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.


Frequently asked questions

Which is the best visa for me?

Online services

Important information about Credit Card Payments

► Police checks from channelers for FBI police checks are NOT acceptable for Australian immigration purposes. Please consult the FBI website for information on obtaining a clearance directly form the FBI.

Medical requirements

Next scheduled Australian citizenship test and ceremony dates in Washington

Contact us

Contacting the Immigration and Citizenship Section in Washington

Americas Service Centre

Important tips when lodging your application in Washington



Overseas Offices

Client Service Charter and Feedback

Visa and Citizenship Information
Visa information:

The above lists are NOT exhaustive and refer only to the more common types of visas available. For more comprehensive information on all visa types, please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website

Not sure which visa is best suited to your situation? Consult the Visa Wizard 

Visiting Australia
  • Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)
  • Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Referrals
  • Tourists and Business visitors
  • Transit Visa
Studying and Training in Australia
  • Study in Australia
  • Training and research
  • Student Guardians
Working in Australia
  • Temporary work and specialist entry
Migrating to Australia
  • Family Migration

Frequently Asked Partner Migration Questions in Washington

Partner Migration Visa Application Checklist - English

Partner Migration Visa Application Checklist - Español

  • Professionals and other skilled migrants
  • Business owners and investors

Returning Residents
  • Applying for your Resident Return visa in Washington

► Not sure which citizenship category is best suited to your situation? Check the Citizenship Wizard 

  • Citizenship by Descent

Applying in Washington for Citizenship by Descent

Children born through surrogacy arrangements

  • Certificate of Evidence of Australian Citizenship
  • Resumption of Australian Citizenship
  • Applying in Washington for Australian ctizenship by conferral and sitting the Australian citizenship test
  • Renouncing Australian Citizenship
  • Citizenship by Birth in Australia
  • Adopted Children and Australian Citizenship
  • Dual Citizenship
  • Entering and Leaving Australia as an Australian Citizen
  • Other Citizenship Issues 
Forms and Booklets

Download Visa Application Forms

Download Information Forms and Booklets