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Visas and migration

Visas, Immigration and Citizenship

The Australian Embassy in Athens, Greece does not process visa or citizenship applications for Australia.  If you phone the Embassy about visa, migration or citizenship issues or applications we will transfer your call to the Home Affairs Global Services Centre.  Keep reading below for information on applying for a visa and citizenship information.

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

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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 of Home Affairs' website.


Digital Passenger Declaration

It is a requirement from the Australian Government that you complete a Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD). The DPD requests critical health information required for entry into Australia. You must be able to provide evidence that the critical information was completed before boarding the aircraft.

You must show airline staff at check-in that you have completed the DPD and provide relevant supporting documentation as evidence. Passengers who do not complete a DPD prior to check-in, may be referred to Australian Border Force Officers on arrival and face unnecessary delays.

The DPD can be completed by downloading the mobile app from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play store (Android), or via a web form.

More information on the DPD can be found on the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.

Online-only lodgement for Visitor visa (subclass 600)


The Department of Home Affairs (the Department) is introducing 100 per cent online lodgement for Visitor visas (subclass 600). The changes will be introduced in two phases commencing from September 2021. Following these changes, paper applications will not be accepted as valid for lodgement:

  • From 30 September 2021 (phase 1), all applicants applying for a Visitor visa (subclass 600) from outside Australia in any stream must lodge their application online via ImmiAccount. Applicants applying for a Visitor visa (subclass 600) in Australia in the Tourist stream may lodge their application online via ImmiAccount or by posting their application to the Sydney office. The courier option will no longer be available.
  • From early 2022 (phase 2), all applicants applying for a Visitor visa (subclass 600) in Australia in the Tourist stream must lodge their application online via ImmiAccount.


How can I apply for a Visitor visa online?

ImmiAccount is an online service that provides a simple, efficient and convenient way to apply for a visa. You can create an ImmiAccount, select the visa type you want to apply for, attach documents, submit family applications together and pay the application fee online at

You can also get help from a family member, friend or migration agent to submit your application if required.

Australian Visa Application Centres outside Australia may also offer assisted online lodgement services, depending on local country arrangements.


Where can I get additional information?

Information about these changes will be updated on the Department’s website for each Visitor visa (subclass 600) stream page. A list of all streams is at:

Information and guidance about applying online and using ImmiAccount is available on the Department’s website at:

1 July 2019: New Work and Holiday arrangement between Australia and Greece commences  


A new Work and Holiday arrangement with Greece came into effect on 1 July 2019, allowing more young people to explore, work and study in Australia. Young adults from Greece can apply for a subclass 462 Work and Holiday visa from this date. 

  • Applications must be lodged online via ImmiAccount. Information about the subclass 462 Work and Holiday visa, and how to apply, can be found at
  • All applications must include a Letter of Support from the Greek Government as well as evidence of meeting the English language, education, and financial requirements.
  • The Visa Application Charge must be paid at the time of lodgement.
  • The Australia-Greece Work and Holiday program has 500 places per program year (1 July to 30 June). Once 500 visas have been granted to Greek citizens, you will not be able to lodge an application until 1 July the following year.
  • Important information, including updates on when programs are complete, is available on the Australian Embassy Berlin website at

Where can I find information on visas and citizenship

You can find detailed information in English about Australian visas and citizenship on the Department’s main website at:

This website contains comprehensive information about visa types, eligibility, forms and how to apply and pay for a visa. To help you find the information you need quickly, go to the “Find a visa” button at to search for a visa that might be right for you.

Contact the Department of Home Affairs

The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs Europe Service Centre phone numbers are no longer in operation. Home Affairs have a new Global Service Centre (GSC) providing longer opening hours and shorter wait times. To speak with an officer from the Department of Home Affairs, you will need to call: +61 2 6196 0196 from 9am - 5pm local time on weekdays. For more information visit Home Affairs website or The Australian High Commission websites.

Comprehensive information on all visa and citizenship matters is available on You may wish to review the information there before contacting the department by phone.

How to apply for a visa

Applying online for an electronic visa
Greek, Bulgarian and Romanian citizens (amongst many other European nationals) are eligible to apply for online visas. Some of the most popular electronic visa types are listed below.

  • eVisitor
    Electronic visa to visit Australia or for business visitor purposes for up to three months.
    There is no charge for an eVisitor online application.
    eVisitor (subclass 651)
  • Visitor e600 online
    This visa lets you visit Australia for tourist or business purposes for up to three, six, or 12 months.
    Visitor e600 online applications
  • Student visa online
    Depending on your nationality, and type of study, you may be eligible to apply for a student visa online.
    Student visa online applications

Lodging and completing your application electronically can save time and money and is the most popular application method for clients in Greece.

How to pay for a visa

General information on fees and charges is available on the Department’s website at .

Paying in Australia for an applicant outside Australia
Visa application charges can also be paid at any office of the Department of Home Affairs in Australia. You should then attach the original receipt (or a copy) to your paper application.

Visa information

Citizenship information


Applying for Australian Citizenship by Descent

You may be eligible for Australian citizenship by descent if you were born outside Australia and one (or both) of your parents at the time of your birth was also an Australian citizen at that time. Check your eligibility before you apply.

Apply online through ImmiAccount. More information about how to apply is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Information about processing times is also available on the Department of Home Affairs website.


Applying for Evidence of Australian citizenship

An Australian citizenship certificate is an official document that shows that a person is an Australian citizen. If you meet requirements, you can get a certificate, or replace one that has been lost, destroyed or damaged. Check your eligibility before you apply.

Apply online through ImmiAccount. More information about how to apply is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Information about processing times is also available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Be aware and protect yourself from migration fraud 

Keep yourself safe online by being aware of the ways people may try to take advantage of you or your situation. We also strongly urge anyone considering using the services of a migration website or agent to visit the DIBP website where consumer information is available: 

Migration fraud 

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