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According to the Press Association thousands of London postal workers may be participating in a 24 hour strike on 19 June or later this month.
Why is this important for Australian or New Zealand visa applicants?
If you are facing a deadline – for example, if you must have your application in before a birthday deadline to ensure that you do not lose crucial points on the skilled points test, or you have been given so many days to provide further documents to the Australian Department of Immigration or Immigration New Zealand – then you must make sure that you plan for contingencies such as any possible postal strikes.
Other possible delays that you should look out for include Australian and New Zealand Public Holidays. Remember, Australia is divided into States and Territories, and they have their own Public Holidays.
Remember also that if your application is not receipted because of a public holiday, then you may have an argument on your hands about whether or not your application was “received” on the required date.
Here are some useful links for information about Public Holidays in Australia and New Zealand:
Click here to see when Australia observes Public Holidays: Australian Government Website
Click here to see when New Zealand observes Public Holidays: New Zealand Department of Labour