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Foreign governments often require you to get a visa before they let you enter. This page provides general advice and information about visas overseas.
We work closely with a range of government and not for profit partners to prepare our advice, and to promote Smartraveller.
From 1 February 2020, the UK is no longer a member of the EU ('Brexit'). There will be a transition period until 31 December 2020, while the EU and UK negotiate new arrangements. If you are an Australian living or working in, or travelling to, the UK or the EU nothing will change in the transition period during 2020, including visa arrangements. This also applies to Australian-British dual nationals.
Information on biosecurity processes and border controls that follow your arrival in Australia.
Foreign authorities may request a document to be issued with an Apostille or an Authentication certificate before they will accept it. This is called ‘legalisation’.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides notarial services overseas. We deliver these services through our embassies and consulates.
This page explains our travel advisories for destinations, how we develop and update our travel advisories and what each advice level means in travel advisories. It also explains the difference between our travel advice and the COVID-19 related travel bans.
The Australian Government delivers passport services for Australians through the Australian Passport Office. Read more about passports in Australia and overseas.