Credit card is the preferred payment option.
Payments using credit card will be processed in Australian dollars (AUD). We accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners and JCB. When paying by a credit card you may incur a credit card surcharge, banking and currency conversion fees and you will need to accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.
Prior to lodging your application, you may need to notify your bank of an upcoming foreign credit card transaction. Failure to do so may result in your transaction being declined. Without payment your application is invalid.
Credit card transactions processed in Australian dollars (AUD) are processed in Australia. A
credit card surcharge may apply to transactions made using your credit card.
For credit card payments use the
Payment Details Form - 1440.
Applications for Citizenship by Descent can be lodged at this office.
Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, and applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship should be lodged at the Canberra Visa and Citizenship office in Australian Capital Territory.
You need to have a valid visa to travel to Australia. We do not need you to have a visa label placed into your passport for travel to Australia. This is known as 'label-free' travel, making travel to Australia simpler and more secure.
If you are transiting or exiting through another country, you need to check with the relevant government authorities about whether you need to show a visa label in your passport. We cannot advise you on other countries’ requirements.
More information on travelling to Australia without a visa label and how to confirm your visa entitlements is available from About your visa.
Postal services in the Russian Federation and the other republics are generally slow and unreliable. Postal delivery can take four (4) weeks or more.