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Closure of some visa subclasses before the start of the 2014-15 Migration Programme year
The Australian Government has closed the following visa subclasses in the Family Stream of the Migration Programme to new applications:
- Parent (non-contributory) visas
* subclass 103 (Parent)
* subclass 804 (Aged Parent)
- Other Family visas
* subclasses 114 and 838 (Aged Dependent Relative)
* subclasses 115 and 835 (Remaining Relative) and
* subclasses 116 and 836 (Carer)
No new applications for these subclasses can be accepted, effective immediately. Applications lodged before 2 June 2014 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/certain-family-visas-closure.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.
- Presentations delivered by the Australian Consulate-General, Ho Chi Minh City
Presentation: Australian Education Agent Meeting, January 2014
How to lodge an application in Vietnam
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?
Online applications (not applicable to Vietnamese passport holders)
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 Wizard
- 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 15 August 2014