Australian Embassy
Cabo Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, Guinea Bissau

Visas and migration

The Australian Embassy in Portugal does not process visa or citizenship applications. Staff at the Embassy in Portugal are unable to assist with visa enquiries.

For information on applying for Australian visas, please visit the Home Affairs website

Please note that Australian citizens are expected to travel to Australia using an Australian passport.

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 where an application is unsuccessful.

Latest News and Changes 

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and Australian visas

Please visit the Department of Home Affairs Entering and leaving Australia webpage for up-to-date information.


Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)

From 6 April 2022, all ETA-eligible passport holders can now apply for an ETA using the Australian ETA app. For more information, see our Step-by-step guide.

If you are unable to use the app, you can apply online through ImmiAccount for another visa that suits your needs.

European passport holders may be eligible for an eVisitor (subclass 651).

At this time, ETA lodgement is only available through the Australian ETA app. To apply you must lodge the application via the ETA app which you can download for free from the Apple Store (Apple) or Google Play store (Android).

•               The app provides an easy to use method to apply for an ETA using the technology available on mobile devices. This includes using the camera to scan a passport to pre-populate biographic data into the application.

You can apply for an ETA through the app if:

•               you meet all ETA eligibility requirements; and

•               you hold a passport from an eligible country.

Whether you are visiting Australia for a short period of time or planning to migrate, you must have a valid Australian visa.