Emergency Visa Information
This page provides the information on processing of a visa application under emergency and out of queue basis the criteria setup by High Commission of India, Canberra. You are required to select the type of Visa type that you need to apply for and then follow the guidelines on this page to avail the service of emergency / out of queue processing of your visa application.
Visa applications on emergency basis are accepted only in cases of Medical Emergencies/Unfortunate event in the family. Please note that for Emergency / Urgent Visa Applications, applicants / representative must visit a Visa Application centre with supporting documents and itinerary and lodge the application before 2:00pm, where the case will be presented to the High Commission/Consulate for urgent processing / issuance of Visa.
The above service is not available for the applicants who are Non-Australians without permanent residency and Nationals / Ex-nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Macau, Taiwan, Hong Kong, DPRK, Iran, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
If approved, applicants / representative will be informed and an Emergency fee will be applicable. Urgent issued Visas can be given for a short validity with limited number of entries and the processing time is as under:
- Applications lodged in Sydney: Visa issued next working day after 10:30am.
- Applications lodged in Canberra: Visa issued same day. Check with the centre for collection timing.
- Applications lodged in Perth: Visa issued the same day. Check with centre for collection timing.
- Applications lodged in Brisbane & Adelaide: Visa issued on 3rd day from date of submission at an Application centre. Check with the centre for collection timing at the time of lodgement of your application:
- Applications lodged in Melbourne: Visa issued same day after 4:30pm
Emergency Processing Fees:
Consular Emergency fee of $141 + VFS Emergency Processing Fee of $88 (inclusive of GST) is applicable over and above standard fees based on Visa application type and Nationality. See Fees for more details.
The Visa Application form must be printed and signed where applicable. Applicants must provide all the necessary documents mentioned in the checklist and the application must be complete to enable processing.
After Hours Emergency Service:
This Service is available only in case of a serious medical emergency or an unfortunate event in the family that requires immediate emergency travel. This service is not available for business emergencies. Click here
Note: This page is only for information on the emergency cases. Please select the appropriate category of visa from the Home Page and apply online from the category you wish to apply. Please note that acceptance and processing of applications under these categories is at the complete discretion of High Commission of India, Canberra and its consulates