Embassy of Australia
United States of America
Embassy address: 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 - Telephone: (202) 797 3000 - Fax: (202) 797 3168

Visas, Immigration and Citizenship 

If you have the skills, Australia has the lifestyle. If you like the idea of Australia's climate and lifestyle and are looking for a career challenge in a country with lots of opportunities—take the next step and find out more about Australia's skilled working visas. Your journey starts when you submit an expression of interest for a skilled visa through SkillSelect. By using SkillSelect the Australian Government could invite you to lodge a visa application or you could be nominated by an Australian or state and territory government. Find out what you need to do to complete your expression of interest through SkillSelect.


Changes to Payments for Visa Application Charge (VAC) from 1 May 2015

As of 1 May 2015, payments for Australian visa and citizenship applications lodged in Washington, D.C. should be made by credit card only.

Frequently asked questions

Which is the best visa for me?

Online services

Visa processing time

Important information about Credit Card Payments

Check the status of your Australian visa online

Do I need a visa label?

Character requirements

Medical requirements

Translation and certification of foreign documents

Next scheduled Australian citizenship test and ceremony dates in Washington

► The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will be closed on public holidays.


Visa and Citizenship Information 

Visas and Migration


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Contacting the Immigration and Citizenship Section in Washington

Americas Service Centre




Other Immigration Offices

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