Australian Embassy Berlin

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Besides being bilateral diplomatic representation of Australia and promoting the interests of the Australian government in Germany, the Australian embassy in Berlin also offers numerous and detailed information on consular statements and services, legislation of documents, Visa and password application and more. They also play a very important role in cultural affairs and contacts with the press.

The Consular Department of the Australian Embassy in Berlin

The consular department offers consular services to Australian citizens and permanent residents travelling or living Germany as well as German citizens who wish to travel to Australia. The services offered include document legislation, passports and Australian Visas. However, the capacity of the Embassy to offer such services is subjected to local laws and conditions, the international laws governing consular work, and by the cooperation offered by both organizations and persons outsides the Australian government.

Obtaining an Australian Visa from the Australian Embassy Berlin

All the decisions for granting an Australian Visa remain with the Embassy subject to the applicant lodging a valid application and meeting all the relevant criteria. There are different types of visas offered by the Australian Embassy in Berlin to German residents:

1. Tourist visa (Subclass 676) for German citizens who visit Australia for sightseeing, holiday, social or recreational purposes, or to visit friends, relatives or for other short-term non-work purposes.

2. Sponsored Family Visitor Visa for those seeking to visit their family in the country for a stay period of not more than one year. However, a formal sponsorship by an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of the country is required.

3. Domestic Worker (Temporary) Diplomatic and Consular visa which allows for a temporary stay of domestic workers from Germany who intend to be employed full time and exclusively in the household of an accredited diplomat or consular office in Australia.

4. Student visa for German students who are wishing to study in Australia as well as parents, guardians or relatives of students studying in Australia.

5. Working holiday visa (subclass 417) for those aged between 18 to 30 years and are interested in having an extended holiday while supplementing their funds with short-term work for at most 12 months.

6. Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) (Subclass 601): an electronically stored authority for short term visits of not more than three months. It is available to any passport holder.

7. Business Skills (Provisional) visa for business migrants for up to 4 years, but only after establishing the requisite level of business or maintaining their eligible investment.

8. Visitor visa (Subclass 600) for a temporary stay in Australia for up to 3 or 6 or 12 months.

9. eVisitors (Subclass 651): Just like ETA, this is also an electronically stored authority for those wishing to visit the country for business reasons for up to 3 months.

10. Temporary entry visa for those willing to visit the country for specific purposes that to some extent, benefits Australia.

11. Permanent entry visa, for permanent settlement in Australia. It is offered under two main migration streams: the migration program and the humanitarian program.

Passport services

You can lodge a passport application in person to the passport department at the Embassy of Australia in Berlin. But before doing so it is advised that you find out the type of form that you need to use (either PC7 or PC8), carefully read the instructions for that particular form and review the checklist to avoid unnecessary mistakes, read the photo instructions before finally completing your Australian Passport application Form online. After filling in all the required information, you then proceed to print the form, sign it within the provided signature box and include the date.

Since 24th of November, 2012, travellers who need or request a Visa label to fly to Australia from Germany are required to pay a fee for it. This Visa label cost is called the Visa Evidence charge (VEC). You must note that you can only be allowed to apply for a Visa label if you have a current valid Australian Visa. The Australian modern Electronic Visa System does not require you to have a visa label placed in your passport when confirming your immigration entitlements and status in Australia. Rather, every time you check in to fly to the country, airline staff will have to use your passport to electronically confirm whether you have authority to travel to Australia prior to boarding the airplane.

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Address and Contact

  • Address: Wallstraβe 76-79, 10179 Berlin
  • Telephone: +49 (0)30 88 00 88 0
  • Fax: +49 (0)30 88 00 88 210
  • Online: http://www.germany.embassy.gov.au/beln