Australian Embassy

Case Countries

Who can apply in Berlin? (Berlin case countries)

The Department of Home Affairs in Berlin processes visitor, student and other temporary entry visa applications as well as family migration applications (including Prospective marriage subclass 300 and Provisional partner subclass 309) for residents of the  following countries, regardless of citizenship.

Note that citizens of these countries may be eligible to apply online for electronic visas.

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.

* Albanian citizens resident in Greece can also lodge their paper visa applications at the visa processing office in Belgrade.

  • If you are resident in another country not listed above, we recommend that you contact the Australian Visa Office responsible for that country: Offices outside Australia (Home Affairs website)

Exception: Portuguese, Spanish, Slovenian and Slovakian subclass 462 applicants
Portuguese, Spanish, Slovenian and Slovakian nationals wishing to apply for a Work and Holiday subclass 462 visa must lodge their paper application in Berlin, although other visa applications from Portugal, Spain, Slovenia and Slovakia are not usually processed in Berlin. 

Citizenship by Descent applications for all the countries listed above should be sent to the office of the Australian High Commission in London:
Citizenship by Descent - where to send the application (London website)