What is an Australian Declaratory visa?

An Australian Declaratory visa is not really a visa. It is a document that is used if there is some reason an Australian citizen cannot use an Australian passport.

To be granted an Australian Declaratory visa, you must be an Australian citizen who holds dual nationality. You must also:

  • be younger than 18 years of age
    or
  • have an emergency or other situation that is stopping you from travelling using an Australian passport.

The Australian Declaratory visa is valid for five years from the date of issue, unless you stop being an Australian citizen, in which case you will need a normal visa to travel to Australia.

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