My wife just told me this morning that a friend of hers in Nanning China got a visit from Australian consulate authorities yesterday to basically check her out. Is this a practice that anyone has heard of? After all we go through to apply for the visa, proving relationship etc, to be visited in this way seems a bit over the top. The only reason I can think of is if they they think this person is "less than genuine"? But has anyone here heard of these sorts of visits or is this a sign of a new change in methods by the Australian government on visa's?