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Applying for a passport for a child born through surrogacy – New Policy
New requirements for passport applications involving children born as a result of surrogacy arrangements will take effect from 24 April 2013. Click here for more information.
Important changes to Australia's visitor and business visa programs
From 23 March 2013 the Australian government intends to introduce significant changes to Visitor, Business Visitor (short-stay) and Medical Treatment visas.
Australian Federal & State Elections 2013
Click here for information on the Australian Federal Election on September 14, 2013, the Western Australia State Election on March 9, 2013, and the Queensland de-amalgamation polls for the previous Local Government areas of Douglas, Livingstone, Noosa and Mareeba on March 9, 2013.
Australia in the Asian Century White Paper
Prime Minister Julia Gillard released the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, a roadmap showing how Australia can be a winner in the Asian century, in October 2012. The White Paper lays out an ambitious plan to ensure Australia will emerge stronger over the decades ahead, by taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the Asian century. Read more.
Top Australian and Indian scientists awarded fellowships
A new Australia-India Fellowship Fund will support more than eighty leading scientists from Australia and India to spend time at a research institution in the other country.
“Science is an increasingly globalised endeavour. Many of the challenges we will face over the coming decades – providing our growing populations with food, water and energy in a sustainable manner and addressing the burden of chronic disease – are too big for any one country to solve by itself” said Mr Peter Varghese, Australian High Commissioner to India. Read more
Indian students affected by college closures will be protected
Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Mr Peter Varghese, today said that Indian students affected by the foreshadowed closure of three colleges in Australia will be covered by a legislated safety net. Click here
White Paper points to India as key partner for Australia in the Asian Century
Prime Minister Julia Gillard released on 28 October the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, a roadmap showing how Australia can be a winner in the Asian century.
The White Paper lays out an ambitious plan to ensure Australia will emerge stronger over the decades ahead, by taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the Asian century.
Are you an Australian visiting or living in India?
If so, are you registered with the Consular Branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade? It is in the interests of all Australian citizens in India to register.
In the current circumstances, Australians in India should maintain a high level of personal security awareness including by monitoring developments that might affect their safety. Read the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's current India travel advice
DFAT's travel advice website Smartraveller.gov.au
Important information for travellers
Visit this page for information on what items must be declared for inspection, what happens if you fail to declare or dispose off any quarantine items or make a false declaration, what happens to seized items and what can't be mailed to Australia. Please click here for information
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इस वेबसाईट पर हिन्दी जानकारी आपकी सुविधा के लिए दी गई है । आपसे अनुरोध है कि यदि आप उच्चायोग में किसी फंड की अर्ज़ी देते हैं , वीज़ा आवेदन करते हैं , नौकरी की अर्ज़ी देते हैं अथवा इस वेबसाईट पर दी गई जानकारी के आधार पर किसी भी प्रकार का लिखित संपर्क स्थापित करते हैं , तो केवल अंग्रेज़ी भाषा का ही प्रयोग करें।