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Visas and Migration
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi processes most visa applications and some citizenship applications for residents of India, Nepal and Bhutan. The information in this website is meant as supplementary, country specific information to that contained in the main DIBP website, www.immi.gov.au.
IMPORTANT – information provided in the recorded message on New Delhi’s immigration helpline is no longer current. Due to technical issues we are unable to update this information at this time. Please refer to this website for the most current information.
Notice to all Visa Applicants – Acceptable Passport Copies
The Australian High Commission accepts two formats of passport copies:
- Notarised copies of ALL pages, blank or otherwise; or
- Copies witnessed by VFS.
Clients are strongly recommended to carry their original passports with them when they lodge at VFS for VFS to copy and witness. Unacceptable copies – missing pages or un-witnessed/un-notarised pages – can lead to adverse visa decisions. There is no obligation to request acceptable copies after lodgement and your application will be delayed.
You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.
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- Current processing times for Visitor visa applications at the Australian High Commission, New Delhi
- Updated Partner Migration processing times
Fees & Application Forms
The current fee and application form for Visitor visas is available on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. Fees and Charges
Visa and Citizenship Options
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