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Re-opening of the Non-Contributory Parent and Other Family visas
From 25 September 2014, the following visa subclasses in the Family Stream of the Migration Programme are open to new applications:
- Parent visa (subclass 103)
- Aged Parent visa (subclass 804)
- Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclasses 114 and 838)
- Remaining Relative visa (subclasses 115 and 835)
- Carer visa (subclasses 116 and 836)
Only new applications will be accepted for these visa subclasses.
If you lodged an application for one of these visas after 2 June 2014 and before 25 September 2014 this application is still invalid and cannot be accepted by the department. You will need to re-lodge your application.
If you lodged an application for one of these visas before 2 June 2014 it will continue to be processed. Applications currently in the queue will remain there until places become available.
For further information, please see: http://www.immi.gov.au/Live/Pages/non-contributory-parent-family-visas.aspx
Change of Address: Australian Visa Application Centres in Vietnam
Lodging an application on or after Monday, 12 May 2014
From 12 May 2014, all Australian visa and citizenship applications must be lodged (by appointment only) at the new
Australian Visa Application Centres in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, operated by VFS Global (VFS).
The Australian visa application centre will provide you with the necessary forms and information required to lodge an Australian visa or citizenship application in Vietnam.
For further Information about this, please see Client Information.
Important Information for Student visa applicants
Complete your medical examination before you lodge your visa application
All student visa applicants need to meet Australia’s health requirement. The health examination and following immigration health assessment process can take several weeks to be completed. To avoid delays, you can complete your health examinations before lodging your visa application by using a new service called My Health Declarations.
My Health Declarations is a service that allows you to complete your health examination before lodging your visa application using our eMedical system.
Start: My Health Declarations
Please ensure you provide us with your Health Assessment Portal Identity Number (HAP ID) at the time you lodge your visa application.
How to lodge an application in Vietnam
|Important Notice: You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.|
Step 1: Find out what information you need to provide with your applicaiton:
Step 2: What is the cost of the visa and what currency do I pay in?
Step 3: Where can I lodge my application?
Step 4: Find out how long your visa will take to process
Already have an Australian visa?
Check the status of your visa and its entitlements online: Visa Entitlement - Verification Online
- Assistance in selecting the correct visa: Visa Finder
- Download visa applicaiton forms: Visa application forms
- Download Australian citizenship application forms: Citizenship application forms
- Character and Penal Clearance Requirements
- Health Requirements
- Information about using a Migration Agent
Coming to Australia
Australia's modern electronic visa system does not require you to have a visa label placed in your passport to confirm your immigration status and entitlements in Australia. When you check-in to fly to Australia, airline staff will use your passport to electronically confirm that you have authority to travel to Australia prior to boarding the aircraft.
Further information: About your visa
There are a few other important things you should know before applying for, or being granted, an Australian visa.
Further information: Coming to Australia
VFS Global (lodgement of applications and collection of decisions and original documentation)
Client Service Survey
In order to assess the quality of our client service, we are conducting a survey to encourage continual improvement in the services we offer to our clients. You can access the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/DIBPHCMC
Last updated 30 September 2014