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Detainee may apply for visa

             (1)  A detainee may apply for a visa:

                     (a)  within 2 working days after the day on which section 194 was complied with in relation to his or her detention; or

                     (b)  if he or she informs an officer in writing within those 2 working days of his or her intention to so apply--within the next 5 working days after those 2 working days.

             (2)  A detainee who does not apply for a visa within the time allowed by subsection (1) may not apply for a visa, other than a bridging visa or a protection visa, after that time.

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