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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, I have applied for my husband's visitor visa which I lodged online. I immediately was requested for biometrics but all biometrics centres are closed. Are we expected to wait till these centres open? That could take months! :( Has anyone else faced a similar issue?
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, A friend is currently in the process of applying for a Visitor Visa (600) for her holiday in August (starting mid August). She is a Filipino who is working in HK. Only finally submitted the application on Monday, and immediately had a response about booking for Biometric data collection...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Hey, I have a quick question, I am currently doing my husband's online application on my immiaccount and it still shows that it is required to do the health assessment and the bio-metric assessment, though he did both assessments the second day we paid for the application (June 17, 2019), how...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hello, I need help. I have submitted my application last 18 June and was requested to complete biometrics within 14 days. I have done my biometrics 26 June. I thought everything will be automatic after biometrics and I dont need to do anything. However, upon checking and waiting for results...
  5. Visas and immigration
    My wife applied for a Partner Visa a month ago and as a requirement for that visa she had Biometrics done. Today she applied for a Visitor Visa and she has been instructed to get Biometrics done again. Finger prints don't change, so I'm just wondering is this normal or should she try to get out...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hello, I need your advice/help. I'm a Malaysian currently in the US and I am applying for a prospective marriage visa and they are now asking me to provide my biometric but there is no VFS/AVAC in the US and the closest Biometric data collection center is in Mexico and I really don't wanna go...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Millions of dollars will be spent on modernising Australia's visa processes, including the introduction of more new technology, it has been announced. Some $95.4 million will be allocated in the 2017/2018 Budget to support new technologies for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Hello everybody! I'm currently doing PhD in china (Beijing) and have to attend a conference in Sydney which is being sponsored by university. I've applied for subclass-600 visa via ImmiAccount; however, after submission the current status of my application is "Information Requested" and they...
  9. International Travel
    Australia is moving towards being the first country in the world to set up contactless airport security which will do away with the need for passports. Some $93.7 million is being spent on rolling out automatic biometric processing at all the nation's major international airports and sea ports...
  10. Visas and immigration
    As the issue of immigration continues to be a point of discussion around the world, the head of Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection has looked at how the country's mission has changed to cope with the 21st century. A year on from when the former immigration department...
  11. Visas and immigration
    New laws in Australia have extended the types of biometric identifiers that customs authorities can collect and the circumstances and places in which they can gather them. Immigration authorities will have the legal means to use handheld, fingerprint scanners linked to external law enforcement...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Australia will continue to use biometrics to ensure immigration and citizenship security issues are as well protected as they can be, the country's Immigration Minister has confirmed. Speaking at the Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific conference Peter Dutton said new innovations in this area...
  13. Visas and immigration
    The lengths visa and citizenship fraud criminals will go to and how new technology is combatting immigration crime has been revealed by Australian officials. The National Investigations Section of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has highlighted some recent cases in its...
  14. Visas and immigration
    A $700 million update to Australia's border management system will mean that everyone entering the country will have their data scanned and matched against a biometrics database. The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service will soon deploy a new border clearance system that supports...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Australia is continuing to expand the use of biometric details for visa applications with new collection systems being introduced in a number of countries from next month. Biometric collection for visa applications will begin in Syria and Malaysia in April and in Kenya, Jordan, Lebanon and...
  16. Visas and immigration
    The use of facial recognition technology is being expanded in Australia and a panel created to source specialised support for the country's passport office. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has flagged facial recognition as an ongoing area of development in its increased use...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Sydney Airport has increased its automated biometric checkpoint kiosks and gates as the latest technology is increasingly being used to combat identity fraud and make it easier for legitimate visa holders to pass through security. The numbers have gone up from 12 kiosks at seven gates to 16...
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