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: www.border.gov.au
- 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.
- 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
1. Payment in Australia
An Australian relative or friend can pay the Visa Application Charge for you ways to pay for a visa application in Australia and then send you the receipt to lodge with your application at the Embassy.
2. Payment by credit card
Complete Form 1440 – Payment Details then you will need to email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow up to 3 working days for your payment to be processed and to receive the receipt by email. You may then lodge your visa application with this receipt at the Embassy.
Receipt of payment must accompany your visa application. We will not start processing your paper visa application until you have submitted the receipt to the Embassy. The Visa Application Charge is not refunded if the application is unsuccessful.
• Credit card transactions will be in Australian dollars and a surcharge may apply.
• To avoid delay, ensure the correct personal details of the visa applicant are recorded.
• Write neatly in BLOCK LETTERS.
• If you require any amendments to be made to the payment receipt, send your amended request to email@example.com with the following details:
o Copy of the payment receipt
o Details that need to be amended
o Details of the person requesting the amendment: Name, phone and email address
For further information about how to pay the Visa Application Charge and other charges in Australian Dollars see how much will my visa application cost
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:
- Tourist stream: for people travelling to Australia as a tourist or to visit family
- Business stream: for business people travelling to Australia for a short business trip.
All applicants from Iran should apply online for a Visitor visa (e600)
See the following links for information about other temporary entry visas:
Eligible applicants should apply online using ImmiAccount
Permanent entry visas
Detailed information regarding options for permanent migration to Australia can be found on FAQ’s Family Migration
Eligible applicants who apply online for a Partner visa must use ImmiAccount. Online applications are the preferred method of applying for a partner visa and partner visa applications not lodged online may experience delays in processing. For comprehensive information about the Partner visa, see Booklet 1, Partner Migration
For comprehensive information about Child migration, see Booklet 2, Child Migration
Applications must be lodged complete with all required documents to avoid processing delays. Sufficient evidence of identity is critical for ensuring your application is complete.
Note: identity for Afghan applicants is assessed on the basis of a machine readable passport and the original copy of an English translated tazkira attested by the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For further information, see our Family Migration Questions and Answers
Refugee and humanitarian visas
For comprehensive information about the Refugee and humanitarian (Class XB) visa and the relevant application forms, see Refugee and humanitarian visas
Applicants who are living outside their home country may approach the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for refugee determination. If the UNHCR finds them to be refugees, they may be referred to a country such as Australia for resettlement.
Applicants from the following list of countries whose application is accompanied by a Refugee and special humanitarian proposal (Form 681) must lodge their application at the Victorian Offshore Humanitarian Processing Centre – this applies to people who are lodging a visa for consideration under the Global Special Humanitarian Program (SHP) or as an immediate family member:
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
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.
Enquiries you have prior to lodging your application you should consult the main website at www.border.gov.au
Enquires can be directed to:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +98 88724456 (08:30 – 12:00, Sunday to Thursday
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 email@example.com to schedule an appointment. You must bring current identification with you.
Details of Embassy public holidays can be viewed at "About us" on www.iran.embassy.gov.au
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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