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Austria
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Visas and migration

Closure of Visa Office in Australian Embassy Vienna

Effective 1 July 2018 there will no longer be a Visa Office presence at the Australian Embassy Vienna. 

You can continue to apply for a range of temporary visas, permanent visas and Australian Citizenship online through your ImmiAccount. 

ImmiAccount allows you to scan and attach supporting documents to your online application. You can create an ImmiAccount at www.homeaffairs.gov.au/immiaccount.

This is the strongly preferred and most efficient way to have your application managed and considered promptly.

Any paper applications for clients usually resident in Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Slovakia and Slovenia need to be sent to:

Australian Embassy Berlin
Visa Office
Wallstrasse 76-79
D-10179 Berlin, Germany

Please note that most applications must be lodged online and cannot be accepted by mail.  Please closely consider information provided regarding your visa product on www.homeaffairs.gov.au prior to application lodgement.

Once received, your application will be automatically allocated to a Visa Office within the Europe Region or Australia for consideration and decision.

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 was unsuccessful.

Comprehensive information regarding visa options are available on the website www.homeaffairs.gov.au

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.

 

The 2018/19 Work and Holiday visa programs for Hungary and Slovenia opened on 1 July 2018

The new program year for Work and Holiday visa applications for Hungarian and Slovenian nationals commenced on 1 July 2018. All applications made by Slovenian and Hungarian nationals must be lodged by post to the Australian Embassy in Berlin.

Slovakian nationals should see information below relating to online lodgement of applications from 1 July 2018.

Important information

  • Applications by Slovenian and Hungarian nationals must be posted to:

Australian Embassy
Visa Office
Wallstrasse 76-79
D-10179 Berlin, GERMANY

  • Applications can only be processed if they are received by post on or after 1 July 2018. Applications lodged in person will not be accepted.
  • The Visa Application Charge will be $450AUD from 1 July 2018. The correct amount must be paid in order to lodge a valid application.
  • Payment of the Visa Application Charge should be made via ImmiAccount prior to submitting your paper application.  To use this function, you need to create your own ImmiAccount, make the payment, and then include a copy of the Online Payment receipt with your visa application.  Information on ImmiAccount is available at https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa/immi. Information on “how to pay” is available at https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa/fees/how-to-pay-for-an-application
  • The cap for the Hungarian and Slovenian Work and Holiday programs are 200 places each per year. Once 200 visas are granted for each program, other applications will not be considered.
  • The Department will publish a notice on the Australian Embassy Berlin website at http://germany.embassy.gov.au/beln/Visas_and_Migration.html when the cap of 200 places has been filled.
  • More information about the subclass 462 Work and Holiday visa, and how to apply, can be found at the Department’s website and the Australian Embassy Berlin website at http://germany.embassy.gov.au/beln/Visas_and_Migration.html.

 

What's New?

The Australian Government has announced it will enhance the way visa and citizenship services are delivered using the latest digital technologies. For more information visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Work and Holiday visa application online lodgement trial for nationals of the Slovak Republic

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Home Affairs is moving towards online lodgement for Work and Holiday visa applications. From 1 July 2018, Australia will be commencing a trial of online lodgement for Work and Holiday visa applications for nationals of the Slovak Republic.

The change means that from 1 July 2018 all Slovakian nationals must lodge their Work and Holiday application online through the Department of Home Affairs’ website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au using ImmiAccount. Paper applications will not be accepted for these clients.

This trial only relates to the method of lodging the visa application so. All visa requirements and eligibility criteria remain unchanged. The trial also does not affect Work and Holiday visa arrangements with other countries, whose nationals will continue to lodge paper applications. If this trial is successful, online lodgement will be made available to nationals of other countries in coming years.

It is important to note that the requirement of “Functional English” also remains unchanged. For a list of acceptable evidence to demonstrate this requirement, please refer to the Department’s website at https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/462-#tab-content-1, then go to the tab “visa applicants” and refer to the information listed in the drop-down text for “Functional English”. Please ensure that you include this evidence when you lodge your application.

For further information, please see https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/462-#tab-content-1

 

New Work and Holiday arrangement with Austria commencing 15 February 2018

The new Work and Holiday arrangement with Austria comes into effect on 15 February 2018. Young adults from Austria can apply for a subclass 462 visa from the date of commencement.  More information about the subclass 462 Work and Holiday visa, and how to apply, can be found at the Department’s website.

Important information

  • Applications should be lodged by post to:

Australian Embassy
Visa Office
Wallstrasse 76-79
D-10179 Berlin, GERMANY

  • Applications must be accompanied by a letter of government support.
  • Please ensure that your payment details are correct and that your bank will allow for international transactions.  Applications where the payment does not work will be invalid and will not be processed.
  • Any application received before 15 February 2018 will be invalid and will not be processed.
  • The cap for the Austrian work and holiday program is 200 places per year. We will only process the first 200 applications received and all other applications will not be considered.
  • Applications mailed together by groups or couples will not necessarily be considered together or given priority.

The Australian Government has 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 Berlin, 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 Home Affairs website

 

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