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    14 June 2021

    In keep with the local government announcement on 14 June 2021, the Australian Visa Application Centre in Thimphu will resume limited operations from 21 June 2021 for Biometrics collection, strictly by appointment. Paper applications will not be accepted by mail or at the office. You can apply online for most visa and citizenship applications at: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/tools

    Current operational days and timing for the AVAC, except public holidays, are:

    1. Operational day: Monday
    2. Operational timings: 09:00 am to 04:00 pm

    Customers are required to make a prior appointment before visiting the centre as no walk-in appointments or in-person information services will be available. Customers needing assistance with completing their Visa form online can avail the service at the Visa Application Centre, for an additional fee. Please make this selection at the time of making your appointment.

    Travel restrictions are in place and subject to change. You cannot come to Australia unless you are in an exempt category or you have been granted an individual exemption to the current travel restrictions. Please check the Department of Home Affairs’ website for more information https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions

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    14 June 2021

    The Australian Visa Application Centre in Bhutan will remain closed from 14 Jun 2021 in keeping with the local government announcement. All appointments to the Visa Centre will stand cancelled for this day. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

    Please continue to visit our website for current information and before planning your visit to our Visa Centre. For information services, please reach out to the Department of Home Affairs Australia, by visiting: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/contact-us/overview.

    For the latest information from the Australian government, please visit the Department of Home Affairs’ website: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au

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    11 February 2021

    The Australian Visa Application Centre in Thimphu will resume limited operations from 15 February 2021 for Biometrics collection, strictly by appointment. Paper applications will not be accepted by mail or at the office. You can apply online for most visa and citizenship applications at: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/tools

    Current operational days and timing for the AVACs, except public holidays, are:

    1. Operational day: Monday
    2. Operational timings: 09:00 am to 04:00 pm

    Customers are required to make a prior appointment before visiting the centre as no walk-in appointments or in-person information services will be available. Customers needing assistance with completing their Visa form online can avail the service at the Visa Application Centre, for an additional fee. Please make this selection at the time of making your appointment.

    Travel restrictions are in place and subject to change. You cannot come to Australia unless you are in an exempt category or you have been granted an individual exemption to the current travel restrictions. Please check the Department of Home Affairs’ website for more information https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions

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    20 December 2020

    In keeping with the local government’s announcement on 20 December 2020, the Australian Visa Application Centre in Bhutan suspends operations, with immediate effect, until further notice. All appointments to the visa centre will stand cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

    For the latest information from the Australian government, please visit the Department of Home Affairs’ website: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions

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    28 October 2020

    The Australian Visa Application Centre in Thimphu will resume limited operations from 02 November 2020 for Biometrics collection, strictly by appointment. Paper applications will not be accepted by mail or at the office. You can apply online for most visa and citizenship applications at: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/tools

    Current operational days and timing for the AVACs, except public holidays, are:

    a. Operational day: Monday

    b. Operational timings: 09:00 am to 04:00 pm

    Customers are required to make a prior appointment before visiting the centre as no walk-in appointments or in-person information services will be available. Customers needing assistance with completing their Visa form online can avail the service at the Visa Application Centre, for an additional fee. Please make this selection at the time of making your appointment.

    Travel restrictions are in place and subject to change. You cannot come to Australia unless you are in an exempt category or you have been granted an individual exemption to the current travel restrictions. Please check the Department of Home Affairs’ website for more information https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions