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HOW TO APPLY

This site is applicable to all applicants who are eligible to apply for an Australian visa in India. It will introduce you to the procedures involved in the visa application process.

For Prospective Applicants

If you wish to apply for an Australian visa, kindly read the information on this site carefully. This will facilitate accurate submission of your applications.

Please ensure that you read the Security Regulations carefully and follow instructions mentioned before you visit your nearest Australia Visa Application Centre in India.

Alternatively, applicants can also apply for an Australia Visa by sending their visa applications directly via Post to any of the VFS Australia Visa Application Centres in India except Delhi, Pune and Mumbai (South).

Also see:

Public Holidays / Closures in India

You can contact us at the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) Helpdesk at: +91 22 67866006 (Monday – Friday between 09:00 to 16:00)

For further details, please refer to Contact Us section.

Visa Application Process

Step 1

Select a visa subclass which is appropriate for the purpose of your travel to Australia and download the relevant visa application form.

Step 2

Your visa application may require supporting documentation. For a list of supporting documentation required for your visa, see checklists provided under Visa Types. Gather all required supporting documentation for your application.

To avoid delays all supporting documentation should be submitted at the time of application.

Step 3

Organize payment of the visa fees:

Mode of Payment of Visa Fees:

  • Visa fee is payable by Credit/Debit Card or Cash or Demand Draft favouring “Australian High Commission, New Delhi”.
  • VFS will accept all Visa, Master and Maestro cards.
  • Applicants sending in their applications by post can pay the visa fee in the form of Demand draft favouring “Australian High Commission” payable at New Delhi.

Mode of Payment of VFS Global Service Fees:

  • VFS Service fee is payable by Credit/Debit Card or Cash or Demand Draft favouring “VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd” payable at the city where the application is submitted.
  • VFS will accept all Visa, Master and Maestro cards.
  • For Postal Applications, the VFS Global Service Charge Demand Draft should be in favour of “VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd” payable at the city where the application is couriered

Click here for more information on various other Additional Services offered by VFS Global.

Step 4

Prior online appointment for application submission is a mandatory requirement. Schedule an Appointment to visit the AVAC and lodge your application.

Important note for visa applicants:

To make a valid application, applicants must lodge a complete and signed application form for the appropriate visa class and pay the appropriate visa application charge. Application forms for persons aged less than 18 years must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

All supporting documents and information should be submitted together with the application. Any documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.

To avoid possible delays, you should include all relevant information and additional documentation in support of your application at the time of lodgement (For documents required, see the checklist available under the relevant visa category).

If you do not provide all the specified documentation at the time you lodge your application a decision may be made on the basis of the available information. Australian migration legislation permits a decision to be taken at any time after the application has been lodged.

Now that you are ready with all your documents, form and other requirements, you can now locate and visit your nearest visa application centre to apply for your visa to Australia.

Apply early and travel on time!

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