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Visas, Immigration and Citizenship
Welcome to the website of the Visa & Immigration Section of the Australian Embassy.
The Ankara Visa office processes visa applications from nationals and legal residents of the following countries: Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
New measures to mitigate the risk of polio transmission to Australia
Online access to nationals of Georgia and Azerbaijan for Visitor visas (subclass 600) from 9 May 2014
Priority processing for complete Visitor and Short Stay Activity visa appplications lodged on-line
Do I need a Visa Label in my Passport?
Work & Holiday Maker Program Quota
Increase to Visa Application Charges from 1 September 2013
From 1 July 2013 - Changes to Visa Pricing Arrangements
From 23 March 2013 - Important changes to Visitor Visa
Current Student Processing Times
To apply for a visa you must lodge the correct application form, the application fee and all necessary documentation. Priority processing will be given to clients who lodge complete applications on-line where this options is available. You are also able to lodge:
- By mail Please see contact details
- In person at the Visa Office of the Australian Embassy in Ankara
Visitors to the Visa Office will be accepted by appointment only. Appointment hours are 9:00am to 11:30am Monday to Thursday.
To book an appointment for your visa application, please call our appointment line: +90 312 459 9550 ext.3, 8:30am to 12:00 noon, Monday to Thursday.
Applicants will be notified once a decision is made and should not make final travel arrangements until they receive written advice from our office that their visa has been granted.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is required by law to keep on file all documentation provided in support of a visa application. Any documents provided in an application, can therefore not be returned to the applicant. Applicants should provide certified copies of original documents that they do not wish to be kept by DIBP.
After the assessment of your application, the Australian Embassy will send your original documents to your address, at your own cost, by courier service. The Australian Embassy will not accept any responsibility for any damage/loss related to the delivery.
This website provides basic information on visa and migration issues to Australia in English and Turkish. For more detailed information, please visit the official DIBP Website.
- How to Apply For a Visa
- How to Pay the Application Fee
- How to Contact Us
- Visa Types (leads to purpose of visit)
- Public Holidays 2014
- Health Requirements
- Character Requirements
- Changes to Sponsored Family Visitor Processing
BEWARE! Migration Fraud
Did you know?
More than a quarter of Australians were born overseas. The top 10 source countries for immigrants in 2010-2011 were New Zealand, China, United Kingdom, India, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Iraq and Malaysia.
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Beginning a Life in Australia
The Beginning a Life in Australia booklet welcomes newly-arrived migrants and humanitarian entrants to Australia. It provides useful national, state/territory and local settlement information for migrants, humanitarian entrants, their sponsors and service providers. This information is available to download in English and Turkish.