Australian Embassy
Germany
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
 

The first year of the Spain-Australia Work and Holiday Agreement will close on 30 June 2015. The second year of the agreement commences on 1 July 2015.

Congratulations to all those who have appleid for and been granted a visa to travel to Australia, under the first year of the Spain-Australia Work and Holiday Agreement. We wish you well.

Due to the current German postal workers' strike and expected system outages between 25 and 30 June, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection cannot guarantee it will be able to process and Work and Holiday Maker visa applications between 25 and 30 June. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection therefore urges prospective applicants to apply on or after 1 July 2015, the beginning of the second year of the Spain-Australia Work and Holiday Agreement.

Visa applciations received on or after 1 July 2015 must have a Letter of Support from the Spanish Secretariat-General for Immigration and Emigration, in the Ministry of Employment issued on or after 1 July 2015.

Buena suerte.

Congratulations to all those who have applied for and been granted a visa to travel to Australia, under the first year of the Portugal-Australia Work and Holiday agreement. We wish you well.

The first year of the agreement draws to a close, on 30 June. The second year of the agreement commences on 1 July 2015.

If:
* you have a Letter of Support from the Portuguese Ministry for Foreign Affairs Consular Department, issued before 30 June 2015; and
*you have not yet applied for a Work and Holiday visa, you must do so before 30 June 2015. If you apply for a Work and Holiday visa after 30 June, you will need to request a new Letter of Support from the Portuguese Ministry for Foreign Affairs Consular Department to submit with your visa application.

Visa applications received on or after 1 July 2015, must have a Letter of Support from the Portuguese Ministry for Foreign Affairs issued on or after 1 July 2015.

Boa sorte.

There is currently a strike affecting postal services in Germany. As a result, there may be delays in the delivery of post which you send to the DIBP Office in Berlin. If you are able to lodge your application online, we encourage you to do so. Otherwise, we suggest you look at alternative mail and courier services who will be able to guarantee delivery within the required timeframe.

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 www.border.gov.au. From 1 July, internet searches for immi.gov.au and customs.gov.au 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.

 

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?

 


 

Citizenship

ETA support for travel agents and airlines

 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)