Australian Embassy

Visa Information

The Australian Embassy in Rabat does not provide visa or immigration services.

The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) at the Australian Embassy in Cairo is responsible for managing visa and immigration matters, including applications for Australian citizenship by descent, for residents of Morocco. Please consult their website or the Department of Home Affairs for further information.

General Visa Enquiries

DOHA does not provide pre-lodgement immigration advice specific to an individual’s circumstances.  Clients need to do their own research on types of visas through the visa finder tool or get migration assistance.

If you choose to use a migration agent, you should use a registered migration agent. In Australia, agents must be registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA). For information, please see 'Using a migration agent'.

On 1 September 2015, Australia ceased issuing visa labels.  Australian visas are issued and recorded electronically.  You can use Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) to check your visa status and entitlements.

Making an application for an Australian visa

The best option is to apply is online.  Most applications can be lodged online: Visitor visas, Australian Citizenship by Descent, Partner visas and Resident Return visas applications can be submitted online or to the Australian Embassy in Cairo.

All Students, Temporary Work, Transit, Partner and Prospective spouse visas must apply for their visa online.

See ImmiAccount for more details and to start the application process.

Checking the status of a visa application 

Clients can check the progress of an application through their ImmiAccount.

Queries about active applications can be made by email (in English or Arabic only) to the DOHA Office in Cairo via  Clients must provide the file reference number, Transaction Reference Number (TRN) and passport number.  A response will be provided within five working days.  Please note that the office does not provide pre-lodgement immigration advice.

Average Processing Times

The DOHA global service standards apply across all visa offices throughout DOHA's service delivery network.  For more information about DOHA's global service standards, please see:Visa Processing Times Service Standards or Citizenship Processing Times Service Standards.

The service standards are indicative only.  Individual cases may be decided in longer or shorter periods than the service standard, depending on a range of factors, individual circumstances and the complexity of each case.