Visas and Citizenship
For detailed visa and citizenship information, please visit our main website: www.homeaffairs.gov.au
Closure of Visa Office in Australian Embassy Tehran
Effective 19 June 2018, there will be no visa processing office at the Australian Embassy Tehran.
You can continue to apply for a range of temporary visas, permanent visas and Australian Citizenship online through your ImmiAccount.
ImmiAccount allows you to scan and attach supporting documents to your online application. You can create an ImmiAccount at www.homeaffairs.gov.au/immiaccount.
Once received, your application will be automatically allocated to a visa processing office for consideration and decision.
Comprehensive information regarding visa options are available on the website www.homeaffairs.gov.au
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click here
Should you still have enquiries the contact us channels are available on the www.homeaffairs.gov.au website.
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
Check your own visa details and conditions with Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Busi/visas-and-migration/visa-entitlement-verification-online-(vevo)
Need to update address, contact or passport details? Please update your details on your ImmiAccount or download Form 929 at www.homeaffairs.gov.au/929 and email the completed form to email@example.com.
You can check your own visa details with VEVO through the following link: www.homeaffairs.gov.au/VEVO
Please note that Passport changes may take 24-48 hours to be reflected in VEVO. This will not affect your travel.
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.
Enquiries you have prior to lodging your application you should consult the main website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au
Visa Fraud Information
Report something suspicious
If you wish to provide details of suspicious or fraudulent behaviour you can lodge an online report at http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/contact/report-suspicious-activities-behaviour. Alternatively, you can provide information by phone or fax on the following toll-free numbers:
Phone: 1800 009 623
Fax: 1800 009 849
You can send this information in writing to:
National Allegation and Assessment Team
Department of Home Affairs GPO Box 241 MELBOURNE VIC 3001
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
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
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