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Australian High Commission in London: Australia House

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The Australian High Commission in London is the Australian Government's main diplomatic representative body in the UK. The Australian High Commission provides consular and diplomatic services to Australian citizens in the UK, and provides visa and immigration services to people in the UK who are travelling or emigrating to Australia.

The Australian High Commission in London is known colloquially as Australia House. It provides diplomatic services, as well as migration and visa services between Australia and the UK.

1. Instant Australian Tourist Visa

Tourists to Australia can apply online for an instant tourist visa (also known as the Electronic Travel Authority or ETA visa), before starting the journey to Australia. All tourists need an Australian visa, and ETA Visas are processed instantly and electronically linked to your passport.

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ETA visas are processed instantly and linked electronically to your passport.

Through applying and paying for your ETA visa through the Australian Visa Bureau, your application will be managed through to completion by our Visa Processing Department. The service charge for the visa through the Australian Visa Bureau is £20, which covers the processing cost of the visa and also the additional service of your details being checked and confirmed as accurate by an experienced visa consultancy before your application is lodged to the Australian Government's processing system, to provide you with complete assurance that your visa will be approved without any issue. The service also entitles you to access our 24 hour helpdesk to ensure that your tourist visa application is a seamless, simple process. You will receive reminder emails for each ETA purchased prior to expiry ensuring you dont get caught short on a planned trip and you have full access to your ETA's details, terms and conditions via the client visa area on our website.

There are alternate tourist visas available from the Australian Government website. These visas range in price, depending on the country of your passport and the purpose / length of your visit. Some do not require a fee, while others will cost up to AU$115.

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2. Australian Working Holiday Visas

Young people aged between 18 and 30 years can travel and work in Australia for up to 12 months on a Working Holiday Visa. Working Holiday Australian visas are best for gap-year travellers who want to explore Australia.

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Through applying and paying for your Working Holiday Visa through the Australian Visa Bureau, your application will be managed through to completion by our Visa Processing Department. The cost of applying for the visa with the Australian Visa Bureau is £289, which covers the cost of the visa and also the additional service of your details being checked and confirmed as accurate by an experienced visa consultancy before being lodged to the Australian Government's processing system, to provide you with complete assurance that your visa will be approved without any issue. You will also be given access to our Working Holiday Visa Platinum Package, which includes exclusive bonuses like free hostel nights, discounts and offers on activities and travel in Australia and provides assistance setting up such essentials like an Australian bank account, travel insurance and an Australian Tax File Number. The service also entitles you to access our email and telephonic helpdesk to ensure that your visa application is a seamless, simple process.

You can also apply for your Australian Working Holiday Visa via the Australian Government website. Your eligibility will depend on the country of your passport and the purpose / length of your visit. The current cost of the visa is AU$280.

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3. Australian Skilled Migration Visas

Skilled workers who wish to apply for permanent migration to Australia can apply through the Australian General Skilled Migration Program. The program aims to meet current skills shortages by attracting skilled migrants.

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Australian Visa Bureau's free online Skilled Migration Visa assessment will provide you with your points score on completion and you will be given the option at that stage to request a free telephonic or email consultation with an experienced migration consultant specialising in evaluating eligibility for migration to Australia. As part of this initial free consultation, the consultant will discuss the options open to you and provide you with guidance on what visas are suitable and practical to you situation. Additionally, should you decide to use us to assist you with your skilled migration visa application, your migration consultant will explain our service charges. Our service charges are dependent on both the visa subclass and your own individual circumstances; for example, while our service charge can be as low as £29, it can range to £2,400 for some skilled visa applications. This is not inclusive of VAT, the Australian government fees or any other costs associated with the application. You are not obliged to use our services at any point and we encourage you to take the free online assessment to assess your eligibility. Should you choose to use our services, your application will be handled by a MARA-registered migration agent initially and you will be assigned a personal caseworker who will guide you through every step of the process, from confirming your eligibility and gathering documents to checking your final application before lodging it to the Australian government.

You can also begin the process of applying for an Australian Skilled Migration Visa by going to the Australian Government website. The government fees for a visa application range in price, depending on your own personal circumstances and the subclass of visa you are applying for. The total government fee can be anything from AU$435 for an employer-sponsored visa to over AU$3,000 for certain skilled visas.

