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Visas and Immigration
Travelling to Australia
All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority (ETA) before travelling to Australia.
For general information on visa requirements and how to apply for a visa:
- use the online enquiry form; or
- telephone our specialist enquiry staff at the Information Service for Australian Visas on +1 613 216 7603 (10am - 5pm Ottawa Eastern Standard Time). Please note international call charges apply.
- use the Visa Wizard
If you have applied for a visa in our office (DIAC - Brasilia) and need to contact us, please use the online enquiry form and include your full name, date of birth and passport number with your enquiry to enable us to locate your application in our system.
All enquiries can be made in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Facsimile +55 61 3224 5777
Becoming a citizen represents a commitment to Australia and its people.
Applications for Australian citizenship by descent are processed at the Embassy in Brasilia. The processing time is approximately 14 days. Please allow additional time for postage, if required. More information.
To obtain a Certificate of Evidence of Australian Citizenship, read about securing proof of citizenship.
There are a number of options available to people who wish to migrate to Australia.
Read about using a migration agent.