Australian Embassy
Myanmar

Visas and Immigration

Immigration, Visas and Citizenship

 

  Latest news and changes 
 

    Are you or your family planning to travel to Australia soon? Take this opportunity to ensure all your
    documentation is in order.

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • COVID-19 travel exemption
  • Australia Travel Declaration

     

  Passport

    All travellers need a valid passport or other accepted travel document to enter Australia. Check that your passport
    is valid for your planned travel dates. More information is available on the Australian Border Force website.

    If you have recently lodged a Citizenship by Descent application, submit a request for urgent processing to the
    Bangkok Embassy via the Australian Immigration Enquiry Form.

 

  Visa

    All non-Australians need a visa to travel to Australia. There are different visas depending on your travel purpose and
    length of visit. Make sure you apply for the visa that matches what you want to do in Australia, and that you are eligible
    to apply for that visa. Expired visas are not valid for travel to Australia.

    A Visitor visa (subclass 600) lets you visit Australia as a tourist or see/travel with family and friends. Further information
    and a link to apply online is available on the Home Affairs website.  

    For further information on other visa options and to lodge an application refer to the Home Affairs visa finder. You
    cannot lodge a paper application.

 

  COVID-19 travel exemption

    Australia has COVID-19 travel restrictions currently in place. As well as a visa, you may be required to obtain a
    travel exemption, depending on your circumstances
. Information is available on the Home Affairs COVID-19 page.

    If you are an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a Partner (subclasses 100, 309, 801, 820) or Child
    (subclasses 101, 102, 445) visa, you can come to Australia. You do not need to request an exemption. Other exempt
    categories are listed on the Home Affairs COVID-19 page.

    If you are an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident and hold or are lodging another
    visa type, you will need to request an exemption.

    If you already hold a visa, lodge your exemption online.

    If you don’t hold a visa, lodge your visa application online and submit your travel exemption request. Include proof of
    your relationship (see here for more information on how to evidence your relationship).

    Home Affairs will assess your travel exemption request and refer your case to the Australian Embassy in Bangkok for
    urgent processing of your visa if you meet the travel exemption requirements. Home Affairs cannot prioritise your visa
    application until you have lodged and been found to meet the requirements for a travel exemption. As part of this
    process, Home Affairs will also consider a waiver of the biometrics requirement, due to the temporary closure of the
    Australian Biometrics Collection Centre (VFS) in Yangon.

    Australian Embassies do not process exemption requests and are unable to respond to enquiries regarding travel
    exemption requests.

 

  Australia Travel Declaration

    Before you travel to Australia, you should complete the Australia Travel Declaration at least 72 hours before your
    departure for Australia.

    The Australia Travel Declaration collects your contact details in Australia, flight details, quarantine requirements and
    your health status.

    This information helps the Australian Government determine your quarantine arrangements and allows the relevant
    health departments to contact you if someone you travelled with tests positive for COVID-19.

    Submit your travel declaration here.

 

  Australian Biometrics Collection Centre (ABCC)
  operations in Myanmar

    VFS Global has temporarily closed the Australian Biometrics Collection Centre (ABCC) in Yangon.

    If you are unable to attend a biometrics appointment, you do not need to notify us. If you are in Myanmar and have
    lodged a visa application and COVID-19 travel exemption request to travel to Australia urgently, the Department of
    Home Affairs will consider waiving the biometrics requirement as part of your exemption request.

 

  Panel doctor operations in Myanmar – health
  examinations

    Most visa applicants must meet the health requirement. You may be asked to undergo health examinations as part of
    your visa application to prove you meet the health requirement. The health requirement cannot be waived.

    There is one panel doctor in Myanmar. See here for more information (select Myanmar > Panel physician).

    The panel doctor is accepting appointments for urgent travel only. If you meet a COVID-19 exemption or have lodged a
    permanent visa application, contact the panel doctor to arrange your health examination appointment.  

    If you are unable to attend a health appointment, submit a request to the Bangkok Embassy using the Australian
    Immigration Enquiry Form
.

  Quarantine in Australia

    All travellers arriving into Australia must quarantine at their port of arrival. You must complete the Australian Travel
    Declaration
so the state or territory you are arriving into can arrange your quarantine. For more information see here.  

 

 

Welcome to the website of the Department of Home Affairs at the Australian Embassy in Myanmar. We manage visa and citizenship services for people who are resident in Myanmar

For information on Australian visas, immigration and citizenship, processing times, to lodge an application, or to provide feedback or suggestions, please visit the Home Affairs website.

The information provided here is additional and specific for clients in Myanmar.