Australian Embassy

Visas and Citizenship


Welcome to the webpages of the Department of Home Affairs in Brazil. These pages contain visa and citizenship information in English and Portuguese for clients residing in Brazil.

Australia has a universal visa system. This means that all non-Australian citizens require a visa to enter or stay in Australia. You must have a visa before you travel to Australia. We do not recommend booking flights or making travel commitments until you have a valid visa to travel to Australia. The Department of Home Affairs will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by travellers unable to obtain a visa before their intended travel date.

Refer to the Department of Home Affairs website before applying for a visa or citizenship. Visa options on the department's website help you find an appropriate visa type. We encourage you to review supporting information in English or Portuguese at:

Applying for a visa or citizenship

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Average visa processing times indicate how early travellers should apply for a visa. Actual processing times are subject to a number of factors including whether an application includes all necessary supporting documents, how promptly applicants respond to requests for additional information, the time of the year, and other variables. As stated above, we do not recommend booking your travel to Australia until you have obtained a visa.

Information about entering or leaving Australia is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Australian visas do not have passport labels. Present your passport and visa grant notification letter at the airport when you check in to travel. You can check your visa details, including validity and conditions, online using VEVO. As your visa is linked to your passport, notify the department if you obtain a new passport.

If you are unable to locate information on the Department of Home Affairs website, you may telephone the Global Service Centre in Australia on +61 2 6196 0196. International call charges apply.

If you require assistance, refer to who can help with your application. If you wish to appoint a migration agent to act on your behalf, complete and provide Form 956. If you wish to appoint any other person to receive correspondence on your behalf, complete and provide Form 956A.



Keep up to date by monitoring What’s new on the Department of Home Affairs website and follow the Australian Embassy in Brazil on Facebook and the Ambassador's Twitter account.
Australia’s borders remain closed, with limited provisions for inbound and outbound travel.
All non-citizens must have a valid visa to travel to Australia. Currently travel restrictions apply and only exempt travellers may enter Australia. Australian citizens, permanent residents, and members of their family unit on relevant visas are exempt from travel restrictions. Travellers not automatically exempt from travel restrictions must apply for, and obtain, an exemption from the Commission of the ABF by completing the online form and attaching evidence that they meet at least one of the exemption criteria.
See more information about travel restrictions and quarantine rules due to COVID-19 and our Frequently Asked Questions.
International student support initiatives
On 20 July 2020, Ministers Tehan and Tudge announced a number of changes to student visa arrangements to support international education and international students. See:
Most temporary visa holders, including students, will only be able to enter Australia when Australia’s border restrictions are relaxed. This will only occur when it is safe to do so, and we do not currently have a timeframe.
·       We have recommenced granting student visas lodged outside Australia in order to be prepared for the reopening of borders. Student visa applicants should ensure that their applications are kept up-to-date.
·       A visa fee waiver is available to international students to lodge a further student visa application if they were unable to complete their studies within their original visa validity due to COVID-19. Review information about the fee waiver criteria before applying.
 ·       Some recent graduates are eligible to apply for a post-study work visa outside Australia if they are unable to return due to COVID-19. Student visa holders studying an approved course online outside Australia due to COVID-19 may be able to use that study to count towards the Australian study requirement.



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Useful Links

Visa Finder

Visa list

Visa application charge (fees)


Global visa processing times

Changes in your situation

Changing incorrect information in your application

Global Service Centre

Australian citizenship

Australian passports

COVID-19 travel restrictions

Yellow fever

What you can or cannot bring to Australia

Departmental offices in Australia

Departmental offices outside Australia (includes Health, Character and Biometrics information)

Page Last Updated: September 2020