Frequent Traveller Visitor visa for Chinese tourists

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has commenced its trial of the new 10-year ‘Frequent Traveller’ Visitor visa for holders of People’s Republic of China passports who are applying from within mainland China. The frequent traveller visitor visa is available to Chinese citizens who travel frequently to Australia for short visits.  …

Australian visa lodgement in Simplified Chinese for Chinese visitors

  The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced that from 12 December2016, visa applicants in China will be able to lodge visitor visa applications in Chinese through a new online service provided by Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs). The new optional online Visitor visa (Subclass 600) Tourist stream allows …

AAT end of year arrangements 2016

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has published the following press release regarding Christmas close downs for 2016: “Some offices will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period Some offices will close from 5.00pm, Friday 23 December 2016 and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2017. The …