Welcome to the Visa Office at the Australian Embassy in Berlin. We are an overseas office of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
The following pages will provide you with information regarding citizenship and visa options for visitors, workers, students or migrants. With the exception of Australian and New Zealand citizens, all people travelling to Australia require a visa prior to arrival.
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Frequently asked questions
- Portuguese Work and Holiday programme: more than 190 out of 200 places filled for 2015-16
- Important Notice - Cessation of Visa Counter Operations in Berlin
From 1 April 2016, we will no longer offer a visa counter service in Berlin.
- Australia and Hungary sign a new Work and Holiday visa arrangement – 24 February 2016
- Slovenian and Slovakian Work and Holiday Programmes commence - 1 January 2016
The new Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangements between Australia and the Slovak Republic and Australia and Slovenia commenced on 1 January 2016. These arrangements allow up to 200 young adults from the Slovak Republic and up to 200 young adults from Slovenia each year to enjoy an extended holiday of up to 12 months in Australia, during which time they can undertake short term work and study. The arrangements also offer reciprocal opportunities for an equivalent number of young Australians to visit the Slovak Republic or Slovenia each year. For further information, please click here.
- Spanish Work and Holiday programme for 2015/ 16 closed as of 18 November 2015
- Change to telephone contact numbers for the Europe Service Centre
As of Wednesday, 4 November, local access numbers have been removed for a number of countries, including Germany. This means that callers from these countries must call an international number to speak with the ESC about visa matters. The ESC continues to offer the same non-English language services as before (availability of services in eight non-English languages, including the German language).
For more information about this, please click here
- Important Information: Poland-Australia Work and Holiday Maker programme for 2015-16 closed
- Information for Swiss nationals: Australia-Switzerland Trainee Exchange (Stagiaires)
Applying for a Visa
Important information - please note:
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.
- Forms (information and application forms, courier request form)
Character Requirements (DIBP website)
Health Requirements (DIBP website)
Registered Panel Doctors and Radiologists (DIBP website)
Using a migration agent (DIBP website)
- Be aware and protect yourself from migration fraud (DIBP website)
- ETA information for travel agents and airlines
Find a Visa - DIBP website
Resident return visas (DIBP website)
Maritime crew visa (DIPB website)
General information on Australian citizenship (DIBP website)
How to apply for Australian citizenship, information for Australian citizens, Australian citizenship day and the citizenship test.
Citizenship by descent information (London website)
How to apply for Citizenship by descent.
Important to note: The Australian High Commission in London processes citizenship by descent applications lodged for nationals and residents of all Berlin case countries (Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City).
Client Service Charter and Feedback
We value all compliments, complaints and suggestions. Your feedback helps us to improve the quality of our information, products and services.
See: Client Service Charter (DIBP website)
We seek client feedback in a number of ways, including client satisfaction surveys and direct feedback from clients.
See: Provide feedback – Compliments, Complaints and Suggestions (DIBP website)