Australian Embassy
Myanmar

Visas and Immigration

Immigration, Visas and Citizenship

 

  Latest news and changes 

    Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and Australian visas 

    The Australian government has announced measures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the Australian

    community, including restrictions on travel to Australia.

    Visa applicants and travellers should view the latest information available on the following websites:

 

    Temporary suspension on Australian visa processing operations in Myanmar due to COVID-19.

    The Home Affairs (Immigration) office at the Australian Embassy in Myanmar has temporarily closed from 25 March
    2020.

    If you have already lodged a paper visa application prior to 25 March: Processing of your visa application is
    currently suspended. If you need to travel to Australia urgently and meet one of the travel ban exemption requirements
    listed here, please lodge an application online and submit a request for urgent travel to the Bangkok Immigration office
    here.

    If you have already lodged an online visa application prior to 25 March: Your visa application has been transferred
    to the Australian Embassy in Bangkok. If you need to travel to Australia urgently and meet one of the travel ban
    exemption requirements listed here, please submit a request for urgent travel to the Bangkok Immigration office here.

    If you have not yet lodged a visa application: You should lodge your visa application online. Online applications for
    people who are seeking to travel to Australia under one of the COVID-19 travel exemption reasons continue to be
    processed by the Australian Embassy in Bangkok. Paper applications cannot be accepted at this time.


    VFS Global has temporarily closed the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in Yangon until further notice. In
    addition, International SOS Yangon Clinic is not currently undertaking health assessments until further notice.

    If you are unable to attend a biometrics or health appointment and you need to travel to Australia urgently, please
    lodge your visa application online and submit a compelling and compassionate request for urgent travel to the
    Australian Embassy in Bangkok as soon as possible and we will consider this request. You should attach proof (such as
    your marriage certificate, evidence of your de-facto relationship such as shared finances or property, your birth
    certificate or birth certificate for your children). If you do not provide sufficient evidence, your request will be refused. 

    For further information on visa and citizenship matters, please visit the Australian Embassy in Thailand website.

 

    Beware of visa scams

    To avoid being scammed, you can check the Register of Migration Agents on the OMARA website, to receive the
    protections of an OMARA registered Migration Agent.

    There are Australian registered migration agents working all around the world in countries including Myanmar. These
    agents are subject to the same Code of Conduct, professional development and regulations as registered migration
    agents based in Australia. More information about Australia’s efforts to ensure the integrity of the migration advice 
    profession is available at: www.mara.gov.au.

 

 

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 general information on applying for Australian visas, please visit the Home Affairs website.

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