Change to processing location for applications lodged in Pakistan or Afghanistan

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Change to processing location for Australian Visa applications lodged in Pakistan or AfghanistanNews in from the Australian Immigration Department this week which effects Partner and family migration processing for applicants in Pakistan or Afghanistan

Partner and family migration applications lodged by clients who live in Pakistan or Afghanistan (except for Afghan nationals) are processed at the Australian High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Partner and family migration applications from Afghan nationals who live in Afghanistan or Pakistan (except general skilled, business skills, Distinguished Talent (subclass 124), Former Resident (subclass 151) and parent subclasses) should still be lodged with the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

These applications will continue to be processed in Dubai.

Lodging a new application

Due to the change in processing location, from 1 December 2011, applicants living in Pakistan or
Afghanistan (except for Afghan nationals) should lodge their new partner, child or family migration
application directly with the Australian High Commission, Islamabad.

Send your application by courier service to:

Visa Section
Australian High Commission
Constitution Avenue and Ispahani Road
Diplomatic Enclave No. 1
Sector G-5/4

Affected visa subclasses

The change applies to the following permanent visa subclasses:

  • 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.

Note: Visa application charges apply. Applications lodged directly with the office in Islamabad
must be accompanied by the correct visa application charge in the form of a bank draft in
Pakistani rupees.

Payment cannot be made by cash, personal cheque or credit card.

For more information about lodging an application and the visa application charge, visit the
department’s website.

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