Australian Embassy

Visas, Immigration and Citizenship

Processing times are impacted by seasonal peaks.  During the holiday season you can expect longer processing times as a result of the volume of applications received.

If you will be applying for a visitor visa (subclass 600) and are travelling during the Christmas and New Year holiday period we encourage you to submit your application by 15 November 2017.  It is important that all relevant supporting documents are attached to your application at the time of lodgement.


Welcome to the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in Brasilia. For information on topics not featured on this site, please visit the main DIBP website. See:

Important News

  1. Changes to skilled visa programs

  2. Reforms to modernise Australia’s visa processing system

  3. Changes to the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) from 19 April 2017

  4. New global processing times are now published on the department's website

Archived News

Immigration and Citizenship Information

Other Information

Useful Contacts


Page Last Updated: 6 December