Australian Embassy

Visas and Immigration

Immigration, Visas and Citizenship

The Visas and Immigration section of the Australian Embassy in Myanmar processes visa applications for people who are resident in Myanmar. Everyone except for Australian citizens will need to obtain a visa prior to travelling to Australia. 

As we draw closer to the start of Thingyan, the Australian Department of Home Affairs receives an increasing number of visa applications from Myanmar citizens eager to visit Australia during this period. As a result, processing times are getting longer. If you intend on travelling to Australia over Thingyan please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Applications received after 19th March are unlikely to be processed before the start of Thingyan. 


Latest News and Changes 

The Australian Government has announced it will enhance the way visa and citizenship services are delivered using the latest digital technologies. For more information visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s website.

  • From 1 July 2016 Global changes to the student visa application process will come into force. More information about student visa application lodgement can be found here.
  • From 7 October 2015 The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will commence collecting biometrics from clients applying for Australian visas in Myanmar. Visa applicants will need to attend the Australia Visa Application Centre (AVAC) operated by VFS Global in Yangon. More information about biometric data collection is available here.
  • From 1 July 2015 Changes in visa application charges. See: more detail
  • From 18 May 2015 Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) will be implemented. See: Implementation of AVAC
  • Protect yourself against email and internet scams. See: Email and Internet Scams


Visa information & how to apply 

Clients are advised not to book flights or make travel commitments until your visa application is finalised. 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.

How and where to lodge your application
Post lodgement - Information for Visa holder
Citizenship Information
Other useful information
Protect Yourself against Scams and Migration Fraud 

Protect yourself from migration fraud and keep yourself safe online by being aware of the ways people may try to take advantage of you or your situation.  

For more information on how to help protect yourself against Migration Fraud including email and internet scams please read Migration related scams and Protect yourself from migration fraud.

Contact us  

If you need more information on how to lodge an application (Pre-lodgement enquiries), please contact the Australian Visa Application Centre.

It is recommended you contact the AVAC before attending to make an appointment.

Address: #305, Prime Hill Business Square, No. 60, Shwedagon Pagoda Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar

Telephone: +95 9 791 089 461, +95 9 791 089 462



Contact Centre hours: 08.30 hrs to 16.30 hrs

Business hours: 08.30 hrs to 16.30 hrs (Monday to Friday*)

Application lodgement hours: 08.30 hrs - 15.30 hrs (Monday to Friday*)

Passport collection hours: 08.30 hrs to 16.30 hrs (Monday to Friday*)

*Except on Public Holidays.


If you are unsure of what type of visa to apply for, please use our Find a Visa to help guide you regarding the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances.


For all general enquires within Australia please contact the department on 131 881.

Please note that we are unable to provide any updates on the progress of your application if it is within Visa Processing Time Service Standards.

For other enquiries, the preferred method of contact is by email. This way the Embassy staff can research your circumstances and provide you with a full response as necessary. Please note that our mailbox is constantly monitored to ensure timely responses. 

Australian Embassy Myanmar
Australian Visa Office
88 Strand Road, Kyauktada Township,
Yangon, Myanmar

E-mail: (Email size must be under 5MB)
Embassy website:
Immigration website:


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Client service feedback and suggestions

We value your feedback. Your compliments, complaints or suggestions provide the department with information to help improve the quality of our services.

If you have any feedback or suggestions please visit: Client Feedback

In order to improve the quality of our client service, we are conducting a survey to encourage continual improvement in the services we offer to our clients. You can access the survey here: Myanmar Client Satisfaction Survey 


Last updated 03 July 2015