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 where an application is unsuccessful.**
You are not required to complete a paper application form if you are eligible to apply online.
Our online services gateway is for individuals, migration agents, service delivery partners, businesses and stakeholders.
ImmiAccount offers a single point of entry for most of our online services.
It is an online system that will let you create, submit, pay for and manage your online visa and citizenship applications.
We encourage you to lodge your applications online as it is often cheaper and facilitates streamlined processing arrangements.
Making a Paper Application
If you are normally a resident of the UK, Ireland or Ukraine, you may submit a paper application for a visa to the office in London. You must ensure that you submit a valid application. You must:
Pay the correct fee
Complete the correct form
Provide supporting Documentation (see below)
Send the application to the right address
If you do not follow these steps, your application may be invalid (and returned to you, take longer to process, or be refused.
Citizenship by Descent
To limit delays in processing your application for Citizenship by Descent, you should provide all the documents we require at the same time you make the application. You should:
The following links provide application procedures for applications that can be lodged at the London office. Clients who are required to lodge their application at another office should refer to main immigration website above.
- Visitor Visa
For clients planning to visit Australia for holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends or for other short-term non-work purposes.You must not work whilst in Australia. Limited volunteer work may be acceptable.You must not engage in any studies or training for more than three months.
- Business Visitor Visa
Clients planning to visit Australia for business purposes, for example, to attend a conference or training session, to conduct business with an Australia-based organisation, to conduct business negotiations or for an exploratory business visit. Business activities do not include acting, musical performances or commercial film making.
- Transit Visa
Clients passing through Australia in transit to another country.
- Working Holiday Maker Visa
For young people planning to travel around Australia for up to 12 months, incidental work permitted.
- Student Visa
Clients planning to study in Australia.
- Temporary Work Visa
Clients planning to work in Australia on a temporary basis.
- New Zealand Family Relationship Visa
Clients who are family members of New Zealand citizen Special Category visa holders planning to live and work in Australia on a temporary basis.
- Resident Return Visa
Clients who hold a permanent visa and who need a return visa to travel back to Australia.
- Partner Migration
Clients who are married, in a de facto relationship, or intend to marry an Australia citizen or permanent resident partner. If you are married, or intending to marry, it must be a marriage which is recognised by Australian Law. For further information, please see the Partner Migration Booklet.
- Child Migration
Children migrating to Australia with their Australian permanent resident parent(s). This category also includes Adoption and Orphan Relative.
- Other Family Migration
Applications lodged by citizens of the UK and Ireland must be lodged at the Australian Embassy in Berlin. Click here for their contact details.