Includes information on how to apply for visitor visas, bridging visas and transit visas and what you can bring into Australia.
Information on how to buy over the internet, import goods by post, and clearing goods.
Information on Australia's refugee and humanitarian programme and ImmiCard.
What to expect at the border and what you can bring into the country.
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.
Contains a listing of Australian visas.
Information on ImmiAccount, Migration scams, eMedicals and fees and charges.
Information on how to bring your family or partners to Australia.
Reforms to modernise Australia’s visa processing system.
Provides an online service to check your visa details and entitlements.
Includes information on how to comply with your obligations.
Exporting prohibited and restricted goods
Importing prohibited and restricted goods
Tariff classification of goods
Employing and sponsoring workers
Migration advice professionals
Travel for business and events
Advance Passenger Processing (APP) System
Australia's entry requirements
Requirements for aircraft entering Australia
Passenger Movement Charge
Tourist Refund Scheme
Application forms, guidelines for Tariff Concession Orders
List of Tariff Concession Orders
Tariff Concessions Gazette
Contracts and tenders
Calendar of events
Committees and fora
Industry Engagement Strategy 2020
Includes information about the establishment, structure, role and intent of the ABF and the ABF Commissioner.
Contains information about working in the ABF, includes roles, attributes and eligibility requirements for Border Force officers and ABF College.
Includes contact information for general enquiries, cargo support, providing feedback and reporting suspicious behaviour.
Includes information about how and where the ABF works to protect the border across Australia's airports, seaports, maritime jurisdiction and in the community.
Includes a link to the ABF newsroom containing media releases, speeches and other publications.
Information about who we are, our history, our ministers, fact sheets and forms.
Immigration detention is an important part of strong border control and supports Australia’s migration system.
Includes the corporate plan, service standards and information about integrity, freedom of information, public information disclosure scheme and chief executive certification for government advertising campaigns.
Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) is a military-led, border security operation supported and assisted by a wide range of federal government agencies.
Contains News and media resources, links to social media, copies of speeches and presentations, and subscription services.
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 is for international students who have completed their course studies in Australia or for holders of certain temporary visas to apply for permanent residency.
You might be able to get this visa if you are one of the following:
The Skilled – Sponsored visa (subclass 886) closed to new applications on 1 January 2013.
You must be in Australia when this visa is granted.
This information is for people who have already applied for Skilled – Sponsored visa (subclass 886).
You can no longer apply for this visa.
Your application will be assessed against the requirements detailed below.
We will contact you when you need to provide health or character documents.
You must have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government or have arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian Government before this visa can be granted.
After you have lodged your application and documents, we will acknowledge that we have received your information.
We will also assign you a case officer who will consider your application and can ask for an interview, ask for more information and make a decision.
visa processing times for each visa.
Your application could take longer if you need character or health checks (including x-rays), if you need to provide more information, or if your application is incomplete.
If you apply for this visa in Australia, you would be able to get a Bridging visa that allows you to stay in the country lawfully while your application is processed. If you are given a
Bridging visa A, you can apply for
Bridging visa B to travel outside Australia while you wait for a decision.
You can provide more information to us, at any time until a decision is made on the application. If you want to correct information you provided, use:
We could also ask you for more information. You will have to respond by a set date. After that date, we can make a decision about your application using the information that we have.
If another person gives us information that could result in you being refused a visa, we will usually give you the opportunity to comment on the information.
You might also be interviewed. If you are asked to attend an interview in person, bring your passport or other identification and any requested documents to the interview.
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:
If you do not provide us with the details of any new passport issued to you, you could experience significant delays at the airport and may be denied permission to board your plane.
You can withdraw the application at any time before we make a decision about it. To do this, send us a letter or email to ask for the withdrawal. Your request must include your full name and date of birth. You should also include your file reference number, client ID, or a Transaction Reference Number.
All applicants 18 years of age or older, wishing to withdraw, must sign the request for withdrawal.
If the visa is granted, we will let you know:
If the visa is not granted, we will let you know:
If information needs to be updated, contact the Adelaide General Skilled Migration (GSM) processing centre.
Workers in Australia – including visa holders with permission to work – have rights under Australian workplace law.
Fair Work Ombudsman’s Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) provides information on pay rates, shift calculations, leave arrangements and notice and redundancy entitlements.
Workplace rights for all visa holders working in Australia
This information is for people who have already been granted a Skilled Sponsored visa (subclass 886). It explains your rights and obligations.
You can use
Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) for free to check your visa details and entitlements.
This is a permanent residence visa. It lets you and any member of your family unit who has also been granted this visa:
You and your family must comply with all visa conditions and Australian laws.
If you are nominated by a state or territory government agency, states and territories might also specify requirements that include:
This information is for a person who has applied to sponsor a relative for a Skilled Sponsored visa (subclass 886).
This visa has now closed to new applications.
Your sponsorship lasts for two years after your relative’s visa is granted.
As a sponsor you must sign a sponsorship undertaking and agree to help the applicant for two years after their visa is granted.
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