Australian Embassy
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Visas and Migration

Visas and Migration


Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Migration Branch of the Australian Embassy in Madrid. We are an overseas office of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). We service clients who are usually resident in Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Andorra and Monaco.

You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or unsuccessful.
 

Short stay visits to Australia

European Union passport holders who want to visit Australia for tourism or business purposes may apply for an eVisitor visa (subclass 651). Tourism includes holidays, recreation and seeing family and/or friends. Business purposes may include attending a conference, negotiations or exploratory business visit. Work is not possible on this visa; any applicants looking to engage in short term work in Australia should consider the Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400).

The eVisitor is valid for multiple entries into Australia for a 12 month period from the date of approval.  Each time you enter Australia within the 12 months you can stay for a period of up to 3 months from the date of entry.

The eVisitor is free to apply for and you do not require a physical visa label or any paperwork for travel. The eVisitor is electronically linked to your travel document number.  A separate online application must be completed for each person travelling to Australia, including children and infants.

Full infromation on all other visa options can be found on our website, www.border.gov.au

 

What's New?

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 Immigration and Border Protection’s website.


Immigration and Citizenship

 

 

 

Fraud and Scams

A short video has been developed to raise awareness of migration fraud. Clients are encouraged to check out the fraud warning pages before engaging the services of online companies.

Fraud Warning: http://www.border.gov.au/Visasupport/Pages/fraud.aspx

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection is aware that there are scams operating internationally, seeking financial gain based on a promise of a visa to Australia and/or employment in Australia.

As the department becomes aware of these scams, steps are taken to identify those involved and, if sufficient evidence exists, referrals are sent to local law enforcement agencies.

The Department also regularly raises awareness of migration fraud and scams through its website (http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/migration-fraud-and-scams) and social media channels.

The best ways for a prospective visa applicant to Australia to avoid these scams is to: