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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.
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
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:
Forms, Fees, Health and Character