Australian Office

Visas and migration


Our office in Seoul, Republic of Korea (South Korea) manages visa services for clients located in Taiwan. The Australian Office Taipei cannot assist with visa information or advice.


Visa information and options

Australia requires all foreign travellers to hold a visa to enter the country. The type of visa you apply for depends on your length of stay, your passport and the purpose of your travel.

For information on your visa options, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website at

You can apply online for most Australian visas through ImmiAccount. This is the preferred and most efficient way to apply.

Taiwan ordinary passport holders travelling to Australia for up to 3 months for tourism, visiting friends or family, or on business visits can apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) through the Australian ETA App. This is the only way to obtain an ETA.

If you do not have an ETA eligible passport, or if you wish to travel to Australia for work, study, or a longer period, please visit the website of the Department of Home Affairs to see what types of visas are available for travel to Australia. We cannot advise you which visa to apply for. 

If you require assistance with your visa application, you may wish to contact a travel agent or a registered migration agent




Telephone: Global Service Centre +61 2 6196 0196, open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (local time).

Application specific enquiries: Australian Immigration Enquiry Form (select South Korea (Seoul))


Entering Australia

If you have a Taiwan e-Passport and are aged over 16, you can use Australia’s ‘Smartgate’ (similar to Taiwan’s ‘e-Gate’) entry system at major airports.  On arrival into Australia you may access and pass through the Smartgate system. This makes for shorter queues and smoother border entry for Taiwan passport-holders.

For a guide of what you can and can’t bring into Australia visit: Can you bring it in? (


Taiwan’s consular authorities encourage you to register your details with them when you travel so that you can be contacted in case of an emergency. The registration website is here (