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Immigration and Visas

Find information about visiting, working, or studying in Australia, including returning to live in Australia and Australian citizenship. Whatever your reason for coming to Australia you will need a valid Australian visa.
This page provides general immigration information.

Visa Finder

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Helps you find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances. It includes the most common Australian visas, but does not include every visa.

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Applications, forms and booklets

Provides a list of application forms to print and complete by hand, information forms and booklets about visiting or migrating to Australia and a guide to fees for visas and services.

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Department of Immigration and Border Protection

The Department manages visas, immigration control, citizenship, and customs and border control.
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Face the Facts – rightsED

Provides accurate and easy to understand information about Indigenous peoples, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Immigration compliance

Provides information and links on immigration compliance programs for visa holders, working legally in Australia, illegal maritime arrivals, voluntary returns and the Dob-in service.

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Managing Australia's borders

Provides information about securing Australia's borders, entry requirements for travelling to Australia and how the Department prevents illegal entry into Australia.

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Migration agents

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You do not need to use a migration agent to lodge any kind of visa application or asylum claim. However, if you do not feel confident in lodging an application, or if your case is complex, you may want to use a migration agent to help you.

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Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal

Conducts merit reviews of visa and visa-related decisions made by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal

New Zealanders in Australia

Provides information on visas, access to benefits and citizenship issues relating to New Zealanders in Australia, and some relevant statistics.

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Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA)

Registers migration agents. In Australia migration agents must be registered in order to provide immigration assistance services.

Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority

Research publications – immigration

Links to the Department's downloadable research project reports and speeches.

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Skills Australia Needs events

Offers information on the Skills Australia Needs events. Includes links to information on upcoming events.

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Statistics [immigration]

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Links to immigration statistical publications and various migration and overseas arrivals and departures statistics.

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Visas and immigration information for employers

Offers visa and immigration information for employers who wish to sponsor skilled people to work in Australia.

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