Embassy of Australia
United States of America
Embassy address: 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 - Telephone: (202) 797 3000 - Fax: (202) 797 3168

Visas, Immigration and Citizenship 

If you have the skills, Australia has the lifestyle. If you like the idea of Australia's climate and lifestyle and are looking for a career challenge in a country with lots of opportunities—take the next step and find out more about Australia's skilled working visas. Your journey starts when you submit an expression of interest for a skilled visa through SkillSelect. By using SkillSelect the Australian Government could invite you to lodge a visa application or you could be nominated by an Australian or state and territory government. Find out what you need to do to complete your expression of interest through SkillSelect.


Frequently asked questions

Which is the best visa for me?

Online services

Important information about Credit Card Payments

►Police checks from channelers for FBI police checks are NOT acceptable for Australian immigration purposes. Please consult the FBI website for information on obtaining a clearance directly form the FBI.

Medical requirements

Next scheduled Australian citizenship test and ceremony dates in Washington


Contact us
Contacting the Immigration and Citizenship Section in Washington

Americas Service Centre

Overseas Offices

Client Service Charter and Feedback


Application process and other immigration matters

 Important tips when lodging your application in Washington

Status checks for online visa applications

Visa and Citizenship service standards

Character requirements

Health requirements

Do I Need a Visa Label?

Translation of foreign documents

Before engaging a migration agent, we recommend you read this information about migration agents operating outside Australia - Information in Spanish 

Visa types

The following lists are NOT exhaustive and refer only to the more common types of visas available. For more comprehensive information on all visa types, please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website

Not sure which visa is best suited to your situation?  Consult the Visa Wizard  

Visiting Australia

Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)

Tourists and Business visitors

Transit Visa  

Studying and Training in Australia

Study in Australia

Training and research

Student Guardians


Working in Australia

Temporary work and specialist entry

Migrating to Australia

 Family Migration

Professionals and other skilled migrants

Business owners and investors

Returning Residents

Applying for your Resident Return visa in Washington



Not sure which citizenship category is best suited to your situation? Check the Citizenship Wizard


Citizenship by Descent  

Certificate of Evidence of Australian Citizenship

Resumption of Australian Citizenship 

Applying in Washington for Australian ctizenship by conferral and sitting the Australian citizenship test

Renouncing Australian Citizenship

Citizenship by Birth in Australia

Adopted Children and Australian Citizenship

Dual Citizenship

Entering and Leaving Australia as an Australian Citizen

Other Citizenship Issues

Forms and Booklets

Download Visa Application Forms

Download Information Forms

Download Booklets