Australian High Commission

Visas and migration


The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in the Australian High Commission Fiji has the responsibility for visa processing in Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Guam, Republic of Nauru, New Caledonia (Francais), Northern Marianas, Palau, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna Islands and Vanuatu.


The Australian and Fijian Governments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding marking Fiji's inclusion in Australia's Seasonal Worker Programme.  Employers seeking to access seasonal workers from Fiji, or other participating countries should visit the Seasonal Worker Programme website: Fiji citizens seeking to participate should contact the Fijian Ministry for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations: would strongly discourage clients engaging with agents who claim to be able to assist with lodgement or processing of these visas. If approached by an agent in relation to these visas, please advise the Australian High Commission by email: Please continue to check this website for any updates. 



Planning to travel to Australia in December / January?  Don’t be disappointed

The Visa Office receives a large number of visitor visa applications during peak travel periods.  To allow sufficient time for processing and to avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend you submit your application before 6 November 2015.

The standard processing time for temporary visa applications is 30 days (1 month).  We aim to process most applications within this timeframe, however some do take longer for example if further documents or checks are required.

To ensure all applicants are treated fairly and equitably, applications are processed in order of date of lodgement. The only exceptions are for unexpected circumstances such as urgent medical treatment; or for critical need to travel, for example to attend a family funeral.

Do not pay for tickets, leave your job or enter into commitments based on your travel plans unless you hold a valid visa.  The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by applicants whose visa application was finalised later than expected, or where an application is unsuccessful.



The Australian High Commission, Suva, has been advised of visa scams relating to fake work visa permits. Some migration, recruitment and travel agents are producing fraudulent letters or permits intended to look like they have been produced by the Australian High Commission. We strongly recommend that potential applicants for visas obtain information and assistance regarding visa applications from our Australian Visa Application Centre service provider TT Services.

Any suspected fraud should be reported to the Fiji Police Force (any Police Station or to Totogo Police Station in Suva Phone: 3311 222), the Fiji Commerce Commission (Mr Bobby Maharaj Phone: 3372 178 or Mobile: 9000 771).



Australia would like to extend privileges to Nauruan travellers to recognise the close relationship between the two countries.

For previous Australian visa holders who complied with their visa conditions, we will also simplify the documentary requirements for both the electronic and paper-based Visitor visa application. This will mean they will only need to lodge the application form, a copy of the biographical page of their passport, and pay the visa application charge.

Importantly, the Visitor visa enables multiple entry and multiple year visa grants to those applicants considered low risk and propose regular travel to Australia.

For applications lodged at the TT Services’ service fee is still applicable.

If you have lodged an online visa application through the DIBP website, please note that TT Services cannot provide any information regarding the status of your application, nor do they have access to DIBP systems.

General Enquiries

For general enquiries or pre-lodgement advice on visa applications and Australian citizenship, please refer to the DIBP website.

The website enables you to research visa & citizenship options, download application forms and provides details of visa & citizenship requirements.

Visa Finder

The DIBP Visa Finder will recommend visa options based on information you provide.  

Popular Visa & Citizenship links

Transiting Australia » Visiting Australia » Working in Australia » Family Migration »
Australian Citizenship » Visa Application Charges » Visa and Citizenship Forms »
Electronic visa records, your visa status & updating new passports

For information on topics not featured on this site, please visit the DIBP website.

Applying for a Visa to Australia

Paper applications

For details on how to lodge an application please see: TT Services - Australian Visa Application Centres - Pacific Region

How can I pay the application fee?

For applications made through TT Services, payment can be made by cash or bank cheque. Payment by personal cheque or credit card is not accepted. If you provide cash with your mailed application, visa processing will not commence and your application will be returned by mail.

TT Services Samoa cannot accept cash as a mode of payment. All payments are required to be in the form of Bank Cheques.

Checklists, forms & requirements

Application Checklists » Visa and Citizenship Forms » Processing times »
Health requirements » Character requirements »
Label-free Travel / VEVO / New passports
Online applications and services

Many nationalities are able to lodge Visitor, Temporary and Permanent visa applications, as well as Citizenship applications online. We encourage you to lodge online as it is cheaper and facilitates streamlined processing.
DIBP Online Services

If you have lodged an online visa application through the DIBP website, please note that TT Services cannot provide any information regarding the status of your application, nor do they have access to DIBP systems.

Contacting Us

In the Pacific » In Australia » Around the World
Updated November 2015
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