Australian Embassy
Poland
Czech Republic, Lithuania

Visas and migration

Visa and Citizenship Services


Neither the Australian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland or the Australian Consulates in Prague, Czech Republic; Vilnius, Lithuania; or Kyiv, Ukraine, process visa or citizenship applications. Visa processing is undertaken electronically through the online ‘eVisa’ service, or by processing centres in Australia, or by the immigration office at the Australian Embassy in Berlin, Germany for clients resident in Poland and Lithuania, the Australian Embassy in Vienna for clients resident in Czech Republic, or the Australian High Commission in London for clients resident in Ukraine.

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.

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 Immigration and Border Protection’s website.

 

Work and Holiday Maker Programme

We are very pleased to announce that 200 places have been filled in the Work and Holiday agreement between Poland and Australia.  All successful applicants have now been notified.

Please note that the Australian Embassy in Warsaw does not accept visa applications nor provide visa services.

 

Planning a holiday in Australia?

All European Union and Swiss passport holders can apply electronically free of charge for a visa to visit Australia for a holiday.

Visa and Citizenship information

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) provides a website with information about Australian visas and citizenship. This information is available in English.

This website contains comprehensive information about the range of visa products, eligibility, forms, fees and application procedures. For most visa types there are checklists and step-by-step guides to help you make your application.

www.border.gov.au

Immigration Office Berlin, Germany - for clients resident in Poland and Lithuania

The immigration office in Berlin processes the following visas for clients resident in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City.

  • Visitor visas (for passport holders who cannot apply online)
  • Working Holiday Maker visas (for passport holders who cannot apply online)
  • Work and Holiday Maker visas (for Polish passport holders)
  • Short Stay Business visas (for passport holders who cannot apply online)
  • Transit visa
  • Student visas (for passport holders who cannot apply online)
  • Temporary Work visas
  • Resident Return visas
  • Partner Migration
  • Child Migration
  • Other Family Migration

For further information please refer to the Berlin website: www.germany.embassy.gov.au/beln/Visas_and_Migration.html

Documents in languages other than English or German must be accompanied by an English translation. For further information on these requirements, please refer to the Berlin website:  www.germany.embassy.gov.au/beln/Visas_and_Migration.html

 

Immigration office Vienna, Austria - for clients resident in Czech Republic

The immigration office in Vienna processes the following visas for clients resident in Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Slovak Republic and Slovenia. (Note: Permanent visa applications from clients currently residing in Kosovo can also be lodged at the Australian Embassy in Belgrade).

  • Visitor visas (for passport holders that cannot apply online)
  • Working Holiday Maker visas (for passport holders who cannot apply online)
  • Short Stay Business visas (for passport holders who cannot apply online)
  • Transit visa
  • Student visas (for passport holders who cannot apply online)
  • Temporary Work visas
  • Resident Return visas
  • Partner Migration
  • Child Migration
  • Other Family Migration

For further information please refer to the Vienna website: www.austria.embassy.gov.au/vien/Visas_and_Migration.html

Immigration Office London, UK - for clients resident in Ukraine

The immigration office in Moscow processes the following visas for clients resident in Ukraine.

  • Visitor visas (for passport holders who cannot apply online)
  • Working Holiday Maker visas (for passport holders who cannot apply online)
  • Short Stay Business visas (for passport holders who cannot apply online)
  • Transit visa
  • Student visas (for passport holders who cannot apply online)
  • Temporary Work visas
  • Resident Return visas
  • Partner Migration 
  • Child Migration 
  • Other Family Migration
  • For further information please refer to: http://www.uk.embassy.gov.au/lhlh/Visas_and_Migration.html
     

Citizenship by Descent processing office London, UK

The immigration office in London processes citizenship by descent applications for clients resident in Andorra, Ascension Island, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Falkland Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saint Helena, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Vatican City.

For further information please refer to the London website: www.uk.embassy.gov.au/lhlh/immi_citz.html


Contact Us

To ensure you have the quickest, most efficient service, we encourage you to use the information already available on our website. The vast majority of queries are addressed there and that is the most effective way for you to get the information you require.

Our website also contains a range of online tools that will help you find the information you need quickly and in line with your specified circumstances and needs. In some cases, you may be able to proceed directly to online application lodgement.

If after accessing our website you have further questions or require additional information, you may wish to contact the Europe Service Centre (ESC) for assistance. The ESC is a multi-lingual client contact centre based in London which provides information about Australian visas and citizenship.

The easiest way to contact the ESC is to use our web based client enquiry form.

You may also contact the ESC by telephone. For further information about how to contact the ESC, please click here.

At times, due to high call volumes, you may find it difficult to get through to the ESC. In such cases, we encourage clients to access the information required on our website. If, after consulting the website, you still require information, you may also use the online enquiry form