Australian Embassy, Philippines
From 1 September 2015 visa holders will no longer be able to request a visa label. Visa holders can access their visa record through our free Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) service or the myVEVO mobile app. For more information please see
Effective Monday 16 June 2014, all paper applications are lodged at an Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in the Philippines, operated by our service delivery partner VFS Global. A fee will be charged by VFS Global for this service in addition to the scheduled visa or citizenship application charge. Visit the VFS Global website for more information.
For detailed information about visas and citizenship, please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. To contact the Australian Embassy Visa Office in Manila, see Contact Us. To provide feedback about the level of service provided, see Feedback.
- The Australian Government has capped and ceased general skilled migration visa subclasses 175, 176 and 475. If you have applied for one of these visas and are affected by the cap and cease arrangements, you are entitled to a refund of your Visa Application Charge (21 October 2015).
- New pricing arrangements will apply to Partner visa applications lodged on, or after, 1 January 2015. A fact sheet on the change is available here. The Visa Pricing Estimator has been updated to reflect the new arrangements (19 December 2014).
- How to submit an electronic Partner (only) visa application through the ImmiAccount (9 December 2013)
Notice - All visa applicants
Clients should not book flights or make travel commitments until they have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.
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 the advertised service standard. Applicants are reminded to provide 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.
Applying for a marriage / birth certificate or CENOMAR from the NSO?
Clients should only apply for a National Statistics Office (NSO) document, 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.
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. We only accept NSO documents obtained using this process.