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.


Increase in Visa Application Charge (VAC) from 1 January 2015

The new pricing arrangements will apply to visa applications lodged on, or after 1 January 2015. You can calculate the total cost for your visa application using the Visa Pricing Table at www.immi.gov.au/fees-charges/visa-pricing-table.htm

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?

► Police checks from channelers are NOT acceptable for Australian immigration purposes. Please consult the FBI website for information on obtaining an Identity History Summary check directly from the FBI. The current processing time for an Identity History Summary is approximately 12 weeks.

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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