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Visas and Immigration - Pacific Region
Welcome to the home of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and French dependencies (Francais), Solomon Is, Kiribati, Nauru, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Is, Tuvalu, Marshall Is, Palau, Guam and Pitcairn.
If you are in New Zealand and applying for an Australian visa,please use the link below which will advise you of the requirements. http://www.fiji.embassy.gov.au/suva/01PacRegNZ.html If you are a New Zealand citizen, do not have tuberculosis nor a criminal conviction, you can live and work in Australia without applying for a visa in advance. You will be eligible for a Special Category Visa (SCV) which is granted on arrival. See: Frequently Asked Questions
On 31 March 2014, the Australian Government lifted all travel restrictions on Fiji. The application checklist has been updated and individuals are no longer required to complete Travel Sanction Forms.
Traveller Facilitation for Nauru Passport Holders
Australia would like to extend privileges to Nauruan travellers to recognise the close relationship between the two countries.
From 20th September 2013, Australia will provide Nauru passport holders with access to the new electronic Visitor Visa (subclass e600).
Offering visa applicants a 24/7 internet lodgement facility, this will mean faster lodgement and faster visa assessment for Nauruan nationals who have access to the internet. The visa is also available for paper-based applications where there is no access to the internet.
For previous Australian visa holders who complied with their visa conditions, we will also simplify the documentary requirements for both the electronic and paper-based Visitor visa application. This will mean they will only need to lodge the application form, a copy of the biographical page of their passport, and pay the visa application charge.Importantly, the Visitor visa enables multiple entry and multiple year visa grants to those applicants considered low risk and propose regular travel to Australia.
For applications lodged at the AVAC service fee is still applicable.
Application of Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4020 to family visas
From 1 July 2013 Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4020 applies to all Family Stream visas. PIC 4020 will apply to all new applications and also to applications lodged prior to 1 July 2013 which have not yet been finally determined.
PIC 4020 enables a visa to be refused if bogus documentation or false and misleading information have been provided as part of the visa application. Applicants who are refused under PIC 4020 may also be subject to a three year bar on any visa that includes PIC 4020.
See: Application of Public Interest Criterion 4020 across all Family Stream visas
Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands and Palau
From 1 July 2013 the Australian Embassy in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, will stop accepting all visa applications and enquiries.
The Australian Government is making it quicker and easier to apply for many Australian visas. A number of new countries have been included in an expansion of access to online Visitor visa applications. If you hold a Federated States of Micronesia passport, you might be able to apply to visit Australia through our website.
Paper applications and enquiries can be directed to your nearest Australian Visa Application Centre See:Australian Visa Application Centres - Pacific Region
From 21st March 2013,TT Services Samoa will not accept cash as a mode of payment.All payments are required to be in the form of Bank Cheques
Important Notice - Inquiries Regarding Online Visa Applications
If you have lodged an online visa application through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website, please note that TT Services cannot provide any information regarding the status of your application, nor do they have access to DIBP systems.
Please go to www.immi.gov.au for further information.
Applying for a Visa to Australia
For details on how to lodge an application for an Australia Visa in the Pacific Region please see:Australian Visa Application Centres - Pacific Region
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