Australian Consulate-General
Hong Kong, China
Address: 23/F Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong - Tel: +852 2827 8881 - Fax: +852 2585 4457

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Australian Immigration - Biometric Data Collection

Stories carried in Hong Kong media recently carry misleading information about the introduction of biometric data collection for people applying for visas to Australia. Holders of Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, British National Overseas, and People’s Republic of China passports (among others) DO NOT need to provide biometric data when applying for visas to Australia in Hong Kong. Visa or travel authority application procedures for the above passport holders have not changed. While biometric data collection exemptions apply to several countries’ passport holders, in rare circumstances some visa applicants from these countries may still be required to undertake biometric collection in Hong Kong. These people will be notified directly. For information on visas, visit the Australian Visa Application Centre website:

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Have you been a recipient, or do you know a recipient of an Australia Award study grant, including the Cheung Kong Endeavour Awards? Interested in reconnecting with Australia through social, education and business-related events? We're seeking to reconnect with Australia Awards alumni in Hong Kong and Macau. Click here to share your Australia Awards experience.

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China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and Chinese President President Xi Jinping announced the conclusion of negotiations for the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) on 17 November 2014. Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb and Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng signed a Declaration of Intent to work towards signature of the Agreement. ChAFTA lays an historic foundation for the next phase of Australia's economic relationship with China. [ More ]

Australian Visa Application Centre in Hong Kong for the first time

Immigration and Citizenship services from the Australian Consulate General will change from Monday 13 October with the opening of the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC). The new AVAC is located at Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. [ More ]


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