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    28 August 2019

    Revision in VFS service Fee

    With effect from 01 September 2019 is a revision in VFS Service Fee. The new service charge as the list below

    VFS Processing Fee THB (include TAX)
    Primary applicant Fee THB 895
    Secondary applicant Fee (in the same application) THB 626
    Citizenship by Descent THB 626

     

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    26 June 2018

    Important changes to the Transit Visa – from 01 July 2018

    From 01 July 2018, all Transit Visa applications must be lodged online, via ImmiAccount, applicants will longer have access to, or be able to lodge, paper applications for this visa.

    For more information on the Transit visa (Sub Class 771) programme and documents you need to provide with your visa application, please click here

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    14 June 2018

    Important changes to the Family-Other visa programme – from 1 July 2018

    From 01 July 2018, applications for the following visas must be lodged at the Perth Child and Other Family Processing Centre:

    • Aged Dependent Relative (Subclass 114)
    • Remaining Relative (Subclass 115)
    • Carer (Subclass 116)

    The above visa applications can no longer be lodged at the Visa Application Centre.

    Applications and sponsorship forms for these visas are available on the Home Affairs website.

    Payment of the visa application charge can be made online through the ImmiAccount portal.

    However, online lodgement is not currently available for these visas. Completed forms must be sent to the processing office in Perth:

    Child and Other Family Processing Centre

    Department of Home Affairs

    Locked Bag 7

    Northbridge WA 6865

    Australia

    For more information on the Other Family visa programme and documents you need to provide with your Other Family visa application, please click here

    Note: Other Family visa applications received at the Australian Visa Application Centre by 30 June 2018 but not received by the Perth Child and Other Family Processing Centre until after 01 July 2018 are still considered valid.

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    12 June 2018

    Important changes to the Partner and Prospective Marriage – From 01 July 2018

    From 01 July 2018, applications for the following visas must be lodged online, via ImmiAccount:

    • Partner (subclass 309/100 and 820/801)
    • Prospective Marriage (subclass 300)

    For more information on the Partner and Prospective Marriage visa programme and documents you need to provide with your visa application please click here

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    08 June 2017

    From 1 July 2017, clients from Laos to lodge paper applications need to lodge postal/courier applications at the Bangkok VAC.

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    08 June 2017

    From 1 July 2017, Visa Application Charge will be updated annually. See: Visa Application Charge

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    08 June 2017

    Government departments like DFAT and Department of Home Affairs will never ask for wire transfers as a payment option. Click here for more information.

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    08 June 2017

    Global visa and citizenship processing times

    Department of Home Affairs is continually looking to improve client information and processing arrangements.

    From 13 March 2017, you will be able to view current global visa and citizenship processing time for most visa subclasses and citizenship type by navigating to any product within Individuals and Travellers or Visa Support. On the product page, two processing time will be displayed, indicating how long it takes to finalise 75 and 90 percent of all applications submitted globally.

    Processing times apply from the date you complete application is received by the Home Affairs processing office

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    08 June 2017

    HOAX ALERT: Visa Free visit to Australia from January 2017

    Department of Home Affairs is aware of a hoax news/blog site suggesting new visa-free arrangements are coming into effect for individuals intending to travel to Australia. The hoax stories, which have so far named Fiji, the Philippines, Oman and Pakistan, suggest that Australia has entered into visa agreements with visa-free travel commencing from January 2017. These stories are false and Australia maintains a universal non-discriminatory visa regime. There has been no change to Australia’s approach. All non-citizens seeking to enter and stay in Australia require a valid visa.

    Travellers should continue to check the Department’s website, www.homeaffairs.gov.au, for the latest information on visa requirements for Australia. Any changes to visa conditions or processes are publicised on the Department’s website. The Department is reminding travellers who are intending to visit Australia, that there are important things they should know. This includes what visas to apply for, requirements for the visa application, obligations while in Australia and information about complying with the conditions of your visa.

    For reliable information on visa processes and charges information, please refer to Visiting Australia.