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

Applications for Visa and Citizenship can be lodged online through ImmiAccount. You will be able to make the payment online as you lodge the application. This will ensure that your application and payment is received by us in a timely manner.

Applications that cannot be lodged online, can now be pre-paid through the 'Manage Payments' section to ImmiAccount. Record your receipt number and attach a copy of your receipt when lodging the application.

Available payment methods

This is a summary of the payment methods available:

I will be paying for

Available payment methods

An application submitted online

In ImmiAccount by card, PayPal or BPAY as you submit the application

A paper application submitted in and outside Australia   

Pre-pay in the Manage Payments section in ImmiAccount

Other service fees and charges

Pre-pay in the Manage Payments section in ImmiAccount


If you cannot apply online and your paper application form is being sent to the Belgrade office, the Department of Home Affairs in Belgrade accepts the following payment methods:

  • Credit Card in Australian Dollars: Mastercard Credit Card, Visa Credit Card, American Express Credit Card, Diners Credit Card, JCB Credit Card. Clients that complete the payment section of the application form are charged in Australian Dollars (AUD) only. Please note that if paying by credit card in Australian Dollars you may incur banking and currency conversion fees and you accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.

Note: Belgrade does not accept cash, personal cheques or company cheques.  You must include the exact amount that you wish to pay. Failure to do so, may result in your application being invalid.

The processing charge cannot be refunded, irrespective of the outcome of the application.
Your application will be returned if:
• you do not include payment details,
• we are unable to deduct the fee from your credit card
• you authorise us to deduct a fee which is insufficient.

Current application charges 

The application charges may change bi-annually on 1 January and 1 July.

Visa and Citizenship Applications

For comprehensive information about visa application charges for all types of visas and citizenship applications, please visit the Australian Department of Home Affairs website.

To see visa application charges, please click here.

To see citizenship fees, please click here.

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