Australian Embassy
The Philippines


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Australians in the Philippines

We know that this is a difficult time for those affected by COVID-19. We have put together a guide with useful information to answer your enquiries on:


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Australia and the Philippines are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2021. Officially launched in Manila on Australia Day, the year will involve a range of exciting activities and initiatives. They will engage friends and partners across both countries and highlight the breadth and depth of our cooperation and engagement. Visit the commemorative website for more details.


Travel Restrictions

Only Australian citizens, permanent residents, New Zealand citizens (who are usually residents of Australia) and their immediate family members may travel to Australia at this time.  


All visa holders should confirm if they can travel to Australia and if required will need to apply for a travel exemption.  For more information on these restrictions please visit Home Affairs and Home Affairs COVID -19


Beware of Visa Scams

COVID-19 has disrupted travel plans with temporary restrictions in place. If someone is making you an immigration offer that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Beware of visa scammers especially at this time and make sure you observe measures to ensure your security. 


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Australian Visa

The Department of Home Affairs is prioritising processing visa applications for those travellers in the exempt categories to support urgent travel.  For more information please refer here.


We encourage applicants to apply  online wherever possible, as these applications will be processed faster than those lodged on paper.

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