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    17 July 2020

    In light of the current COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak, all Australian Visa Application Centres, Australian Biometric Collection Centres and call centres, across the VFS Global network, are temporarily closed until further notice, see https://www.vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/covid-19-customer-advisories.html for updates. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and kind co-operation. For latest information from the Australian Government on Covid-19, please visit: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

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    25 March 2020

    Upcoming changes to child visas – effective 01 April 2020

    The Department of Home Affairs have advised - 01 April 2020, all new applications for these following visa subclasses:

    • Child (Subclass 101)
    • Adoption (Subclass 102)
    • Orphan Relative (Subclass 117)

    will need to be posted to:

    Department of Home Affairs Child and Other Family Processing Centre

    Locked Bag 7

    NORTHBRIDGE WA 6865

    AUSTRALIA

    or, the application should be delivered by courier service to:

    Department of Home Affairs Child and Other Family Processing Centre

    Wellington Central

    836 Wellington Street WEST PERTH WA 6005

    AUSTRALIA.

    Applicants will still be required to provide their biometrics upon receipt of a requirement letter from the Department.

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    17 March 2020

    Online Simplified Chinese System temporarily shut down

    In light of the current COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak, the Online Simplified Chinese System will be temporarily shut down until further notice. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

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    01 February 2020

    Travel Restrictions – effective immediately

    The Australian Government has announced that as of 01 February 2020, all travellers arriving from any part of mainland China, regardless of nationality, will be subject to enhanced border control measures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the Australian community. For more information on these travel restrictions, please click on the following links.

    https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/archive/article?itemId=354

    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/archive/article?itemId=355