Australian Embassy
Germany
Germany and Liechtenstein

Visas and migration

COVID-19 and Australian entry requirements

 

There are no COVID-related entry requirements for travellers from Europe.

For the latest updates on Australian immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic see: COVID-19 and the border (homeaffairs.gov.au)

It is important to remember that airlines, vessel operators and transit countries may have specific requirements that travellers need to comply with.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, you can contact the Department of Home Affairs Global Service Centre on telephone +61 2 6196 0196, or visit: Contact us (homeaffairs.gov.au). The Global Service Centre is available Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm (GMT +1, German time).  

                     

Key Topics           

                         

Australian Citizenship

Explore Visa Options

Visa processing times

Providing Biometrics

Update personal details

Changing visas

Health requirements

Importing goods and medication

Known issues with German passports

Frequently Asked Questions

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Online-lodgement of visa applications

Most Australian visa applications must be made online through ImmiAccount, an online service that provides a simple, efficient and convenient way to apply for a visa. You can create an ImmiAccount, select the visa type you want to apply for, attach documents, submit family applications together and pay the application fee online at https://online.immi.gov.au.

You can also get help from a family member, friend or migration agent to submit your application if required.

Australian Visa Application Centres outside Australia may also offer assisted online lodgement services, depending on local country arrangements.

Information and guidance about applying online and using ImmiAccount is available on the Department’s website at:

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/applying-online-or-on-paper/online

 

 

Applying for a visitor visa


Information about applying for a visitor visa is available at Explore visa options for visiting (homeaffairs.gov.au)

 

Applying for a student visa

Information about applying for a student visa is available at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500. For further information, see  https://germany.embassy.gov.au/beln/student_engl.html

 

Applying for a partner visa

Information about applying for a partner visa is available at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/partner-offshore. For answers to some Frequently Asked questions, see https://germany.embassy.gov.au/beln/Partner_FAQ_en.html

 

Applying for Australian Citizenship by Descent

You may be eligible for Australian citizenship by descent if you were born outside Australia and one (or both) of your parents at the time of your birth was also an Australian citizen at that time. Check your eligibility before you apply.

Apply online through ImmiAccount. More information about how to apply is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Information about processing times is also available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

 

Applying for Evidence of Australian citizenship

An Australian citizenship certificate is an official document that shows that a person is an Australian citizen. If you meet requirements, you can get a certificate, or replace one that has been lost, destroyed or damaged. Check your eligibility before you apply.

Apply online through ImmiAccount. More information about how to apply is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Information about processing times is also available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

 

Locations for providing biometrics

There is no biometrics collection centre in Germany. If you are in Europe and have received a requirement to provide biometrics, the nearest biometrics collection centre may be in France or Greece. Further information is available at https://visa.vfsglobal.com/fra/en/aus/ and https://visa.vfsglobal.com/grc/en/aus/

 

Australia - Switzerland trainee program

For information on the Memorandum of Understanding on trainees between Australia and Switzerland, see  https://germany.embassy.gov.au/beln/Swiss_trainee_exchange.html

 

Beware of visa scams

To avoid being scammed, you can check the Register of Migraiton Agents on the OMARA website at www.mara.gov.au, to receive the protections of an OMARA registered Migration Agent.

There are Australian registered Migration Agents working around the world in countries such as India, the United Kingdom, China and New Zealand, just to name a few . These agents are subject to the same Code of Conduct, professional development and regulations as Registered Migration Agents based in Australia. More information about Australia's efforts to ensure the integrity of the migration advice profession is available at www.mara.gov.au.