Australian Embassy
The Philippines

Visas and citizenship

Welcome to the website of the Department of Home Affairs (HA) in the Philippines. For information on topics not featured on this site, please visit the main Home Affairs website. See: www.homeaffairs.gov.au.

Due to current high demand in Visitor visa applications, apply for your visa at least 2 months before intended travel.

The Australian Embassy will be closed for public holiday on Monday 1 Oct 2018 and will re-open on Tuesday 2 October 2018. Visas will not be processed during this closure.

Important news

  1. Due to current high demand in Visitor visa applications, we recommend applying at least 2 months before intended travel. Please include all information with your application, as we generally do not request further information before making a final decision on your application. See: Visitor visa and Application checklists
  2. Visitor visa applications and health examinations - If you are over 75 years of age, seeking to stay in Australia for longer than 6 months or entering a medical facility, you must obtain a health assessment. If you do not seek a health assessment, this may lead to delays in your visa application. See: Health requirements 
  3. From 1 July 2018 online lodgement will be the only option available for Transit (subclass 771) and Partner (subclass 300) visa applications. See: Transit or  Family and Skilled Migration
  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. Tuberculosis warning for international students
  6. Collection of return to sender documents: If you submitted an application to VFS Global and recieved a decision between June 2016 and June 2018, please note your uncollected documents will be destroyed on 13 April 2018. If you require your uncollected documents please email immigration.manila@dfat.gov.au with your name, date of birth and file number and identification and the list of precise documents requested.

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