Australian High Commission
New Delhi
India, Bhutan


The Department of Home Affairs at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi processes most visa applications and some citizenship applications for residents of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. The information in this website is meant as supplementary, country specific information to that contained in the website at

Whats New!

Transit (subclass 771) visa – Online lodgement

From 1 July 2018, Transit (subclass 771) visa applications must be lodged electronically, through ImmiAccount. Paper applications cannot be accepted after that date.

The process is designed to support genuine transit passengers and provides a simple process with guidance for supporting documents.

Transit visas will continue to be:

  • free of charge, and
  • a visa option for applicants transiting through Australia or ship crew arriving by air to join a ship

Notices to all Visa Applicants

Booking Travel

  • You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.

Passport/Travel Documents

  • For online applications:
    • High resolution, coloured scan copy of your travel document, including the bio data page, alterations page and back page of the passport.

  • For paper applications:
    • Clients are strongly recommended to carry their original travel document with them when they lodge at VFS for VFS to copy and witness. Only witnessed or notarised copies of travel documents will be accepted for paper applications.

Updating your details or notifying of a change in circumstances

  • For change of address and/or passport details, you can update your details online if your application is available in ImmiAccount. Go to the Department’s website Otherwise, use Form 929 and e-mail the completed form to
  • For changes in circumstances (if you get married, enter a de facto relationship, give birth to a child, change employers) please complete Form 1022.

Important News

Fees & Application Forms

The current fee and application form for Visitor visas is available on the Department of Home Affairs website. Fees and Charges

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