Visa Information and Lodgement
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The visa office provides immigration and visa services to clients in Brazil and three other countries including: Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Note: Temporary and some permanent visa applications for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay are lodged and processed at the Australian Embassy in Argentina.
See: Contacts – Argentina
You need to have a valid visa to travel to Australia. We do not require you to have a visa label placed into your passport for travel to Australia. This is known as 'label-free' travel, making travel to Australia simpler and more secure.
If you are transiting or exiting through another country, you need to check with the relevant government authorities about whether you need to show a visa label in your passport. We cannot advise you on other countries’ requirements.
More information on travelling to Australia without a visa label and how to confirm your visa entitlements is available.
See: About your visa
Partner, prospective marriage and child visa applications from applicants usually living in Brazil are lodged and processed in Brasilia.
Permanent visa applications for remaining relative, carer and aged dependent relatives from applicants usually living in one of the countries in the country coverage list above are also lodged and processed at the Australian Embassy in Brazil.
Applications for general skilled, business innovation and investment, Distinguished Talent (subclass 124), Former Resident (subclass 151) and parent subclasses are lodged and processed in Australia.
For Points Based Skilled Migration (subclasses 189, 190 and 489) and Business Innovation and Investment (subclasses 132 and 188) visas you will have to submit a complete Expression of Interest (EOI) and receive an invitation to apply.
Former Resident (subclass 151) applications are lodged and processed at the Perth Office.
See: Perth Office
Distinguished Talent (subclass 124) visas must be lodged (by post or courier) and are processed at the Adelaide Business Skills Processing Centre.
Distinguished Talent Visa (offshore) (subclass 124)
Adelaide Business Skills Processing Centre
Contributory parent and parent migration applications are lodged and processed at the Parent Visa Centre.
See: Parent Visa Centre
Clients from the Americas region whose application for a Refugee and Humanitarian (Class XB) visa is accompanied by a Form 681—Refugee and Special Humanitarian Proposal (proposal form) must lodge their application at the department’s NSW Offshore Humanitarian Processing Centre. This applies to people who are lodging a visa for consideration under the Global Special Humanitarian Program (SHP) or as an immediate family member.
Lodging Certain Humanitarian Applications in Australia
NSW Offshore Humanitarian Processing Centre
All other Refugee and Humanitarian applications should be directed to the Australian High Commission Brazil.
See: Contacts – Brazil
Passport holders from Brazil who want to visit Australia as a tourist are eligible to apply online for a visitor visa .
See: Visitor (e600) Visa Online Application
Paper temporary entry visa applications from Brazil applicants are lodged and processed in Brasilia.
401 Temporary Work (Long-stay Activity) (Subclass 401) visa - Exchange, Sport and Religious Worker streams. Sponsorship and nomination applications are lodged and processed at the Specialist Temporary Entry Centre – NSW.
See: Specialist Temporary Entry Centre - NSW
401 Temporary Work (Long-stay Activity) (Subclass 401) visa – Domestic Worker (Executive) stream. Sponsorship, nomination and visa applications are lodged and processed at the Specialist Temporary Entry Centre - ACT
See: Specialist Temporary Entry Centre - ACT
402 Training and Research visa – Research stream sponsorship applications only.
Professional Development stream sponsorship and visa applications are lodged and processed at the Specialist Temporary Entry Centre – Tasmania.
See: Specialist Temporary Entry Centre - Tasmania
402 Training and Research visa – Occupational Trainee stream sponsorship, nomination and visa applications are lodged and processed at the Specialist Temporary Entry Centre – SA.
See: Specialist Temporary Entry Centre - SA
416 Special Program applications are lodged and processed at the Specialist Temporary Entry Centre – Tasmania.
See: Specialist Temporary Entry Centre - Tasmania
420 Entertainment sponsorship, nomination and visa applications are lodged and processed at the Entertainment Visa Centre - NSW.
See: Entertainment Visa Centre - NSW
Applications for the Sponsored Family stream of the Visitor (subclass 600) visa must be lodged in Australia. These applications will be processed at one of the Sponsored Family Visitor processing centres.
See: Sponsored Family Visitor Processing Centres
457 Temporary Work (Skilled) visas can be applied for using SkillSelect. If you are:
- not sponsored by an Australian or overseas business you can register an EOI for skilled migration and permanent residence in Australia
- sponsored by an Australian employer, you may lodge your visa application online or at an Australian office of the department
Centres of Excellence
Employer Sponsored Workers (e457) – Online Applications
- sponsored by an overseas business, you can lodge your visa application with the Australian Visa Office responsible for applications in your country.
See: Immigration Offices outside Australia
If you are sponsored by an Australian employer, you must lodge your visa application at the same office in Australia where your employer lodged papers to support your application. Please ask your employer which office they lodged these papers at.
See: Contact Us - Australian Offices
Applications for Citizenship by Descent can be lodged at the Australian Embassy, Brazil.
Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, and applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship should be lodged at the ACT and Regions Office.
Application process for Australian citizenship
Application process to resume Australian citizenship
Giving up your citizenship
ACT and Regions Office
While permanent entry visa and Refugee and Humanitarian visa applications may be lodged at any office, it is recommended that they be lodged direct with Brasilia, as forwarding documents from other offices can take up to a month. However, fees/charges can be paid at any office, and the receipt should then be sent by the applicant with the application direct to Brasilia.