Australian Embassy
Denmark
Norway, Iceland

Visas and Citizenship

 Information regarding Visas and Citizenship

 

The Australian Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark does not process visa or citizenship applications for Australia.  For clients resident in Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland or Norway, visa processing is undertaken electronically through the online ‘eVisa’ service, by processing centres in Australia, or by the Home Affairs office at the Australian Embassy in Berlin, Germany.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Australia has strict border measures in place to protect the health of the Australian community from COVID-19.  Check the Coming to Australia page for more information.

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

Visas

 

The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for all visa requests.  For information regarding travel to Australia and the type of visa required, consult the Department of Home Affairs’ website.  All visa related questions and inquiries should be directed to the Department of Home Affairs.

  • The Australian Embassy in Copenhagen does not process visas or offer citizenship services. All visa and citizenship functions are processed electronically through the Australian Department of Home Affairs online services.
  • You can find which visa is right for you by using the Department of Home Affairs' Visa Finder and Online Enquiry Forms, or by calling the Department's Visa Service helpdesk on +61 2 61 96 01 96.

Visas for Papua New Guinea (PNG)

The Australian government assists in the issuance of visas to citizens of countries where Papua New Guinea does not have representation.  As there is no Papua New Guinean representation in Denmark, Norway or Iceland, visas can be issued at the Australian Embassy in Copenhagen.  To apply for a visa for Papua New Guinea at the Australian Embassy in Copenhagen, please see: PNG Information

 

Digital Passenger Declaration

It is a requirement from the Australian Government that you complete a Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD). The DPD requests critical health information required for entry into Australia. You must be able to provide evidence that the critical information was completed before boarding the aircraft.

You must show airline staff at check-in that you have completed the DPD and provide relevant supporting documentation as evidence. Passengers who do not complete a DPD prior to check-in, may be referred to Australian Border Force Officers on arrival and face unnecessary delays.

The DPD can be completed by downloading the mobile app from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play store (Android), or via a web form.

More information on the DPD can be found on the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.

 

Online-only lodgement for Visitor visa (subclass 600)

The Department of Home Affairs is introducing 100 per cent online lodgement for Visitor visas (subclass 600).  The changes are being introduced in two phases from September 2021.  Following these changes, paper applications will not be accepted:

  • From 30 September 2021 (phase 1), all applicants applying for a Visitor visa (subclass 600) from outside Australia in any stream must lodge their application online via ImmiAccount. Applicants applying for a Visitor visa (subclass 600) in Australia in the Tourist stream may lodge their application online via ImmiAccount or by posting their application to the Sydney office. The courier option will no longer be available.
  • From early 2022 (phase 2), all applicants applying for a Visitor visa (subclass 600) in Australia in the Tourist stream must lodge their application online via ImmiAccount.

 

How can I apply for a Visitor visa online?

ImmiAccount is an online service that provides a convenient way to apply for a visa.  You can create an ImmiAccount, select the visa type you want to apply for, attach documents, submit family applications together and pay the application fee online at https://online.immi.gov.au

You can also get help from a family member, friend or migration agent to submit your application if required.

Australian Visa Application Centres outside Australia may also offer assisted online lodgement services, depending on local country arrangements.

 

Where can I get additional information?

Information about these changes will be updated on the Department’s website for each Visitor visa (subclass 600) stream page. A list of all streams is at:

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/visitor-600

Information and guidance about applying online and using ImmiAccount is available on the Department’s website at:

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/applying-online-or-on-paper/online

 

Citizenship

  • The Australian Embassy in Copenhagen cannot provide citizenship certificates nor receive applications for Australian citizenship as The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for citizenship matters.  
  • For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.
  • Check information regarding Dual Citizenship here.

 

Applying for Australian Citizenship by Descent

You may be eligible for Australian citizenship by descent if you were born outside Australia and one (or both) of your parents at the time of your birth was also an Australian citizen at that time.  Check your eligibility before you apply.

Apply online through ImmiAccount.  More information about how to apply is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Information about processing times is also available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

 

Applying for Evidence of Australian citizenship

An Australian citizenship certificate is an official document which shows that a person is an Australian citizen.  If you meet requirements, you can obtain a certificate, or replace one that has been lost, destroyed or damaged.  Check your eligibility before you apply.

Apply online through ImmiAccount.  More information about how to apply is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Information about processing times is also available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Digital Assistant online chat for Visa and citizenship enquiries

The Australian Government is enhancing the way visa and citizenship services are delivered using the latest digital technologies.  For more information visit the Department of Home Affairs website

The Digital Assistant trial will be available on the Australian Government’s Immigration and Citizenship website pages (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au) for approximately three months.  You can open the Australian Visa and Citizenship Digital Assistant by clicking on the ‘Digital Assistant’ orange tab located at the bottom right hand side of the screen on  Immigration and Citizenship webpages.

Feedback can be provided by clicking on the blue feedback tab at the bottom of the screen.

For more information on our trial Digital Assistant go to www.homeaffairs.gov.au.

 

Contact Us

To ensure the most efficient service, the Department of Home Affairs encourages you to use the information already available on the website where most queries are addressed.  The Home Affairs website also contains a range of online tools to help you find the information you need for your specific circumstances.  In some cases, you may be able to proceed directly to online application lodgement.

If after accessing the Home Affairs website you have further questions or require additional information, please click here for details on how to contact us.


Updated 24 January 2022