It will soon be peak time for visa applications to visit Australia during the Christmas and Spring Festival holidays. To avoid disappointment, the Australian Visa Offices in China recommend that you lodge your visa application online as early as possible – preferably 6 to 8 weeks before your intended travel date. Do NOT wait until the last minute. You can apply online now through the Department of Home Affairs ImmiAccount portal.
圣诞和春节赴澳签证申请高峰即将来临，为避免延误，中国的澳大利亚签证处建议您尽早在线递交签证申请 —— 最好在您计划赴澳日期前6至8周递交申请，请勿等到最后一刻。您现在就可以通过澳大利亚内政事务部的ImmiAccount在线递交申请。
To help process your application as quickly as possible, you should lodge a complete application with all supporting documents. A decision may be made using the information you provide when you lodge your application.
The Department of Home Affairs offers a range of online services for clients to apply for visas and citizenship, track the status of applications, update information, check visa status and notify changes to passport details. Please refer to Online Services for further information. You can also check current Global Visa Processing Times. Please note that processing times are impacted each month by changes in application volumes, seasonal peaks, complex cases, and incomplete applications.
For more information, refer to the following websites:
· Department of Home Affairs – Immigration and Citizenship – contains general information on entering and leaving Australia, Australian visas, Australian citizenship and all online services 关于进入和离开澳大利亚、澳大利亚签证、澳大利亚公民身份以及所有在线服务的相关信息
· Department of Home Affairs in China (available in both English and Mandarin) – contains information specifically for visa and citizenship clients in China and Mongolia（中英文可选）— 专为中国和蒙古的签证及公民身份申请人提供的信息
If you need additional assistance and you are unable to find the answer to your query using the websites above, use the Australian Immigration Enquiry form to make your enquiry to an Australian Visa Office in China. Please note that the Visa Office will not respond to case status enquiries within the Global Visa Processing Times.