Australian Embassy
The Philippines

Visas and citizenship

The Australian Embassy Immigration Section will close for business on Monday 1 May 2017 for a Public Holiday and will reopen on Tuesday 2 May 2017. Please note that visas will not be processed during the closure. Please visit if you have a question about visas, citizenship, travel or trade.


Welcome to the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in the Philippines. For information on topics not featured on this site, please visit the main DIBP website. See:

Important news

  1. On 20 April 2017, the Government announced changes to the requirements to become an Australian citizen. See here for more information.
  2. Abolition and replacement of the 457 visa from March 2018. See here for more information.
  3. New visa processing times are now published on the Department’s website.  See here for more information
  4. 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.
  5. Changes to domestic workers accompanying employers visiting Australia commence 19 Nov 2016.
  6. New sponsor requirements for Partner and Prospective Marriage visa applications commence 18 Nov 2016.
  7. Apply online - lodge your application online through ImmiAccount where available.  All Philippine passport holders are eligible to apply online.  See: Where to apply 
  8. 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
  9. Tuberculosis warning for international students

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