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Visas, Migration and Citizenship
Welcome to the website of the Migration Branch of the Australian High Commission in London. We are an overseas office of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). We service clients who are usually resident in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Important changes to Australia’s Visitor visa arrangements
Visitors seeking a new visa to enter Australia for non-work purposes will need to apply for a new Visitor (Subclass 600) visa, or if eligible, the new Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601) or the eVisitor (Subclass 651) visa.
These visas will allow for tourism, family visits, and business visitor activities (undertaking of business enquiries and contractual negotiations, and attending conferences). These visas will not allow business visitors to perform work.
Persons seeking a visa to enter Australia to engage in short-term, non-ongoing, highly specialised work should apply for the new Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) (Subclass 400) visa or another visa which permits work. The Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) (Subclass 400) visa is an unsponsored visa that will also provide for persons invited to participate in an event such as a sporting competition.
Persons who hold a visa issued before 23 March 2013 will continue to be able to use that visa until it expires.
For further information on these changes please go to:
Planning a holiday in Australia?
If you hold a passport from the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland or Vatican City you can apply electronically free of charge for a visa to visit Australia for a holiday.
Visa and Citizenship Information
- Visa information
- Citizenship by descent information
- Check the status of your Australian visa online & visa evidencing (visa label)
- Migration Agents
- Protecting yourself from migration fraud
- Certification of documents
- ‘Refer to Embassy’ message instructions
- Travelling to, entering and departing Australia
Forms, Fees, Health and Character
- Application forms
- Application charges (fees)
- Health information and Panel Doctors
- Character information and UK/Irish Police Clearances
Client Service Charter and Feedback
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