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Current Australian Border Arrangments

From 6 July 2022, unvaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents can leave and enter Australia without an individual travel exemption. Travellers entering or leaving Australia do not require a negative pre-departure test and cruise vessels can enter Australian territory.

All incoming travellers will need to comply with the testing and quarantine requirements of the state or territory of their arrival, and any other state or territory to which they plan to travel. Visit for more information.

It is important to remember that other countries, and private airlines, vessel operators and tour companies, may have their own requirements for travellers.

Unvaccinated visa holders will no longer need a travel exemption to enter Australia.For all the latest information about Australia’s border arrangments, please visit:

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Australian Visa

Some services relating to the visa application process may be impacted by COVID-19 and a range of services we rely on are increasingly unavailable. VisittheVisas and Citizenshippage for more information.


From 04 April 2022, visa applicants in the Philippines must complete biometric (face photograph and fingerprint scan) collection for each application lodged, irrespective of their nationality, unless they are excluded or exempt from the biometric program.

Biometrics are collected through a quick and easy process that captures a photograph of your face and a 10-digit electronic fingerprint. Applicants will be required to provide their biometrics each and every time they apply for a visa.

When you lodge your application online, you will be sent a request to provide personal identifiers (biometrics) via email. You should make an appointment to attend an Australian Biometrics Collection Centre (ABCC) in person to provide your biometrics. Take a copy of that email and your passport to the appointment.

You must provide your biometrics within 14 days of online lodgement or notify the relevant visa processing office if unable to do so.

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VFS Global operates two ABCCs in the Philippines (in Manila and Cebu). The ABCC will charge a service fee for the collection of biometrics.

For more information about biometric collection procedures, fees charged, contact details, ABCC locations, or to book your biometrics appointment, please visit Welcome to VFS Global| vfsglobal.

Pre-lodgement enquiries- Global Service Centre

If you wish to contact the global service centre regarding your pre-lodgment enquiry, please call +61 2 6196 0196, Monday to Friday 09:00am to 5:00pm (Manila local time). Callers can access Translating and Interpreting Service support.

Visitor visas that could not be used due to COVID-19

Under Australian migration law, it is not possible to extend a visitor visa or electronic travel authority. You must apply for a new visa, if your current visa has expired and you wish to travel to Australia.

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A Visa Application Charge waiver may be available to you if you held a Visitor (Tourist) visa holders which expired while outside Australia following implementation of COVID-19 travel restrictions on 20 March 2020 (multiple entry visa), or prior to you using the visa (multiple or single entry visa). Please refer to

Due to the volume of Visitor applications currently with the Department, and the anticipated increase in applications lodged following the announcement of the re-opening of our borders, delays can be expected. Please ensure you do not book flights prior to advice that your visa has been granted, as applications will not be expedited due to expiring flight bookings.

All efforts are being made to address the pipeline of applications as quickly as possible and may involve applicants receiving requests to update their evidentiary support on their ImmiAccount – if you have a pending application, please ensure your supporting documents are up to date to avoid further delays.

Lodged visa applications with pending outcome due to COVID-19

Your application remains valid and will be assessed. Please note that the pipeline of existing applications is significant and every effort is being made to quickly assess and decide eligible visa applications so that travel to Australia can occur.
If your circumstances for travel have changed, please consider updating us with additional information through your ImmiAccount.

You may withdraw your application at any time via ImmiAccount before a decision is made by using the appropriate form 1446 – Withdrawal of a visa application. The form and further information regardingwithdrawing a visa application can be found on our website

Important – Please note however, that Visa Application Charges are generally not refundable, even if the application is withdrawn. Only very limited circumstances allow for a refund of the Visa Application Charge.

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Unable to meet the Initial Entry Date

If you have a permanent or provisional family visa and you cannot travel to Australia before the specified initial entry date (first entry date) condition advised in your visa grant letter, please use the online Travel Facilitation Letter Request Form found here.

If you are a Skilled Visa holder, please email [emailprotected]

Changes to Australian citizenship certificates from 1 July 2021

From 1July2021,applicants approvedfor Australian citizenship by descent and Australian citizenship by adoption will receive an Australian citizenship certificate instead of an Australian citizenship extract.The Government will not issue citizenship extracts for applications approved on or after 1July 2021.You can still use a citizenship extract (issued prior to 1July2021), to apply for an Australian Passport.

Applicants are encouraged to provide an Australianpostal address with their application. If you are unableto provide one, we will send your certificate to the Australian Embassy and notify you on how you can collect the certificate. For further information, please visit Evidence of citizenship and certificates.

Changes to Visitor visa applications from 30 September 2021

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The Department of Home Affairs hasintroduced100 per cent online lodgement for Visitor visas (subclass 600). From 30 September 2021, all applicants applying for a Visitor visa (subclass 600) from outside Australia in any stream must lodge their application online via ImmiAccount. Paper applications are notaccepted as valid for lodgement.


