Miscellaneous Service

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

Please Indicate the Service you are applying for.

Life Certificates & Attestation of pension papers of pensioners

Requirements

Documents
Note The service of Life Certificate can be availed either by signing Life Certificate forms in front of the Consular Officer or by sending signed Life Certificate forms by post to the High Commission/ Consulate as the case may be. Life Certificate forms, duly filled-in and signed by the applicant may be sent by post accompanied by "a Statutory Declaration Form attested by JP" (https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Documents/CommonwealthStatutorydeclarationform.PDF ) signed by the applicant with the same text as written in the Life Certificate form. For postal life certificate applications, please send attested copies of passport and not the original passport."
Processing Time One working day for applications in person One week for postal applications

Certificate required for transportation of body/ashes back to India

Requirements

Documents
  • Passport of the deceased for cancellation
  • Original Death Certificate, with Apostille stamp from DFAT, with one photocopy of the same
  • Original Embalmer's Certificate (or Funeral Parlour Certificate) WITH APOSTILLE STAMP FROM DFAT stating that the body has been embalmed in accordance with the international health and shipping requirements and that the body has been placed in a hermetically sealed container with zinc liner and wooden outer container (not required if ashes are being transported)
  • No Communicable Diseases certificate from the Department of Health stating that the deceased did not suffer from any communicable/contagious diseases (not required if ashes are being transported)
  • Itinerary and details of person taking body/ashes back to India (if there is someone accompanying the body/ashes)
  • Original Cremation Certificate, with apostle stamp from DFAT, with one photocopy (required only if ashes are being transported)
  • Applicable fee
Note All documents must be submitted in original along with one set of photocopies

Death Certificate

Requirements

Documents
  • Passport of the deceased for cancellation
  • Death Certificate with apostille stamp from DFAT
  • Applicable fee
Processing Time One working day for applications in person One week for postal applications

Emergency Certificate

Emergency Certificate is a one-way travel-one-time document, which is issued to Indian nationals who do not hold valid Indian passports and need to travel back to India. It is usually issued to persons detained by Australian authorities who are to be deported back to India AND to Indian nationals who wish to travel to India on an emergency basis. For individuals travelling to India on an emergency basis, the individual has to apply for a new passport at the nearest Regional Passport Office before returning to Australia.

Following Documents are required for processing E.C.

Note
  • E.C. will not be issued in the absence of any of the following documents.
  • Application (EC application formAffidavit duly filled in and attested by Justice of Peace Notary Public Affidavit duly filled in and attested by Justice of Peace Notary Public(291 KB)) duly filled in and signed by the applicant. In case of minor, it must be signed by both parents.
  • Original Indian Passport (If lost then provide photocopies of passport along with police complaint with the nearest police station)
  • Copy of valid Visa
  • Three recent passport-size photographs (2 inch x 2 inch)
  • Proposed Travel Details with Iternary or copy of ticket
  • Documents supporting reason for emergency
  • Self-Addressed Envelope to dispatch the document to addressee
  • A letter addressed to the High Commission/Consulate General requesting for EC, Containing the reasons therein for such a request. (The letter mucst contain: Passport number, current visa status, circumstances, an understanding for re-issue of passport from India and any other relevant disclosure)
  • Affidavit duly filled in and attested by Justice of Peace Notary Public Affidavit duly filled in and attested by Justice of Peace Notary PublicAffidavit duly filled in and attested by Justice of Peace Notary Public Affidavit duly filled in and attested by Justice of Peace Notary Public(8 KB)
  • Applicable fee
Processing Time No processing time can be prescribed - it depends on time taken to verify Indian nationality
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