Australian Embassy in NewDelhi, India
1/50 – G, Shantipath
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 21
P.O. Box 5210
New Delhi 110021
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (1pm- 2pm lunch) Monday-Friday
(Consular and Passport Section Opening Hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Telephone: +91 11 4139 9900
After hours for Consular Emergency please call
24-hour Consular Emergency Centre +61 2 6261 3305 or 1300 555 135 or SMS +61 421 269 080
Phone: +91-11-4122 1000
+91 11 2688 7536 (Visa office)
+91 11 4149 4491 (Austrade)
+91 11 4149 4379 (Political & Economic)
+91 11 2688 2732 (Public Affairs)
+91 11 2688 7492 (AUSAID)
+91 11 2688 7492 (ACIAR)
+91 11 4149 4490 (Admin)
+91 11 2687 2228 (Consular)
+91 11 2687 3172 (Education)
+91 11 4149 4365 (Australian Federal Police)
For consular enquiries, please mail at: AHC.NewDelhi@dfat.gov.au
The High Commission in Delhi will be closed on:
|01 January (Thursday)||New Year Day|
|26 January (Monday)||Australia Day/ Republic Day|
|6 March (Friday)||Holi|
|3 April (Friday)||Good Friday|
|6 April (Monday)||Easter Monday|
|8 June (Monday)||Queen’s Birthday|
|28 August (Friday)||Onam|
|25 September (Friday)||Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid)|
|2 October (Friday)||Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday|
|22 October (Thursday)||Dussehra|
|11 November (Wednesday)||Diwali|
|12 November (Thursday)||Govardhan Puja|
|24 December (Thursday)||Additional DFAT Holiday|
|25 December (Friday)||Christmas Day|
Types of Visas:
Visitor visa (Sponsored Family stream) (Subclass 600)
This visa lets you visit Australia:
1.to visit or for business visitor purposes
2.for up to three, six or 12 months.
The base application charge for this visa ranges from AUD130 to AUD335.
If you hold a certain passport, you might be able to apply for a free or cheaper visa.
Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) (must hold ETA passport)
The Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) visa has an AUD20 service charge.
You must be a passport holder of a certain country.
eVisitor (subclass 651) (must hold eligible passport)
The eVisitor (subclass 651) visa is free. You must be a passport holder of a certain country.
Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) Visa
The Temporary work (short stay activity) visa (subclass 400) lets you come to Australia on a temporary basis to:
1.do short-term work
2.conduct an activity as an invited participant in an event.
You can usually stay in Australia for up to six weeks.
You must be outside Australia when you apply for this visa and when the visa is decided.
The Australian Government operates an overseas student program (OSP)
that allows people who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents to study in Australia.
If you want to study under this program, you must obtain a student visa before you can
commence a course of study in Australia.
You can be granted a student visa only if you wish to undertake a registered course or
part of a registered course on a full-time basis.
Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)
The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) allows skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved business for up to four years.
You must be sponsored by an approved business. A business can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work.
You can be in or outside Australia when you lodge your application.
Resident Return visa (subclasses 155 and 157)
This visa is for:
1.current or former Australian permanent residents
2.former Australian citizens.
It allows you to travel overseas and return to Australia as a permanent resident. You need this visa if the travel period on your current permanent visa has expired or is about to expire.
This visa is for:
1.people who wish to transit through Australia and who do not qualify for transit without a visa, or
2.people travelling to Australia to join a vessel as crew.
Refugee Visa (Subclass 200)
This visa is for people who are subject to persecution in their home country and are in need of resettlement. The majority of applicants who are considered under this category are identified by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and referred to the Australian Government by the UNHCR.
In-country Special Humanitarian Programme Visa (Subclass 201)
This visa offers resettlement to people who have suffered persecution in their country of nationality or usual residence and who have not been able to leave that country to seek refuge elsewhere. It is for those living in their home country and subject to persecution in their home country.
Global Special Humanitarian Programme Visa (Subclass 202)
The Special Humanitarian Programme (SHP) visa is for people who, while not being refugees, are subject to substantial discrimination and human rights abuses in their home country. People who wish to be considered for a SHP visa must be proposed for entry by an Australian citizen or permanent resident over the age of 18, an eligible New Zealand citizen or an organisation operating in Australia.
Emergency Rescue Visa (Subclass 203)
This visa offers an accelerated processing arrangement for people who satisfy refugee criteria and whose lives or freedom depend on urgent resettlement. It is for those subject to persecution in their home country and assessed to be in a situation such that delays due to normal processing could put their life or freedom in danger.
Woman at Risk Visa (Subclass 204)
This visa is for female applicants, and their dependents, who are subject to persecution or are of concern to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), are living outside their home country without the protection of a male relative and are in danger of victimisation, harassment or serious abuse because of their gender. The majority of applicants who are considered under this category are identified and referred to the Australian Government by the UNHCR.