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Australian Visa Processing for Pakistan and Afghanistan

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From 1 December 2011, the Australian High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan will process all new family based migration applications for applicants from Pakistan and Afghanistan.


According to the announcement, made by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), all new partner, child and family visa applications lodged by those who live in Pakistan or Afghanistan (except for applications made by Afghan nationals) will be processed by the Australian High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan.


Afghan nationals who live in Afghanistan or Pakistan should continue to lodge these visa applications with the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where the applications will continue to be processed in Dubai.


For those who lodged their visa application before December 1, 2011, they will continue to have their application processed by the Australian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand until further notice. If applicants' cases are transferred to the Islamabad office, they will be informed by their new case officer in that office.


Permanent visa subclasses affected by the change are as follows:


Child (Permanent) (subclass 101) visa

Adoption (Permanent) (subclass 102) visa

Aged Dependent Relative (subclass 114) visa

Remaining Relative (subclass 115) visa

Carer (subclass 116) visa

Orphan Relative (subclass 117) visa

Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa

Partner (Temporary and Permanent) (subclass 309 and 100) visas

Dependent Child (subclass 445) visa

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Thanks for sharing this useful info.

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