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Information on Australia's refugee and humanitarian programme and ImmiCard.
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Information on how to apply for student visas, studying in Australia and bringing family with you.
Information on how to apply for Australian citizenship as well as information for Australian citizens.
What you need to know as an Australian permanent resident or citizen.
Information on how to apply for work visas, licensing and registration requirements.
Use the Visa Finder if you are unsure of which visa is right for you.
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Reforms to modernise Australia’s visa processing system.
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Includes information on how to comply with your obligations.
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Contains information about working in the ABF, includes roles, attributes and eligibility requirements for Border Force officers and ABF College.
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Immigration detention is an important part of strong border control and supports Australia’s migration system.
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Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) is a military-led, border security operation supported and assisted by a wide range of federal government agencies.
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Contains Annual reports, budget and information, reviews and inquiries relating to research and statistics.
What you need to know about working with us including employment opportunities and information about the Department’s Enterprise agreement.
This visa lets you travel to Australia for medical treatment or medical consultations or related reasons. You can stay in Australia for up to 12 months.
You might be able to get this visa if you are:
The Medical Treatment Long Stay visa (subclass 685) closed to new applications on 23 March 2013. You might be able to get a Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602).
If you already have the Medical Treatment Long Stay visa (subclass 685), it will be valid until the expiry date you were given when your visa was granted.
This information is for people who have already been granted a Medical Treatment Long Stay visa (subclass 685) or for people who applied for the visa before it was closed to new applications and for which a decision has not yet been made. It explains your rights and obligations.
You can use
Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) for free to check your visa details and entitlements.
The Medical Treatment Long Stay visa (subclass 685) lasts until the date we gave you in the letter telling you were granted the visa. The intent is to give you time to have your medical treatment.
You can apply for a further visa:
You must apply for and be granted your next visa before your current visa ends.
This visa allows you to:
If you already hold this visa, the following people might be able to join you in Australia by applying for a
Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602):
These people can apply for a Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602) using:
Post, fax or courier your application to the
Canberra office in Australian Capital Territory. You can pay by credit card, debit card, bank cheque or money order made payable to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Lodge your application at one of the
immigration offices outside Australia.
You and your family must comply with all visa conditions and Australian laws. You cannot work in Australia, except under limited circumstances. You can study for up to three months unless exceptions apply.
You are expected to leave Australia before your visa ends. You might be able to apply for another visa in Australia if you need more medical treatment. Medical Treatment visas are usually granted for a short time only, and you are expected to return to your home country.
You must tell us if your circumstances change. This includes a new residential address, a new passport, or a pregnancy, birth, divorce, separation, marriage, de facto relationship or death in your family.
Please report changes in your circumstances via ImmiAccount. If you are not able to use ImmiAccount, you can use the following forms:
Select information relevant to you. Leave fields blank if you are not sure.