Australian Embassy

Fees and forms


Payments for visa and citizenship by descent application charges can be paid by postal money order (yubin kawase) or credit card.

Postal money orders can be obtained from any local post office in Japan in Japanese Yen (JPY):

  • When obtaining postal money orders, please purchase one money order for the full amount you wish to pay (futsu kawase), rather than several money orders for a set amount (teigaku kogawase).
  • Please do not write anything on the money order before enclosing it with your application.

Credit card payments are processed in Australian dollars (AUD) only.
Acceptable credit cards are VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, Diners, and JCB and Credit Card Surcharge will apply.

Note: If paying by credit card in Australian dollars:

  • you MUST declare the amount you intend to pay in the application form in Australian dollars, and
  • you may incur banking and currency conversion fees and you accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.

The Visa Pricing Estimator will give you an estimate of the charges you may need to pay to lodge a visa application.
See: Visa Pricing Estimator 

Citizenship by Descent Application Charge
(From 1 July 2017)

Type Charge  
Citizenship by Descent JPY21,000 AUD230
Citizenship by Descent – Second and subsequent siblings applying at the same time JPY9,000 AUD95


Application forms, booklets and information forms can be downloaded as a PDF file from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's website. You require an Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view and print the forms and booklets.
See: Application Forms
See: Information Forms and Booklets

Last updated: 30/06/2017