Ukraine visa support
The Department is progressing visa applications from Ukrainian nationals as a priority, particularly for those with a connection to Australia.
Since 23 February 2022 the Department has granted over 8,000 visas to Ukrainian nationals in Ukraine and hundreds more to Ukrainian nationals elsewhere. As at 30 May, Over 3,200 of these visa holders have since arrived in Australia and more arrive every day.
The Government has made available, until 11:59pm on 14 July 2022, a temporary humanitarian visa to Ukrainians forced to flee from Russia’s military invasion, and who have arrived in Australia. This visa will be valid for three years and allow people to work, study and access Medicare. Support will also be provided by Australia’s experienced Humanitarian Settlement Program service providers.