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Visas, Migration and Citizenship

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The visa office at the Australian Embassy in Moscow, Russia closed on 15 March 2019. The responsibility for processing applications for clients residing in Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will transfer to the Australian Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.

You can continue to lodge your application online and it will be automatically directed to the relevant visa office for consideration and decision.

Any residual caseload remaining in Moscow on 15 March 2019 will be transferred to the Australian Embassy in Belgrade for consideration and decision.

For further information, please see the frequently asked questions

 

Please help the Australian Government improve its new Digital Assistant online chat for Visa and citizenship enquiries

We are currently trialling a new Digital Assistant online chat that will make it easier and faster to find answers to Australian visa and citizenship questions.

The Digital Assistant trial will be available on the Australian Government’s Immigration and Citizenship website pages (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au) for approximately three months. You can open the Australian Visa and Citizenship Digital Assistant by clicking on the ‘Digital Assistant’ orange tab located at the bottom right hand side of the screen on our Immigration and Citizenship webpages.

We are asking for your help to improve the Digital Assistant by using it as much as possible throughout the trial for your Australian visa and citizenship questions, and sending any feedback you have on the Digital Assistant. Feedback can be provided by clicking on the blue feedback tab at the bottom of the screen.

For more information on our trial Digital Assistant go to www.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

What's New: Biometrics Requirements

From 19 November, the Department of Home Affairs will start collecting biometrics from people who are in Russia or Kazakhstan at the time they lodge their application or who are usually resident in Russia or Kazakhstan.

Biometrics are collected through a quick and easy process that captures a photograph of your face and a 10-digit electronic fingerprint. Applicants will be required to provide their biometrics each and every time they apply for a visa (where biometrics is required).

Visa applicants in Russia who lodge their applications from 19 November 2018 will receive a letter requiring them to attend one of the six Australian Biometric Collection Centres located in Moscow, St Petersburg, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don and Almaty in person to provide their biometrics within 14 days of lodging their application. If you are outside Russia or Kazakhstan and are required to undertake biometrics, please visit the department's website for information on your nearest biometrics collection centre.

Delays in providing biometrics will cause delays in the processing of visa applications and failure to provide biometrics may result in your application being refused.

For more information on Biometrics, please visit the VFS - Australian Biometric Collection Centre website.

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