Australian Embassy
Serbia, Montenegro, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Visas and migration


Welcome to the website of the Migration Branch of the Australian Embassy in Belgrade. We are an overseas office of the Department of Home Affairs. We service clients who are usually resident in Serbia, Montenegro, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania.

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 was unsuccessful.

What's new?

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 of Home Affairs' website.

Immigration and Citizenship

All citizenship by descent applications for nationals and residents of: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia will be processed at the Australian High Commission in London.

Further info:

See: Citizenship by Descent - London

The Australian Government has commenced collecting biometrics from clients applying for Australian visas in Albania.

Biometrics will be collected from visa applicants, irrespective of their nationality, who are in Albania at the time of making a visa application to enter Australia unless they are excluded or exempted.

Biometrics will be collected at an Australian Biometric Collection Centre (ABCC) in Tirana.  The ABCC, operated by Teleperformance, will charge a fee for this service.

The Australian Biometric Collection Centre receives visitors by appointment only.  In order to submit your biometrics at the Australian Biometric Collection Centre you must:

Visa applicants who mail their applications to the Australian Embassy in Belgrade, or who lodge their visa applications online, will be sent a letter informing them that they need to attend the ABCC in Tirana to provide their biometrics. Applicants should take a copy of this email and their passport to the ABCC.

For more information please click here:

Teleperformance website

Department of Home Affairs website