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 Transit Visa Lodgement from 1 July 2016
Effective from 1 July 2016, all Australian Transit (subclass 771) visa applications for people living in the USA or working with USA cruise line companies will be processed in our office in Ottawa, Canada.
To avoid delays in processing of your Transit visa application after 1 July 2016, please lodge via fax or mail to the Ottawa office:
Fax: +1 613 366 3070
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Australian High Commission
50 O'Connor Street, Suite 710
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6L2, Canada
For further information, please call the Americas Service Centre by phone +1 613 238 1040 (Call costs to Canada apply).
Changes to Visa Application Charges from 1 July 2016
Effective from 1 July 2016 a number of Visa Application Charges (VACs) may 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
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Visa and Citizenship Information