Australian High Commission
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Visas, Migration and Citizenship

Visas, Immigration and Citizenship

About the Immigration and Citizenship Section in Ottawa, Canada



What's New

COVID-19 and the border

Find up to date information on Australia’s COVID-19 immigration and border arrangements on the Department of Home Affairs' website.


Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)

ETA lodgement is only available through the Australian  ETA app which you can download for free from the Apple Store (Apple) or Google Play store (Android).

The app provides an easy to use method to apply for an ETA using the technology available on mobile devices. This includes using the camera to scan a passport to pre-populate biographic data into the application.

You can apply for an ETA through the app if:

·         you meet all ETA eligibility requirements and

·         you hold a passport from an eligible country.

If you are unable to use the app, you can apply online thorugh ImmiAccount for another visa that suits your needs.

European passport holders mau be elegible for an eVisitor (subclass 651)


ETA Referrals

If your ETA has not been successful please refer to the instructions provided in the email sent to you.




Visa Scams


Lodging a Visa or Citizenship Application

Important Tips When Making an Application

Application Charges and Fees

Global visa and citizenship processing times

Status Checks for Online Applications

Health requirement

Panel doctors

Character and police certificate requirements


Visa types

IMPORTANT: 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.

The following lists are NOT exhaustive and refer only to the more common types of visas available.  For more comprehensive information on all visa types, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs website.

The Visa finder tool can help you find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances.

Visiting Australia

Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) 

Visitor Visa

Working Holiday Maker Visa

Transit Visa 

Studying and Training in Australia

Student Visa

Student Guardian Visa

What's new for students

COVID-19 Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) replacement stream visa

​​This stream will be available for new applications from mid-2022. Continue to check back for updates. See more about the ​COVID-19 Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) replacement stream visa.​


Visa extensions for COVID-19 affected Temporary Graduate visa holders​​​

On 18 February 2022, more than 30 000 eligible Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders had their visa extended until 30 September 2022. See
Latest – Temporary Graduate extension.

Working in Australia 

Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Visa (subclass 400)

Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa (subclass 403)

Temporary Activity Visa (subclass 408)

Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)


Family Sponsored Temporary Visa

New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) Visa subclass 461

Migrating to Australia 

Family Migration

Skilled Migration

Business Migration

Returning Residents

Resident Return Visa
Former Resident Visa (subclass 151)


The Citizenship Website will give you information on what to do and how to apply for Australian citizenship.

Citizenship by Descent

Proof of Australian Citizenship

Resumption of Australian Citizenship

Citizenship by Conferral

Renouncing Australian Citizenship

Adopted Children and Australian Citizenship

Travelling as a dual citizen