Changes in Australian visa lodging conditions starting 18 Nov 2017

For Partners, Parents and Temporary Visa Subclasses.


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Changes in Australian visa lodging conditions starting 18 Nov 2017
Written by Crispin Aranda.
Updated November 18, 2017 | Australia

Online lodging for specific visa subclasses

It was announced today, that Partner and Parent visa subclasses (described below) must be lodged online through the ImmiAccount procedure.  Application in person at any offices of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will no longer be available.

The same online lodging applies to the Temporary Work (International Relations)

  • Partner category visas (subclass 820801, 309100 & 300)
  • Parent visas (subclass 804884864173143 & 103)
  • Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403).

Address for lodging Parent visa applications by post or courier:

Post application to:
Parent Visa Centre 
Locked Bag 7 
Northbridge WA 6865

Courier application to:
Parent Visa Centre 
Wellington Central 
Ground Floor 
836 Wellington Street 
West Perth WA 6005

New conditions for temporary visas

DIBP also announced new visa conditions for temporary visas granted on or after 18 November 2017. The visa conditions are:

  • Visa condition 8303 prohibits activities that endanger or threaten any individual, or activities disruptive to, or violence threatening harm to, the Australian community or a group within the Australian community.
  • Visa condition 8304 requires temporary visa holders to identify themselves by the same name in all dealings with Commonwealth, state or territory government agencies. If you change your name, you must inform all government agencies of this name change as soon as possible. This includes the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
  • Visa condition 8564 requires individuals not to engage in criminal conduct.

For the complete official announcement, please click here: http://www.border.gov.au/News/Pages/changes-to-visa-lodgement-and-conditions.aspx

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About the Author

Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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