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Visas and Migration
Visa applications, except for Refugee and Humanitarian Entry, should be lodged at the nearest VIA office in the Philippines, operated by PIASI. A fee will be charged for this service in addition to the scheduled fee charged by the Australian Government for all visa applications. For more information about visa lodgement procedures, fees charged, contact details, office locations and office hours, visit http://www.via.ph/
For detailed information about visas and citizenship services please refer to the DIBP website, see Department of Immigration and Border Protection .
To contact the Australian Embassy (Visa Office) in Manila - Contact Us.
To provide feedback about the level of service provided - Feedback
Notice - All visa applicants
Clients should not make any firm travel bookings until a decision is made on the visa application. A visa application will not be escalated solely based on a client's proposed date of travel.
The Australian Embassy Visa Office endeavours to finalise a high percentage of all visa applications within our standard processing times
Clients are also reminded to provde the following documents at the time of lodging the visa application:
- Clear photocopy of the biodata page of the current passport; and
- Clear photocopy of any endorsement page or change of name in the current passport.
- Application of Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4020 to Family visas (starting 1 July 2013)
- Changes to the Visitor visa program (NEW starting 23 March 2013)
- Acceptable financial institutions for Student visa applications
- How to get a birth / marriage / certificate of no marriage: National Statistics Office
- Departing the country: Exit permits for Filipino Citizens
Visa and Citizenship options
Applying for a marriage / birth certificate or CENOMAR from the National Statistics Office?
Clients should only apply for an NSO document(s), once a visa application has been submitted, and at the request of a case officer.
Clients need to include a file number or Health (HAP ID) number when applying for an NSO document. See, applying for NSO documents.
The documents are sent directly to the Australian Embassy in Manila. This ensures that the most recent and complete information is provided from NSO and avoids additional checks on individually submitted documents which may lead to a delay in the processing of the application.
Please note that we only accept NSO documents obtained using this process.