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Usama Arshad

Passport holding time for 476

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Hi,

I am a graduate from a Washington Accord accredited Pakistani University. I am planning to apply Australian visa 476 and for that, I have gathered all the requirements. Now, I only need to apply. My wife is a Chinese. She will be included in my application and until just a few days ago, she was living with me in Pakistan but had to move back due to her mother being sick. I am also planning to go to China and apply from there. Can I apply from China instead of Pakistan? If I can then after how much time of filing the online application do Australia require us to submit the hard copy of the passport and for how long at average do they keep it until returning it with visa sticker? On the home ministry website, they have only given estimated times for visa processing but I am rather interested in when will my passport be taken and for how long?

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3 hours ago, Usama Arshad said:

Hi,

I am a graduate from a Washington Accord accredited Pakistani University. I am planning to apply Australian visa 476 and for that, I have gathered all the requirements. Now, I only need to apply. My wife is a Chinese. She will be included in my application and until just a few days ago, she was living with me in Pakistan but had to move back due to her mother being sick. I am also planning to go to China and apply from there. Can I apply from China instead of Pakistan? If I can then after how much time of filing the online application do Australia require us to submit the hard copy of the passport and for how long at average do they keep it until returning it with visa sticker? On the home ministry website, they have only given estimated times for visa processing but I am rather interested in when will my passport be taken and for how long?

In most cases IMMI no longer apply visa stickers to passports, its all online.  In some cases you can request a sticker, but its rarely needed these days.  You can apply from China, but I would expect you application to be sent to Pakistan for processing, this is common, but not always.  So they dont usually hold your passport anymore.


 

 

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On 11/8/2018 at 10:45 PM, AussieDude said:

In most cases IMMI no longer apply visa stickers to passports, its all online.  In some cases you can request a sticker, but its rarely needed these days.  You can apply from China, but I would expect you application to be sent to Pakistan for processing, this is common, but not always.  So they dont usually hold your passport anymore.

Thanks a lot AusieDude, You have been a great help. I had applied while remaining in Pakistan because I did not want to delay any longer. But now, I am in China, I recently arrived, I will update to them my new address now. This being an online visa was a great news for me.

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