Australian Embassy
The Philippines

Visas and citizenship


The Embassy will be closed from 23 December and reopens on Tuesday 2 January. Visa applications will not be processed during this period. Please ensure you apply for travel during this period at least 4-6 weeks in advance. Visa processing will resume on 2 January 2018.

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Important news

  1. From 18 November 2017, applications for the following visas must be lodged online, via ImmiAccount:

  • Partner (subclass 309/100 and 820/801)

  • Prospective Marriage (subclass 300)
  1. Due to high demand in Visitor visa applications between October - December 2017, please ensure you apply at least 4-6 weeks in advance of intended travel. Applications will be decided on information provided in your application. See: Visitor visa and application checklist 
  2. Visitor visa applications - Please include all information with your application, as we generally do not request further information before making a final decision on your application.
  3. Apply online - lodge your application online through ImmiAccount where available.  All Philippine passport holders are eligible to apply online.  See: Where to apply 
  4. Forgot or can't find the details of your visa? See: VEVO for Visa Holders If you do not know your reference number, you can request it. See: VEVO Request for Reference Number Form
  5. On 20 April 2017, the Government announced changes to the requirements for Australian citizenship. See here for more information.
  6. Abolition and replacement of the 457 visa from March 2018. See here for more information.
  7. Tuberculosis warning for international students

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