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4 June 2024

The Pacific Engagement Visa ballot opened on 3 June 2024.   

Up to 3,000 visas, inclusive of partners and dependent children, will be made available annually to Pacific and Timor-Leste nationals through a ballot process.

The Pacific Engagement Visa will grow the Pacific and Timor-Leste diaspora in Australia with ongoing connections to their home countries, strengthen people-to-people links, and encourage greater cultural, business and educational exchange.

27 March 2024

The first ballot for the Pacific Engagement visa (PEV) is expected to commence in mid-2024, once all remaining administrative

arrangements for the visa are in place and Pacific governments and Timor-Leste have had time to consider the final arrangements.

What is the Pacific Engagement Visa?
The Pacific Engagement Visa will be a new permanent resident visa for participating countries across the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

To be eligible for the Pacific Engagement Visa, primary applicants will need to:

  • Hold a valid passport for a participating country

  • Have been born in, or have a parent who was born in, an eligible country

  • Be aged between 18 to 45 to enter the ballot

  • Pay $25 registration fee.

  • be selected through the ballot process

  • Must have a formal ongoing job offer in Australia (or their partner/spouse must have a job offer)

  • Meet English language, character, and health checks

Applicants can include a partner and legally dependent children in their application.

Participating Countries

Countries currently participating in the Pacific Engagement Visa

  • Federated States of Micronesia 

  • Fiji

  • Nauru

  • Palau

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Solomon Islands

  • Timor-Leste

  • Tonga

  • Tuvalu

  • Vanuatu.

Visa Allocations

Visa allocations for participating countries 2024:

PEV Allocation

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