(1) Unless it is revoked, an entry permit expires at the earlier of the following times:
(a) at the end of the period of 3 years beginning on the day it is issued, or that period as extended under subsection (2);
(b) when the permit holder ceases to be an official of the organisation that applied for the permit.
(2) The FWC may extend the period of 3 years referred to in paragraph (1)(a) by a specified period if:
(a) the organisation that applied for the permit (the old permit ) has applied for another entry permit for the permit holder; and
(b) the application was made at least 1 month before the old permit would otherwise have expired under that paragraph; and
(c) the FWC is satisfied that the old permit is likely to expire before the FWC determines the application.
(3) The period specified must not be longer than the period that the FWC considers necessary for it to determine the application.
(4) The FWC must not extend the period under subsection (2) if:
(a) the FWC has requested or required the organisation or permit holder to provide copies of records or documents, or to provide any other information, in relation to the application; and
(b) the organisation or permit holder has not complied with the request or requirement; and
(c) the FWC is satisfied that the organisation or permit holder does not have a reasonable excuse.