Under the Privacy Act 1988 DIBP is authorised to provide information about a visa application to another person, other than the applicant, provided that the applicant authorises in writing.
If you wish to appoint a migration agent registered in Australia, complete Form 956 Advice by a migration agent/exempt person of providing immigration assistance.
If you wish to appoint an authorised person such as a dispatcher, travel agent or another person to receive information about the progress of your application, complete Form 956A Appointment or withdrawal of Authorised Recipient.
Only those who are duly indicated in one of the forms above may receive information on the progress of the visa application. You will not be able to receive information if you do not have the appropriate authorisation based on the Australian Privacy Act.
Page Last Update: 24 March 2017