Australian Embassy
Islamic Republic of Iran


Visas and Citizenship

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) office at the Australian Embassy in Tehran manages visa and citizenship services for residents of the Islamic Republic or Iran.

For detailed visa and citizenship information, please visit our main website:


Important News:

  1. New changes starting 18 November 2016.  See:
  2. Eligible applicants can submitt their visa applications online using ImmiAccount . Detailed information on how to set up an account is explained at this link including FAQs and where to find help.
  3. From 1 July 2016 all Student applications must apply online.


Other visa subclasses such as Visitor, Partner and Resident Return applicants are able to also apply online.


Applying for an Australian visa

There are a number of visa options available for people who want to visit, work, study or live in Australia. To see which Australian visa might suit you, use our Visa Finder

Watch a short online video about applying for a visa to come to Australia


Lodging your visa application

Apply online

Eligible applicants applying online must create an ImmiAccount

To avoid processing delays, all documents and information to support your visa application should be submitted together at the time of application lodgement – see our information to help you prepare your application



For information on how to pay the Visa Application Charge see:


After lodging your application

For a detailed list of indicative processing times by visa category see our service standards

Note: visa application processing timeframes are indicative only and are applicable only after a complete application is received. Actual processing times are dependent on a number of factors, including but not limited to:

  • whether you have provided all necessary supporting documents when you lodge your application;
  • how accurately and how promptly you respond to any requests for additional information;
  • how long it takes to complete any required checks on information you have provided to support your application.

    You should not book flights or make travel commitments before being notified of the outcome of your visa application. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by applicants whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.

    Temporary entry visas

    Visitor visa (subclass 600)   is divided into two streams. If applying for this visa you must select one of the following streams:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen

    Applying for Australian citizenship

    See our step-by-step guide about how to apply for Australian citizenship

    Applications for citizenship by descent can be couriered to the Australian Embassy in Tehran.

    If you have lost, damaged or had your Australian citizenship certificate stolen, use our online guide to apply for proof of your Australian citizenship

    Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, and applications to resume  or renounce Australian citizenship  should be lodged at our Canberra office  in the Australian Capital Territory.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Enquiries you have prior to lodging your application you should consult the main website at

    After lodgement

    Enquires can be directed to:

  • Email:
  • Telephone: +98 88724456 (08:30 – 12:00, Sunday to Wednesday)

    If you are asked to provide documents to the office please post or courier to the following address: 

    Australian Embassy Tehran

    Department of Immigration and Border Protection
    No 2 23rd Street
    Khaled Eslamboli Ave
    Tehran 1513934113, Iran

    Note: You do not need to visit the Australian Embassy in Tehran. If you are asked to present in person must have an appointment to be allowed access to the Australian Embassy in Tehran. Please email to schedule an appointment. You must bring current identification with you.

    Public holidays
    Details of Embassy public holidays can be viewed at "About us" on



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Visa Fraud Information

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Panel Doctors

Health examinations for Australian visas may only be carried out by specially appointed panel doctors. Panel doctors located in Iran are listed on our main website at Immigration Panel Doctors in Iran

Australian Passports

Passport enquiries should be directed to the Consular Section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade within the Australian Embassy Tehran. Further information is available on the Australian Embassy’s website under Services for Australians Overseas

Iranian Immigration and visas

This office does not provide advice or otherwise deal with matters relating to visas to enter the Islamic Republic of Iran. All such enquiries should be directed to the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Islamic Republic of Iran (for those outside Iran), or to:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran
No 3 Building, Consular Section
No 30 Avenue, Imam Khomeini Square
Tehran, Iran