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

Visas and Migration

Visas and Migration  

Welcome to the Australian Immigration Office at the Australian High Commission, Pretoria. We are an overseas office of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Our office  provides visa, immigration and citizenship services to residents of South Africa and other countries in Southern and Western Africa. To see who is responsible for processing visa, immigration and citizenship services from your country of usual residence see: Country coverage - Africa 

Visa Application Process

The Immigration Office at the Australian High Commission in Pretoria is receiving high volumes of visa application. Processing of your visa application may experience some delays. To ensure that you are able to travel by your intended travel date, we advise applicants to lodge their visa application as early as possible.

We also advise applicant to lodge complete visa applications, including required documentation supporting your application. We use the information you provide to make a determination on whether we believe you are a genuine visa applicant. It is in your interest to provide as much information as possible with your application, as you visa application may be REFUSED if you do not substantiate you circumstances. Document Checklists are available for each visa type when using the Australian Government’s Visa Finder tool.

You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department 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.

Important News

The Australian Government has announced it will enhance the way visa and citizenship services are delivered using the latest digital technologies. For more information visit the Department Immigration and Border Protection’s website.

Contact

For information on topics not featured on this site, please visit the Department’s main website at: www.border.gov.au