Australian Embassy
The Philippines

Family Migration

Migrating to Australia

Australia has a series of information booklets designed to help you understand who qualifies to migrate to Australia, and how to make an application.

The Visa Office at the Australian Embassy, Manila processes selected migration applications. Some migration applications are processed in Australia and these are listed at the bottom of this page.

See: Coming to Australia

See Fees and Charges

Applications Processed in the Philippines

From 1 July 2013 Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4020 applies to all Family Stream visas. PIC 4020 will apply to all new applications and also to applications lodged prior to 1 July 2013 which have not yet been finally determined.

Under PIC 4020, a visa can be refused if bogus documentation or false and misleading information have been provided as part of the visa application. Applicants who are refused under PIC 4020 may also be subject to a three year bar on any visa that includes PIC 4020.

See: Public Interest Criterion 4020 

Partner Migration

See: Partner Migration and Partner Migration Booklet

Child Migration 

For information on child visas see: Visa options for children

Please refer to the following page for an application checklist that will assist preparing the necessary documentation to submit an Australian Child, Adoption, Orphan Relative or Dependent Child application here in the Philippines.

Other Family Migration

For information on other family visas see: Relative visa options

For information on capping and queueing arrangements for Other Family visas, see: Other Family Cap and Queue

Applying for a marriage / birth certificate or CENOMAR from the National Statistics Office?

Clients should only apply for an NSO document(s), once a visa application has been submitted, and at the request of a case officer.

Clients need to include a file number or Health (HAP ID) number when applying for an NSO document. See, applying for NSO documents.The documents are sent directly to the Australian Embassy in Manila. This ensures that the most recent and complete information is provided from NSO and avoids additional checks on individually submitted documents which may lead to a delay in the processing of the application.

Please note that we only accept NSO documents obtained using this process. 


Applications Processed in Australia

Skilled Migration

See: Working in Australia

Parent Migration

See: Parent category visas