Referring to your another post on having h1b visa stamped in Aus while going to validate PR, would like to know if that still works. I am planning to do the same sometime later this year.
Also is the process different from India. I am not seeing any reference anywhere where the biometric are done one day prior to consular interview. Does the US consulate in Australia also mandate the biometric collection 24 hours prior to consulate interview, or is the both process done same day (biometric collection and interview)