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    13 Jul 2021

    The Australian Visa Application Centres in Turkey will remain closed for the week of 19th to 23rd Jul 21 for Sacrifice Holiday (Kurban Bayramı). Customers are requested to please view our website and plan your visit to our Centres in keeping with this update.

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    06 Jul 2021

    The Australian Visa Application Centres in Turkey will offer additional operational days from 08 Jul 21.

    New operational days and timing for the AVACs, except public holidays, are:

    a. Operational days for all AVACs: Monday to Friday

    b. Operational timings: 09:00 am to 04:00 pm

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    21 May 2021

    The Australian Visa Applications Centres in Turkey will resume limited operations from 26 May 2021 for Biometrics collection, strictly by appointment. Paper applications will not be accepted by mail or at the office. You can apply online for most visa and citizenship applications at: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/tools

    Current operational days and timing for the AVACs, except public holidays, are:

    a. Operational days for Ankara and Istanbul: Monday-Wednesday-Friday

    b. Operational day for Gaziantep: Wednesdays

    c. Operational timings for all AVACs: 09:00 am to 04:00 pm

    Customers are required to make a prior appointment before visiting the centre as no walk-in appointments or in-person information services will be available. Customers needing assistance with completing their Visa form online can avail the service at the Visa Application Centres, for an additional fee. Please make this selection at the time of making your appointment.

    Travel restrictions are in place and subject to change. You cannot come to Australia unless you are in an exempt category or you have been granted an individual exemption to the current travel restrictions. Please check the Department of Home Affairs’ website for more information https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions

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    28 April 2021

    In keeping with the local government announcement of 26 April 2021, the Australian Visa Application Centres in Turkey will remain closed from 29 April 2021. All appointments to the Visa Centres will stand cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

    For the latest information from the Australian government, please visit the Department of Home Affairs’ website: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au

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    27 October 2020

    The Australian Visa Applications Centres in Turkey will resume limited operations from 02 November 2020 for Biometrics collection, strictly by appointment. Paper applications will not be accepted by mail or at the office. You can apply online for most visa and citizenship applications at:  https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/tools

    Current operational day and timing for the AVACs, except public holidays, is:

    1. Operational day: Wednesday
    2. Operational timings: 09:00 am to 04:00 pm

    Customers are required to make a prior appointment before visiting the centre as no walk-in appointments or in-person information services will be available. Customers needing assistance with completing their Visa form online can avail the service at the Visa Application Centres, for an additional fee. Please make this selection at the time of making your appointment.

    Travel restrictions are in place and subject to change. You cannot come to Australia unless you are in an exempt category or you have been granted an individual exemption to the current travel restrictions. Please check the Department of Home Affairs’ website for more information https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions

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    15 July 2020

    In light of the current COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak, all Australian Visa Application Centres, Australian Biometric Collection Centres, across the VFS Global network, are temporarily closed until further notice, see https://www.vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/covid-19-customer-advisories.html for updates. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and kind co-operation. For latest information from the Australian Government on Covid-19, please visit: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/