12 October 2017
Update for IDLV applicants from jurisdiction of Consulate General of India, in Melbourne (VIC & TAS)
A new process has been put in place for Indian driver licence holders seeking driver licence from VicRoads on the basis of their Indian licences.
Ordinarily, VicRoads would not ask for the Indian Driver Licence Verification (IDLV) certificate issued by the Indian Consulate at Melbourne (CGI Melbourne), for issue of licenses to the applicants holding Indian Drivers Licence.
VicRoads would however seek the verification certificate in cases of doubt regarding the authenticity of the (Indian) licence. Such cases would be referred to CGI Melbourne for detailed verification for issue of IDLV certificate.
Hence a routine request for IDLV certificates may not be made/filed with CGI/VFS Melbourne.
The process for seeking IDLV for CGI Melbourne, after VicRoads has sought such a certificate from the applicant, remains the same.
01 September 2017
Update on ICWF Charges
From 1 September 2017, ICWF charges for Consular Miscellaneous applications have been revised to AUD 3.00 per applicant
29 September 2016
Update on Fee Schedule
Application Fees for Visa, Passport, OCI & Miscellaneous Consular services are subject to revision every month depending upon the prevailing Rate of Exchange.
10 March 2016
Notice Regarding Fraudulent calls from unauthorized persons.
Notice Regarding Fraudulent calls from unauthorized persons about Australian visa status, Click here.
19 October 2015
Important Announcement for OCI Card holders
Important Announcement for OCI Card holders regarding 'U' Visa stickers. Click here.
19 October 2015
Department of prohibition and excise, Government of Gujarat has launched e-permit to consume liquor in Gujarat.
Department of prohibition and excise, Government of Gujarat has launched e-permit to consume liquor in Gujarat. This service is available for tourists, visitors etc. Click here
14 September 2015
Revised Fees schedule will be applicable from 16 September 2015.
Effective 16 September 2015, Revised fee schedule will be applicable for Passport, Consular Miscellaneous & OCI services application. Visa application fees will remain unchanged.
09 June 2015
The permanent relocation of The Consulate General of India in Sydney from 15 June 2015.
Effective 15 June 2015, The Consulate General of India in Sydney will permanently relocate to Level 1-4, 265 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW – 2000. Click here.
19 January 2015
PIO Card scheme is no longer in existence - “All intended applicants may be advised to apply for OCI if they qualify on present criteria.
More information will be published as per updates received for High Commission of India, in Australia.”
16 December 2014
Message regarding Implementation of Biometric Data Collection in Australia for all types of Indian Visa, Starting from
15 January 2015. Click here.
16 December 2014
Message regarding Implementation of Appointment process for all the types of applicants, Starting from 1 January 2015.
28 November 2014
Tourist Visa on Arrival enabled by - Electronic Travel Authorization (TV-ETA) scheme has been launched by the Government of India on 27 November 2014. Further details on this scheme can be checked by clicking on the following link: Click here
8 October 2014
Effective 1 October 2014, A PIO Card issued to an applicant shall be valid for his life time from the date of its issue provided that such applicant has a valid passport. Click here
3 October 2014
From 7 October 2014, Applicant applying for surrender/cancellation of Indian passport will be issued with the surrender certificate at an additional service charge of AUD 4.60 (In addition to normal application Fees & service charges)
18 August 2014
Our Contact Centre (02 8223 9909) will be closed on 19 August 2014 due to public holiday in Hyderabad, India. Contact centre will operate as normal from 20 August 2014.
17 April 2014
Message regarding Phasing out of non- Machine Readable Passport
Phasing out of non-Machine Readable Passports , click here
28 February 2014
Message from High Commission of India, Canberra
Visa fees fraud information, click here.