Australian Embassy

Visas, Immigration and Citizenship

Welcome to the website of the Department of Home Affairs in Brasilia. For information on topics not featured on this site, please visit the Department's website. See:

If you are unable to locate the information you require on our website, you may telephone the Global Service Centre in Australia at +61 2 6196 0196. The Australian Embassy in Brasilia is unable to answer enquiries.

Important News


From 1 July 2018 all Transit (subclass 771) and Partner migration (subclasses 309, 100 & 300) visa applications must be lodged online. The Department will not accept paper applications from this date.


  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: 27 June 2018