Australian High Commission
Pretoria
Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland

Urgent Travel

Urgent Travel Requirements

If you need to travel urgently to Australia for compassionate or compelling  reasons, please contact the Australian Immigration Office responsible for processing your visa application. We can expedite visa processing for genuine instances of urgent travel requirements on compassionate and compelling grounds, and encourage applicants to lodge their application online through immiAccount.

Once your application is lodged, please email immigration.pretoria@dfat.gov.au with the suject header Urgent Visa Request, and ensure documentation of compassionate or compelling reason for expedited visa processing is attached.

Please note already booked trips, financial losses incurred or late visa applications will not be considered as compassionate or compelling grounds for urgent travel.