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

Advisory- The Visa Office will be closed on 17 and 18 April 2014 in observance of Maunday Thursday and Good Friday. The Visa Information and Application Centres and Call Centre will be closed 17 to 19 April in observance of local holidays. Normal operations for both the Visa Office and Visa Information and Application Centres and Call Centre will recommence Monday 21 April 2014.



How to request an NSO check - 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

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

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

Fees and Charges

Important news

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

- How to submit an electronic Partner (only) visa application (starting 9 December 2013)

- A single point of entry for online visa applications through the ImmiAccount (starting 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

- How to get a birth / marriage / certificate of no marriage: National Statistics Office

- Beware of Migration Fraud

- Departing the country: Exit permits for Filipino Citizens 

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 timesClients 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.


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 National Statistics Office?

Clients should only apply for an NSO document(s), 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.