Australian High Commission
United Kingdom
High Commission address: Australia House, Strand, London WC2B 4LA

Visas, Migration and Citizenship 


Welcome to the website of the Migration Branch of the Australian High Commission in London. We are an overseas office of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). We service clients who are usually resident in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Ukraine. 

You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or unsuccessful. 

What's New

Processing arrangements in the lead up to Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, we experience a higher volume of applications, particularly for visitor visas. In order to ensure that there is sufficient time to process and finalise your application, we encourage you to lodge your application as soon as possible.

For information on our service standards, please click here. Where there are significant temporary variations to this, we will try to advertise this on our website.

Cessation of Australian Visa Labels

From 1 September 2015, Australia ceased issuing visa labels to holders of Australian visas. This means that visa holders are no longer able to request and pay for a visa label. Visa holders can access their electronic visa record through our free Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) services or the myVEVO mobile application. For further information, including links to VEVO, please click here

Immigration and Citizenship - General Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Visa information

Citizenship by descent information

Migration Agents

Protecting yourself from migration fraud

Translation and certification of documents

‘Refer to Embassy’ message instructions 

Travelling to, entering and departing Australia


Our Department is committed to building more efficient and effective ways of delivering accessible services through the use of digital channels as our default form of delivery. 

As such, you can complete a number of services online without needing to contact the department directly. This includes:

Applying for visas online

Change your details

Check status of your Australian visa online

Contact us

Visa and Citizenship section in London

Europe Service Centre

Client Service Charter

Compliments and Complaints

Allegations and Dob-ins


Forms, Fees, Health and Character

Application forms

Application charges (fees)

Health information and Panel Doctors

Character information and UK/Irish Police Clearances