Consular Services Offered by VFS IP&VSC Centres in Australia

Important Notice : Miscellaneous Consular Services will be also be provided by the VFS Global w.e.f. 15-07-2014 including the existing services of collection and delivery process of Passport and Visa, Overseas Citizenship of the India (OCI) and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) applications in Australia. Application for anyMisc Consular services (except those mention below) will not be accepted in the High Commission /Consulates after 15-7-2014 in any mode i.e by post or in person.

There are six IP&VSC offices in Australia located at Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. All applicants for Passport, Visa, PCC, IDLV and OCI services are requested to approach IP&VSC office in their area. However, the High Commission in Canberra and the Consulates General in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth will continue to provide miscellaneous consular services and emergency visa services in extreme compassionate cases.

The contact addresses and websites of the IP & VS centres are as under

(for Australian Capital Territory)
Unit 2, 20 Allara Street, Canberra City, ACT 2601
(for New South Wales)
Suite 1A, Level 8, 189 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
(for Victoria and Tasmania)
Part 4 Suite, Level 12, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
(for Queensland)
Suite 0003, Ground Floor,87 Wickham Terrace Spring Hill 4000 BRISBANE
(for Western Australia & Northern Territory)
Level 1, Room 22, 195 Adelaide Terrace (Good Earth Hotel); Perth WA - 6004
(for South Australia)
Level 4, 90 King William Street,Adelaide,South Australia 5000.

The services offered at the above VFS centres are as below

For all Visa / Passport / PCC / IDLV / PIO / OCI services please contact VFS +61 2 8223 9909

Important Notice about Visa and Consular Services for Western Australia and Northern Territory residents

With effect from 1st March 2012, the Consulate General of India in Perth has commenced operation of consular and visa services for the applicants residing in Western Australia and Northern Territory. From this date, all applicants residing in WA and NT need to select Perth Consulate as their submission centre and submit/post their applications to India Passport and Visa Services Centre in Perth. For address details, please visit High Commission website (www.hcindia-au.orgExternal website that opens in a new window) or the IPVSC website ( website that opens in a new window).”

Important Notice

Any person seeking a visa to India for purpose of entering into a surrogacy arrangement must ascertain beforehand whether the law of that country (Australia) permits surrogacy and will provide appropriate travel documents to the child for accompanying the surrogate parents. Entering into surrogacy arrangement under any other visa not sought for surrogacy is punishable under the Indian Law.

Important Notice for PCC

PCC for foreign passport holders: Application from foreign nationals will be accepted only on pre-approval basis and issuance of PCC is subject to clearance/verification from concerned authorities in India. Applicants are required to provide details of registration done with FRRO during their stay in India.

Consular Services Offered By High Commission Of India, Canberra / Consulate General Of India Sydney / Melbourne/ Perth

Office Jurisdiction for Services:

  • Applicants from Australian Capital Territory and Queensland need to apply at the High Commission of India, CANBERRA.
  • Applicants from N.S.W and South Australia need to apply at the Consulate General of India, SYDNEY.
  • Applicants from Victoria and Tasmania need to apply at the Consulate General of India, MELBOURNE.
  • Applicants from Western Australia and Northern Territory need to apply at the Consulate General of India, PERTH.

Important Notice :Discontinuation of Short Validity / Emergency Passport ServicesDiscontinuation of Short Validity / Emergency Passport Services(9 KB)

These services will be provided by the High Commission/ Consulates

Emergency Certificate Life Certificate, Papers pertaining to Pensions
Certification required for transport of mortal remains/ashes to India Issue of Death Certificate

Below mentioned services will be provided through VFS w.ef. 15-07-2014

OCI Miscellaneous ServicesExternal website that opens in a new window Registration of BirthExternal website that opens in a new window Issue of Birth CertificateExternal website that opens in a new window
Renunciation of Indian Citizenship and Surrender of Indian PassportsExternal website that opens in a new window Endorsement of new passport details on PIO cardExternal website that opens in a new window Affidavit by a parent when applying for a child's Passport in IndiaExternal website that opens in a new window
Transfer of valid VisasExternal website that opens in a new window Issue of Marriage CertificateExternal website that opens in a new window Attestation of DocumentsExternal website that opens in a new window

Processing Time: It is our endeavor to grantMisc Consular services (Except OCI Miscellaneous) within 3 working days (from the date of receipt in HCI/Consulate) subject to receipt of complete documentation and necessary clearances

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