Applying online is our preferred method of lodgement and assists us to process your application as quickly as possible.
Please DO NOT send original documents unless you are requested to do so by your case officer, as they are not required for initial processing of your application. Any original documents sent to the visa and citizenship office in Washington will be immediately returned to your nominated postal address via standard mail.
DO NOT send your passport. On 1 September 2015, Australia ceased issuing visa labels to holders of Australian visas. Australian visas are issued and recorded electronically only.