Australian Embassy
Islamic Republic of Iran


Visas and Citizenship

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


Important News:

Closure of Visa Office in Australian Embassy Tehran

Effective 19 June 2018, there will be no visa processing office at the Australian Embassy Tehran.


Applications lodged prior to 19 June 2018

Visa subclasses that were formerly processed in Tehran have been transferred and are being processed at other Visa Offices in the Middle East.  You should keep your own application updated and correct by uploading your documents directly to your ImmiAccount.  Your case officer can see when you have uploaded documents to your ImmiAccount.   


New applications lodged after 19 June 2018

You can continue to apply for a range of temporary visas, permanent visas and Australian Citizenship online using 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

Once received, your application will be automatically allocated to the correct visa processing office for consideration and decision.


Applying by paper

Residents of Iran applying for Child visas (including subclasses 101,102, 117 and 445) and New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (subclass 461) visas need to submit their paper applications to the Australian Embassy, Beirut.


New visa processing offices:

Amman:          Visitors, Students, Transit and Temporary Residence visa applications

                            Email contact:

Ankara:           Citizenship by Descent

                            Email contact:

Beirut:             Non-Afghan Partner, Prospective Marriage and New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) and all Child visa applications

                            Email contact:

Dubai:              Afghan Partner and Prospective Marriage applications

                            Email contact: Australian immigration enquiry form

Global visa and citizenship processing times are published on the Department of Home Affairs website, to indicate the timeframe in which we aim to process a complete an application:

In general our Visa Offices will not respond to status-related enquiries for applications that fall within the published processing times.  You should wait until after the processing time has elapsed before contacting the visa office. If you lodged your application online, you can monitor the status of your application through ImmiAccount.

Comprehensive information regarding visa options are available on the website

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click here

Should you still have enquiries the contact us channels are available on the 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)

Need to update address, contact or passport details?  Please update your details on your ImmiAccount or download Form 929 at and email the completed form to

You can check your own visa details with VEVO through the following link:

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

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



Visa Fraud Information

See Migration Fraud and Scams

Report something suspicious

If you wish to provide details of suspicious or fraudulent behaviour you can lodge an online report at   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


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