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Australian Visa Services

Please choose a visa from the list below. 

Travel Visas - ETa

The ETA replaces the visa label or stamp in a passport and removes the need for application forms. If you are taking a holiday in Australia for less than 3 months, you must obtain a travel visa before travelling.
 

Working Holiday Maker Visa

The Australian Working Holiday Visa gives young people between the ages of 18 and 30 the opportunity to work while travelling in Australia for a period of 12 to 24 months.

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Information on Working Holiday visas

Skilled independent

The Skilled Independent Visa is a permanent visa for skilled people wishing to live and work in Australia. The visa grants work and settlement rights for anywhere in Australia, but carries the highest points pass mark of any Australian visa.
 

Family, Parents and Partners

Family visas require sponsorship by an Australian or eligible New Zealand citizen. Children and other family members may apply to join their Australian citizen or permanent resident family members in Australia.

Skilled Sponsored

This Skilled visa category is for skilled migrants who have been nominated by a participating State/Territory or who have a family sponsor in Australia.
 

Skilled Regional Sponsored

The Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa is a sponsored work visa for skilled people wishing to live and work in a regional or low population growth area in Australia.

Skills Matching Visa

This Australian skilled migration category is for applicants who may or may not meet the Points Test and are seeking to be nominated by an Australian State/Territory.
 

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)

The Australian Government's RSMS is limited to certain areas of Australia. It allows employers to sponsor skilled migrants for job vacancies. The RSMS visa provides permanent residency.

Business visitor Visas

Business Visas are provided to visitors who are travelling to Australia to attend conferences or training sessions, business meetings, or for those establishing a business in Australia. There are no work rights associated with these visas.
 

Student Visas

To apply for an Australian Student Visa, you will need a letter of offer or Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from your education provider. Student status can lead to permanent residence in Australia and Bonus Points under the Skilled Visa class.

Retirement Investor Visa

The Australian Retirement Investor Visa came into effect in mid-2005. This visa is temporary and does not lead to permanent residency in Australia. Under this new visa scheme, visa holders are required to invest significant funds in the Australian economy in the form of a government held bond.
 

Sponsored Business Visitor Visa

The Sponsored Business Visitor Visa is designed to enable members of local, state and federal government and government agencies and specified organisations in Australia to offer formal sponsorship to short stay business visitors. The visa is for applicants who wish to enter Australia for a period of less than 3 months for business purposes.

Labour Agreements

Labour Agreements enable Australian employers to recruit a specified number of workers from overseas in response to identified skills shortages in the Australian labour market. Employees may come to Australia on either a temporary or permanent basis.
 

Employer Nomination Scheme

Permanent residents entering Australia under the Employer Nomination Scheme have a job waiting for them. Alternatively, you can apply for this visa if you hold a temporary working visa, such as the Working Holiday Visa or a Student Visa.

Business visas

The Australian Business Visa program encourages successful business owners, investors and senior executives to settle in Australia while developing new or existing opportunities in Australian business. Business Visa holders are initially granted a provisional visa and can apply for residency after 4 years.
 

Resident Return Visa

A Resident Return Visa (RRV) is valid for 3 months or 5 years, depending on the circumstances. It allows Australian permanent residents to travel to and from Australia as often as they wish within the validity of the visa, while maintaining their status as permanent residents.

The Australian High Commission in Britain

The Australian High Commission is located:

Office hours are from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, except for UK bank and Australian national holidays.

The Australian Government also has a representative located in Edinburgh:

Australian High Commissions in Other Countries

Australian High Commissions, Embassies and Consulates can be found in most capital cities around the world.

Listed below are the countries and cities where an Australian diplomatic mission is situated, (including embassies, High Commissions, consulates, consulates-general and other delegations) and links to their main page.

Australian Embassies in Europe


 

Australian Embassies in Asia


Australian Embassies in North America


 

Australian Embassy in South America


Australian Embassy in Africa


 

Australian Embassies in Oceania


Migration Branch of the Australian High Commission

The Migration Branch of the Australian High Commission is located in Australia House in London, and it acts as an overseas representative of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) .

The Migration Branch, however, does not provide any individual counselling or specific advice to potential migrants. For this reason the Australian High Commission advises potential migrants obtain help from a Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) certified migration agent.