Australian High Commission
Responsibility for Bermuda

Visas, Migration and Citizenship

Visas, Immigration and Citizenship

About the Immigration and Citizenship Section in Ottawa, Canada

Who Do We Service


What's New

Changes to the MoFU

Changes implementd to the 457 visa

For Papua New Guinea Visa Applications

Australia's Visa Label Policy

Maritime Scams


Lodging a Visa or Citizenship by Descent Application

Important Tips When Making an Application

Application Charges and Fees

Global visa and citizenship processing times

Status Checks for Online Applications

Health requirement

Panel doctors

Character and police certificate requirements

Sending Messages with Attachments by Email

Introduction of Biometrics into visa processing for clients in Mexico

Visa types

IMPORTANT: You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.

The following lists are NOT exhaustive and refer only to the more common types of visas available.  For more comprehensive information on all visa types, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs website.

The Visa finder tool can help you find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances.

Visiting Australia

Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) 

Visitor Visa

Working Holiday Maker Visa

Transit Visa 

Studying and Training in Australia

Student Visa

Student Guardian Visa

Working in Australia 

Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Visa (subclass 400)

Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa (subclass 403)

Temporary Activity Visa (subclass 408)

Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (subclass 457)

Temporary activity visa framework changes


Family Sponsored Temporary Visa

New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) Visa subclass 461

Migrating to Australia 

Sponsor requirements for Partner and Prospective Marriage visa applications

Family Migration

Skilled Migration

Business Migration

Returning Residents

Resident Return Visa
Former Resident Visa (subclass 151)


The Citizenship Wizard will give you information on what to do and how to apply for Australian citizenship.

Citizenship by Descent

NOTE: For information on delivery and/or return of documents, please refer to item 6 under Important Tips When Making an Application in Ottawa 

Proof of Australian Citizenship

Resumption of Australian Citizenship

Citizenship by Conferral

Renouncing Australian Citizenship

Citizenship by Birth in Australia

Adopted Children and Australian Citizenship

Dual Citizenship

Entering and Leaving Australia as an Australian Citizen

Other Citizenship Issues


Forms and Booklets

Our forms are subject to change. Generally, this occurs three times a year with fixed dates of March, July and November.

However, in certain circumstances there may be a requirement for publishing forms outside of these dates. Prior to submitting any application you should ensure that you have completed the most current form. 

Download Visa Application Forms

Download Citizenship Application Forms

Download Booklets

Download Information Forms