Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Slovakia and Slovenia

Visas and migration

Visas, Immigration & Citizenship


Welcome to the website of the Visa & Immigration Section of the Australian Embassy Vienna. We are an overseas office of Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Our office processes visa applications from nationals and residents of the following countries:   

Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Slovakia, Slovenia

Important Changes

New Work & Holiday arrangements with Hungary commencing 1 January 2017

On 1 January 2017 the Work and Holiday arrangement with Hungary came into effect and young adults from these countries are now able to apply for a subclass 462 visa.  More information about this visa, and  how to apply can be found at: and on the Hungarian government's website,

Changes to lodging your Work and Holiday visa

Please note that as of 1 January 2017 all Work and Holiday (subclass 462) applications for applicants from Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic,  Slovenia, San Marino and Spain should be lodged via post.  Applications lodged in person may be deemed invalid.

Changes to immigration legislation and systems

From 18 November 2016, a number of significant changes will take place to Australia's immigration and citizenship legislation, as well as upgrade to our systems.

More comprehensive information can be found at, but a summary of these changes follows:

Changes to Australian visa processing in Bosnia-Herzegovina

From 13 October 2016, the Australian Government commenced collecting biometrics from clients applying for Australian visas in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Biometrics will be collected from visa applicants, irrespective of their nationality, who are in Bosnia-Herzegovina at the time of making a visa application to enter Australia unless they are excluded or exempted.

Biometrics will be collected at an Australian Biometric Collection Centre (ABCC) in Sarajevo, by appointment.  The ABCC, operated by Teleperformance, will charge a fee for this service.

Visa applicants who mail their applications to the Australian Embassy in Vienna, or who lodge their visa applications online, will be sent a letter informing them that they need to attend the ABCC in Sarajevo to provide their biometrics.

Visa applicants should register, make an appointment and make payment for the biometric enrolment as per the instructions provided on the Teleperformance website prior to attending the ABCC. Applicants should also take a copy of the request letter and their passport to the ABCC.

For more information please click here:

Teleperformance website

Department of Immigration and Border Protection website

Slovak and Slovenian Work and Holiday programmes: places still available for 2016/17

There are currently still places available for eligible applicants from the Slovak Republic and Slovenia for this programme year 2016/17.  The Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangements allow young adults from the Slovak Republic and Slovenia to enjoy an extended holiday of up to 12 months in Australia, during which time they can undertake short term work and study.

Further information on the visa requirements can be found here.


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 What's New 

  • Change to Student Visa Framework

             Australia has simplified its student visa framework. It has been designed to make the process of applying for a student visa simpler to navigate for students.

             From 1 July 2016:

  • international students will apply for a single Student visa (subclass 500), regardless of their chosen course of study
  • student guardians will apply for the new Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)
  • all students and student guardians will generally be required to lodge their visa application online by creating an account in ImmiAccount

            For more information, please click here.


  • Australia and Hungary sign a new Work and Holiday visa arrangement - 24 February 2016

    On 24 February 2016, Australia and Hungary signed a reciprocal Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangement. When brought into effect, this arrangement will allow up to 200 young adults from Hungary and up to 200 young adults from Australia to enjoy a holiday in each other's country and undertake short term work and study. 

    The commencement date will be announced on the Department's website ( and on this website.
  • Slovak Republic and Slovenia Work and Holiday arrangements

    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.  Further information on how to apply can be found on the website for the Australian Embassy in Germany.

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Additional information

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.