Australian Embassy
The Philippines
Embassy address: Level 23-Tower 2 RCBC Plaza 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, 1200 - Telephone: 757 8100 - Fax: 757 8268 - Immigration and Visa Office: 757 8340


Change in address of Australian Visa Application Centres in the Philippines from Monday 16 June 2014 

Australian Visa Application Centres in the Philippines- Frequently Asked Questions 


How to request an NSO check - Application checklists - Where to apply for a Visa After you apply for a Visa - Contact Us - Obtaining a visa label in your passport - Migration FraudFees and Charges - Migration Agents outside Australia - We want your Feedback - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Visa Processing times

Visas and Migration

Effective Monday 16 June 2014 Visa applications, except for Refugee and Humanitarian Entry, should be lodged at the nearest Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in the Philippines, operated by VFS Global. 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 VFS Global's website.

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

Important news

- New pricing arrangements will apply to Partner visa applications lodged on, or after, 1 January 2015. A fact sheet on the change is available here.  The Visa Pricing Estimator has been updated to reflect the new arrangements (19 December 2014).

- Online lodgement for Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visas (subclass 400) commenced from 23 November 2014

- Departing Australia Superannuation Payment- apply online, fee free and direct with the Australian Taxation Office (23 June 2014)

- Living the Life in Australia, take the Next step and find out more about Australia's Skilled Working Visas (3 February 2014)

- How to submit an electronic Partner (only) visa application  through the ImmiAccount (9 December 2013)

- Application of Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4020 to Family visas (starting 1 July 2013)

- Changes to the Visitor visa program (starting 23 March 2013)

- Is a visa label needed to travel to Australia (label free)? 

- Acceptable financial institutions for Student visa applications

- Request for a Health check 

- Beware of Migration Fraud

- Departing the country: Exit permits for Filipino Citizens 

Notice - All visa applicants

Clients should not book flights or make travel commitments until they have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.

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 provide 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. 

Visa and Citizenship options

Transit - VisitorShort Stay Activity (temporary work) - Students - Temporary Residents (Social / Cultural) - Family and Skilled Migration - Workers - Returning Residents - Citizenship

Applying for a marriage / birth certificate or CENOMAR from the NSO?

Clients should only apply for a National Statistics Office (NSO) document, once a visa application has been submitted at the Manila Visa Office, and at the request of a visa processing officer.

Clients need to include a file number or Health (HAP ID) number when applying for an NSO document. See, applying for NSO documents.Why is this is done? The documents are sent directly from the NSO 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.