From 1 September 2014 all applications lodged in person at Australian Visa Application Centres in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing will be processed ‘Passport Free’.
This means that your passport will no longer be forwarded to the Australian Visa Office with your application. Colour copies of relevant passport pages will be forwarded in place of the original.
Applicants may provide their own copies or use photocopy facilities available at the AVAC (fees apply).
For more information, please refer to the relevant checklists. See: Applying for a visa to Australia
Page last updated 26 August 2014