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Australian Declaratory Visa

Overview

What is an Australian Declaratory visa?

The Australian Declaratory visa is an entry authority that resembles a visa. In limited circumstances it can be issued to Australian citizens who hold a foreign passport, including if you are:

  • under 18 and will be travelling with a non-citizen parent
  • have an emergency or other compelling situation preventing travel on an Australian passport. You will need to provide supporting documentation.

There is a charge for processing Australian Declaratory visa applications.

The Australian Declaratory visa is valid for five years from the date of grant. If you cease to be an Australian citizen, the Australian Declaratory visa becomes invalid and you will need a visa to return to Australia. The Australian Declaratory visa is linked electronically to the passport details that you provided to the department.

Visa Fees

Visa Category Base Visa Application Charge (AUD) Base Visa Application Charge (THB) Additional Applicant Charge over 18 (AUD) Additional Applicant Charge over 18 (THB) Additional Applicant Charge under 18 (AUD) Additional Applicant Charge under 18 (THB)
Australian Declaratory Visa-Adult 240 6500 - - - -
Australian Declaratory Visa-Child 185 5000 - - - -

Payable in Thai Baht at the VFS Australian Visa Application Centre either by cash or cashier’s cheque or Bank draft issued in favour of Australian Embassy Bangkok.

For more information on visa fees please refer to the Fees & Charges menu on the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection Website.

The service charge is applicable per passport which can be paid either by cash or cashier’s cheque or Bank draft issued in favour of VFS (Thailand) Ltd.

Primary Client/Applicant Fee
Application lodgement and biometric collection – Primary applicant THB 896
Biometrics Collection Only THB 851
Secondary Client/Applicant Fee
Application lodgement and biometric collection – Secondary applicant THB 627
Citizenship by Descent THB 627
Resubmission THB 627
COURIER FEE
Return of Documents/ Notification letter THB 200

*Note that courier fee is mandatory to all visa categories except for “biometric only” cases where originals or Visa decision needs to be couriered back to applicant.

Documents Required

Photo Specifications

One passport-sized photograph (please attach to the form). NB - ID photos that have been digitally enhanced or altered to improve or change appearance or remove distinguishing features are not acceptable. As the photos are required for identity purposes, if they do not represent your true appearance, your visa application may be delayed if you need to be asked to provide new photos. The photos should also meet normal passport size and pose (front on head and shoulders, no facial coverings or sunglasses).

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Processing Time

For the current average processing time of visa application kindly click here.