Australian Embassy

Travelling to Australia during Spring Festival? Apply now!

Travelling to Australia during Spring Festival? Apply now!

It is currently peak season for Visitor visa application lodgements at the Australian Visa Offices in China. If you wish to travel to Australia during or before the Spring Festival, you should apply for your visa online at ImmiAccount as early as possible – preferably at least 6 weeks before your intended travel date - to avoid disappointment.

Applicants who lodge online early and provide all supporting documents are more likely to receive their visa outcome result in time for their intended travel date.

The current global visa processing time for Visitor (Tourist stream) visas is up to 27 days. Visitors are encouraged to apply at least 6- 8 weeks before their planned travel dates, to allow time for processing before the Spring Festival holiday.

Remember to lodge a complete application with all supporting documents. We can make a decision using the information you provide when you lodge your application and we may not ask you for more information.

Please note that actual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances including complex cases, incomplete applications and external checks. We will not be liable for any financial loss if a visa application is finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.

Please note that the Visa Offices in China will soon be closed from Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 December for Christmas, and on Wednesday 1 January for New Year. Even though our office is closed, you can still apply for your visa online, and complete a number of visa and citizenship services online quickly and easily 24 hours a day, seven days a week.



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Page last updated 3 December 2019