The Department will undertake system maintenance on its electronic systems between Thursday 7pm 30 June and Friday 9 am 1 July 2016 AEST.
MIA Members are warned to lodge urgent applications on Thursday by:
7 pm – Australian Eastern Standard Time zones.
6.30 pm – South Australia and the Northern Territory
5pm – Western Australia
A completed visa application submitted online to the Department is not lodged until any associated visa application charge is also received by the Department.
The following systems will also be unavailable during the maintenance activities:
- eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
- Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
- Visa pricing estimator
If you receive a ‘Service Temporarily Unavailable’ error message during this time, try again after the outage period.
The student visa application form will change from 12 am AEST 1 July 2016 to reflect new student visa subclasses.
The Department will be unable to receive online applications between 7 pm AEST 30 June 2016 and 9 am AEST 1 July 2016 during the planned system maintenance activity.
Applications for current student visa subclasses using the current application form should be submitted to the Department with payment (lodged) before 7 pm AEST on 30 June 2016.