  • For any Child visa related matters please contact[emailprotected] (From 1 April: Child Visa applications must be couriered directly to the Child and Other Family Processing Centre in Perth - please refer to:
    • This does not apply to subclass 445 - Dependent Child Visa - these can still be sent to the Embassy until advised otherwise.

Visas and Citizenship

Information for applicants

  • Supporting documents you should provide
  • After you apply

If you are unsure which visa is right for you please use the Visa Finder.

Full listing of Australian visas can be found here.

Other useful information

  • How do I request a document from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)?See PSA
  • How do I request a Certification, Authentication and Verification (CAV) certificate?
  • Where can I find out information about the DNA Sample Collection process
  • Where can I find information on Australia's Visa Application Centre - VFS Global
  • Where can I find information about booking an appointment for the Guidance and Counseling Program delivered by the Commission for Filipinos Overseas? Note: Completion of this program is a requirement under the Philippine Republic Act 10906 and 10364 for fiancé(e)s, spouses and other partners of foreign nationals or of former Filipino citizens.


Can I get tourist visa for Australia now? ›

About the Australia Tourist Visa

It allows foreign nationals to visit Australia for a short time period. Indian citizens who wish to visit Australia for tourism purposes have to apply for the visitor visa (Subclass 600), which allows them to go to Australia for business or tourism related activities.

Can I email Australian embassy? ›

sending an email to or. writing to us at.

How can I get Australian visa fast? ›

Fast-track processing is a premium service providing priority processing to certain Visitor visa (subclass 600) applicants. Visitor visa applicants who wish to receive fast-track processing must complete this form and pay the fast-track fee. The fast-track fee is in addition to the visa application charge.

Who can I talk to about Australian visas? ›

For queries related to Australian citizenship, immigration or visas, please call +61 2 6196 0196 between 9 am to 5 pm (GMT) Monday to Friday. Please be aware, this is an Australian number and international rates may apply; contact your phone provider for information on rates.

How long does an Australian visa take to process? ›

Visa TypeStream (if available)75% of applications processed in
600 VisitorTourist*20 days
600 VisitorBusiness Visitor26 days
600 VisitorSponsored Family4 months
771 Transit14 days
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How much is Australia visa fees? ›

Australia Visa: Apply for Australia Tourist Visa @ Rs. 9,999 for Indian Tourists | Akbar Travels.

How much bank balance is required for Australia visitor visa? ›

These financial requirements for Visitor Visa Australia generally include bank statements for the past 3 months with a closing balance of at least $ 5,000 AUD per applicant, payslips, audited accounts, taxation records, or credit card limits.

How much is Australia tourist visa? ›

How Much Does an Australia Visa Cost?
Visa TypeFee (in AUD)Fee if you apply from within Australia (in AUD)
Tourist Visa- subclass 600 (Frequent traveller stream not included)145370
Frequent Traveller Stream- subclass 6001,085N/A
Medical Treatment Visa-subclass 602Free of charge320
Transit Visa-subclass 771Free of chargeN/A
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What can an embassy help you with? ›

Embassy offices are typically located in capital cities and can offer multiple services to its residents abroad, including:
  • Issuing emergency passports (if yours got lost or stolen)
  • Replacing/renewing your passport.
  • Issuing birth reports for children born abroad.
  • Issuing death reports for residents who pass away abroad.
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What is Australian immigration email? ›

General Enquiries: Visas and Migration email form. Consular Services: Study in Australia:

Can I get an emergency visa for Australia? ›

Emergency Visa is only issued in case of genuine emergency like death or serious illness of immediate family member (blood relation).

Why Australian visa take so long? ›

Due to a high volume of applications, several countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia are delaying visas – majorly affecting students and tourists.

Can you apply for Australian visa online? ›

All ETA-eligible passport holders must apply for an ETA using the Australian ETA app. For more information, see our Step by step guide. If you are unable to use the app, you can apply online through ImmiAccount for another visa that suits your needs.

Why is Australian visa delayed? ›

What caused the Visa Application Backlog? The visa application backlog has been created as a result of a number of factors including but not limited to: A large number of applications submitted but not actively processed during the COVID-19 border closure period.

How do I email the Australian government? ›

If you can't use the form, send your comments to We will get back to you as soon as we can. Your enquiry is covered by our privacy policy.

How do you call Australia from the UK? ›

To call a telephone number in Australia from the UK:
  1. Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK, this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  2. Dial the country code for Australia - 61.
  3. Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.

How much does it cost to call Australia? ›

Compare International Calling Rates Australia
CarrierPlan / Add onLandline Rate to AU
US CellularPay as you go$3.22/min
US Cellular$3.99/mo International Long Distance$0.15/min
Ultra Mobile60+ Unlimited International DestinationsNo Cost
VerizonUnlimited Together World $15/moFREE
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How do I apply for an Australian visa from UK? ›

You can only apply for the Electronic Travel Authority visa (subclass 601) through the Australian ETA app. A step-by-step guide on how to apply is located here. For other visas, you can apply online by creating an ImmiAccount and completing the application process.


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