Australian Embassy

Visas and Immigration

Immigration, Visas and Citizenship


  Latest news and changes 

   Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Australian visas 

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

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

    Although processing areas are taking all available steps to minimise any delays and finalise applications as soon as
    possible, the Department’s services are currently being impacted by COVID-19.

    Travel restrictions

    You can only travel to Australia if you are an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, an immediate family member of
    an Australian citizen or permanent resident or are a New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia.

    Travellers who have a compassionate or compelling reason to travel to Australia will need to have an exemption from
    the Australian Border Force Commissioner.

    All travellers arriving in Australia must undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities (for example,
    hotel), in their port of arrival.​

    Travel restrictions are subject to change. Some exemptions are in place. Please check the Home Affairs COVID-19 page

    If you require a visa and/or exemption to travel to Australia, refer to the information provided here and submit anm
    exemption request here.

    Please allow sufficient time for your request to be processed. You should lodge your request at least one month but no
    more than three months before your intended travel date. Incomplete requests may take longer to process.

    The Australian Embassy in Bangkok does not process exemption requests and is unable to respond to enquiries
    regarding travel exemption requests.


    Temporary closure of Australian Visa Application Centre in Myanmar

    VFS Global has temporarily closed the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in Yangon until further notice.

    If you are unable to attend a biometrics or health appointment, you do not need to notify us. We will send a new
    request once AVAC or panel doctor operations have resumed. If you need to travel to Australia urgently, the
    Department of Home Affairs will consider waiving the biometrics requirement as part of your exemption request.


    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:



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.