Australian Embassy
Embassy Address: Wallstraβe 76-79, 10179 Berlin // Telephone: +49 (0)30 88 00 88 0 // Fax: +49 (0)30 88 00 88 210

Visa Enquiries: Telephone: +49 (0)69 222 23 99 58, Mon-Fri 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm // Fax: +49(0)30 22 48 92 92
Counter Hours Visa Section: Mon, Wed, Fri 9am to 11am


Visa and Immigration Information  

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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Contact Details
Frequently asked questions 

What's New

On 1 July 2015, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) integrated with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the Department) and the Australian Border Force was established.

To support the integration, a new website has been launched at From 1 July, internet searches for and will redirect to this new address.

Some pages will automatically redirect to the new location. You will need to fix any broken links, bookmarks or favourites in your system from 1 July 2015. The new URLs to specific webpages will not be available before this date.

Due to very prompt and very high numbers of applications received for the 2015-16 Poland-Australia Work and Holiday programme, the programme is now closed. No further applications will be accepted this programme year. 

On 27 May 2015, Australia and the Slovak Republic signed a reciprocal Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa arrangement. When brought into effect, this will enable young people from the Slovak Republic and Australia, aged 18–30 years, to travel to each other's country for one year and undertake short-term work and study. There will be 200 places available for each country per programme year. Applications for this visa are not yet open. The Work and Holiday arrangement will not come in to effect until a start date has been agreed by both countries - this can take some time, up to several months, for the necessary legal and administrative processes to be completed. We will be working closely with our Slovak counterparts to establish a mutually agreed start date for this arrangement as soon as possible. Once the arrangement has commenced, eligible young people from the Slovak Republic and Australia will be able to apply for this visa. The commencement date will be announced on the embassy website ( and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website (

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.


  Visa Types

Find a Visa  - DIBP website 

 Visa label - do I need one?




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 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: Compliments and Complaints (DIBP webiste)