19 February 2009
Australian immigration officials to visit Queensland towns
Representatives Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will be visiting Rockhampton and Emerald next week to provide assistance, support and on-hand information for those who do not usually have easy access to it.
The Australian immigration officials will be visiting the two towns to provide information and support for those involved with the temporary Australian visa scheme, or temporary business entry (subclass 457) visa programme.
Seminars will be run during the 23-27 February; however, individual appointments can still be made with the immigration officials.
"DIAC places great importance on providing services to regional areas and these visits are a large part of that," a DIAC spokesperson said.
"While the department has a great deal of information available over the phone or on the Internet, some people prefer to speak to officers face-to-face, and these visits are about meeting that need."
The immigration officials will be on-hand to discuss any immigration or citizenship matters, including employing overseas workers on Australian working visas and the pathway to naturalisation for those who decided to migrate to Australia. Staff will also be on-hand to help lodge an Australian visa application.
The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with emigrating to Australia.