Embassy of Australia
United States of America

Visas and migration

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 Visa Application Charges from 1 January 2016

Effective from 1 January 2016 a number of Visa Application Charges (VACs) will increase. 

All payments for Australian visa and citizenship applications lodged in Washington, D.C. must be made by credit card only.

Please ensure you authorise the correct amount in Australian Dollars (AUD) on your credit card authorisation page by checking the current VAC on our website at this link - Fees and Charges for Visas.

If you do not authorise the correct VAC on the credit card page your application will be invalid and returned to you.

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 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



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