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Travel documents and visas

Find general information about visas, travel documents, visa options for returning residents and links to a list of visa application forms.

Visa Finder

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Helps you find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Visas – Australian travellers

Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. Provides links to visa information for some countries Australians visit frequently and links to foreign embassies and consulates in Australia.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Bridging visas

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A Bridging visa is a temporary visa. There are five types of bridging visas which cover different circumstances.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Character and police certificate requirements

Everyone who wants to enter Australia must be of good character and will be assessed against the character requirements. As part of your visa application, you might be required to provide a police clearance certificate or other evidence to satisfy the character requirements.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

ImmiAccount

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Create an ImmiAccount to access the Department's online services. You can apply for a visa or citizenship online, check the progress of an application, and more. Both individuals and organisations may create an ImmiAccount.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Returning residents

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Provides information and visa options for current or former permanent Australian residents, and former Australian citizens wishing to re-enter Australia.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Travel documents for entry to Australia

Everyone travelling to Australia must present a valid and approved travel document as evidence of their identity and nationality.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)

VEVO is a secure online service which allows you to check and email your visa details, and provides information about your visa conditions. With your permission, VEVO can also give registered organisations a limited amount of relevant information on your visa conditions, for example if you are permitted to work or study in Australia.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection