is valid only if:
(a) it is in response to an invitation to apply for allocation of places published by the Secretary under section 13-2; and
(b) it is made on or before the closing date specified in the invitation; and
(c) it is in a form approved by the Secretary; and
(ca) it is accompanied by the statements and other information required by that form; and
(d) it is accompanied by the application fee (see section 13-3); and
(e) the applicant complies with any requests for information under section 13-4.
Note: These requirements can be waived under section 14-4.