IMPORTANT: You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The Australian government and the Embassy 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.
For all visa and citizenship inquiries please visit our website as outlined below or call our Global Service Centre (GSC) in Australia on +61 2 61960196, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm Israel/Palestinian Territories time.
If you send an email to our mail box [email protected], you will receive an autoreply with comprehensive information. Please read it carefully. You will receive a manual\human reply only if we believe it is appropriate to do so, such as in cases of genuine emergencies.
The Embassy telephone operator will not be able to assist you in relation to visa and citizenship inquiries.
Visa and Citizenship information is available on the website of the Department of Home Affairs.
COVID-19 TRAVEL/RESTRICTIONS: From 6 July 2022 people travelling to Australia will no longer have to complete a Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status. See COVID-19 Travel Restrictions.
Visas, Migration and Australian Citizenship
Welcome to the Visa and Citizenship Office at the Australian Embassy in Tel Aviv. We are an overseas office of The Department of Home Affairs.
The following pages will provide you with information regarding Australian citizenship and visa options for visitors, workers, students or migrants. With the exception of Australian and New Zealand citizens, all people travelling to Australia require a visa prior to arrival. We recommend that you do not make any travel commitments before you obtain a valid visa or travel authority. We encourage all applicants to lodge their applications as early as possible before their planned travel.
CERTIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS
You are not required to provide certified copies of any of your supporting documents with your application. If it becomes necessary, we will contact you.
If asked to provide a certified document, you would have to contact a practicing Notary (Notarion) or a Lawyer. Please note that our Office is unable to provide a list of recommend Notaries or Lawyers.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS
All identity documents (e.g. birth, adoption, marriage, divorce, death, and discharge from the Army) must have a certified English translation by a notary or an accredited Australian NAATI translator. You may select your NAATI translator by the language services they provide, including Hebrew and Arabic. Some of them may be operating from offices outside Australia, including Israel.(See: NAATI)
Please note that our Office is unable to recommend translators or notaries.
There are no biometrics collection centres in Israel or the Palestinian Territories. If you have been requested to provide biometrics and you are currently in Israel or the Palestinian Territories, please attach a written statement to your online application explaining your circumstances or contact the GSC in Australia and discuss your circumstances with them.
Must my passport be valid for at least 6 months to apply for a visa or travel to Australia?
There is no requirement for your passport to be valid for at least 6 months. However, it must be valid for the duration/period of your intended stay in Australia. If you plan to get a new passport, do this before you apply.