Australian Embassy

Applying for a visa to Australia

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Visa Options

There are a number of visa options available for people who want to visit, work, study or live in Australia. 

The Visa Finder can help you find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances. See: Visa Finder

Information for Chinese applicants, in both English and Mandarin, is available regarding popular visa categories. See:
• Visiting Australia (including transiting Australia)
• Working in Australia (including the Work and Holiday visa)
• Studying in Australia
• Living in Australia
• Returning to Australia 


Information for visa applicants in China

• Visa Application Forms

• Lodging a Visa Application in China (including important information about where to submit your application and the location of the Australian Visa Application Centres - AVACs)

• Visa Application Charges and Payment Options (including important information about paying by Postal Money Order)

• Processing Times

• Please refer to the General Information page for detailed information on:
   • Health Requirement and Medical Examinations
   • Health Insurance
   • Clients aged 75 years or older
   • Parents of Australian citizens/permanent residents
   • Character Requirement and Penal Clearance Certificates  
   • Appointing a Migration Agent or Authorised Recipient 
   • Supporting Documents
   • Document Fraud
   • Verification Checks
   • Decision Notification
   • Visa Labels
   • Contacting Us
   • Providing Feedback 

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Page last updated 6 July 2015