It’s now peak season for groups travelling to Australia over the Chinese summer holidays and the Visa Offices in China are receiving large numbers of applications. A reminder to all tour groups and business travellers to lodge your Visitor visa applications on line at ImmiAccount at least 4 weeks before your travel date. Most applications will be processed within the global processing time of 26 days for tourists and 18 days for business visitors. Please do not make progress enquiries after you have lodged on line. If the matter is urgent, please use the Australian Immigration Enquiry Form.