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Old 07-31-2020, 08:24 AM
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Biometric collection - COVID lockdown

We submitted our partner visa (309) application today and automatically received a request to do biometric.
We are unfortunate that the second wave of COVID just happened 2 days ago and now it is not recommended to travel to other cities. We are from Vietnam.
Can you please advise what to do with the biometric collection request.

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Old 08-01-2020, 06:12 AM
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i submited from April and still havent done the biometric yet because the VFS center is closed. nothing we can do except for waiting for them to open again


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Old 08-01-2020, 06:38 AM
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Home Affairs says this:

Some services relating to the visa application process may be impacted by COVID-19 and a range of services we rely on are increasingly unavailable.

This includes overseas panel doctors (see below), English language testing facilities, biometric collection and paper application lodgement centres.

While these services are unavailable, many applicants cannot meet visa requirements.

Applicants will be given additional time to complete checks and provide the requested information.

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i submited from April and still havent done the biometric yet because the VFS center is closed. nothing we can do except for waiting for them to open again
hathao91: thansk for your information. I think you are Vietnamese too. I have sent you a private message to ask some questions, can you please check.


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Home Affairs says this:

Some services relating to the visa application process may be impacted by COVID-19 and a range of services we rely on are increasingly unavailable.

This includes overseas panel doctors (see below), English language testing facilities, biometric collection and paper application lodgement centres.

While these services are unavailable, many applicants cannot meet visa requirements.

Applicants will be given additional time to complete checks and provide the requested information.
JandE: you are always legend , giving useful response. So in this case, we just need to wait and keep checking with the VFS office in Vietnam, right?


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Old 08-01-2020, 06:51 AM
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JandE: you are always legend , giving useful response. So in this case, we just need to wait and keep checking with the VFS office in Vietnam, right?
That is definitely what it looks like.

You can of course upload a statement to say you will apply as soon as the collection centre opens.

I would probably do that if I was in your position.

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Old 08-01-2020, 07:40 AM
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That is definitely what it looks like.

You can of course upload a statement to say you will apply as soon as the collection centre opens.

I would probably do that if I was in your position.
Agree completely, it is in our hands, we lose nothing


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