Australian Embassy
Islamic Republic of Iran
Embassy Address: No. 2, 23rd St., Khaled Eslamboli Ave., Tehran Telephone: +98 21 8386 3666 - Fax: +98 21 8872 0484 Immigration and Visa Enquiries: Tel: +98 21 8872 4456 - Fax: +98 21 8871 6223, +98 21 8871 4124 Post Code: Tehran 1513934113 Iran

Online lodgement for Visitor visas (subclass 600) from 11 May 2014

Nationals of Iran now have the option of applying for a Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) online.

If lodging online, you should ensure that you upload a completed visa application. Please note that a decision may be made solely on the information you upload at the time of application, therefore it is in your interest to upload all supporting documents at the time you submit the online application form. Please see the links below for details on supporting documents:
 

http://www.iran.embassy.gov.au/tran/visitors.html for tourist stream.
 

http://www.iran.embassy.gov.au/tran/business.html for business stream.
 

The online visa lodgement system is available seven days a week. Applications can be made at www.immi.gov.au (see: Online Services).
 

To start an application, you will first need to create your own online account, known as ImmiAccount. ImmiAccount lets you create and manage all your online visa applications in one place. You can use your account to:
• lodge and pay for your visa application
• continue a saved application
• upload supporting documents, and
• check the progress of your application.


Please note that you will need access to a credit card to pay for an online application. A third party may complete an online application on your behalf with your consent.
 

If your visa is granted, you will not require a visa label in your passport, as your visa details will be stored electronically. You can check your visa conditions before you travel to Australia using the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) system. See: Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)

Note: If you do not have access to the internet, you can still make a paper visa application to the Embassy.

 

Australia’s Label Free Policy from 1 July 2014 Visa Evidence Charge (VEC)

Australia’s visa label policy


The Australian Government does not require holders of Australian visas to have a visa label in their passport.

We electronically record all visas issued to non-citizens providing them permission to travel, enter and/or remain in Australia. This means that evidence of a visa grant in the form of a visa label is no longer routinely issued to visa holders. Instead, electronic visas are linked to a visa holder’s current passport which enables us to provide accurate, secure and real-time information about a visa holder’s visa details. It is also more secure than issuing a visa label as it reduces the risk of fraud.

Having this electronic connection also enables online checking of visa details by visa holders, airlines, registered Australian organisations and Australian government agencies.

About your visa
When you receive your Australian visa you are issued with a visa grant notification letter that explains the conditions of your visa including period of validity and entry requirements. You should retain this for your own reference and may wish to carry it with you when you travel as it contains important information about your visa. The information contained within the visa grant notification letter will help you check your visa details online using the department’s Visa Entitlement Verification Online service, known as VEVO.

For information on VEVO see: http://www.immi.gov.au/Services/Pages/vevo/vevo-overview.aspx

For more information see: http://www.immi.gov.au/Help/Pages/Visa-Labels.aspx


IMPORTANT NOTICE - ImmiAccount

From 9 December 2013 you can create a single point of entry into online visa services with your own online account. ImmiAccount is a self-service web portal that enables you to create, submit, pay for and manage all online applications in one online system.

ImmiAccount will allow you to perform a range of tasks online, such as:
• commencing, completing and paying for an application
• attaching documents to support your application
• making changes to personal details
• tracking the status of your application
• accessing relevant forms and correspondence.

For Tehran, please note that only applications for Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300), Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) and Visitor visas (subclass 600 – including both Tourist and Business streams) can be lodged through ImmiAccount

 

 

 

IMPORTANT FRAUD ALERT FOR OUR CLIENTS -

We regret to advise you that the information regarding an electronic ballot system for resettlement in Australia is fraudulent. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection does not use a nomination/ballot system to select potential persons interested in migration to Australia. This is not a genuine message and it has not been issued by the Australian Government.

We strongly advise you not to respond to this email and to have no further contact with these persons or organisation who could be seeking to take advantage of you and any information you may provide.

For further information in relation to Australian visas or immigration please refer to the official departmental website www.immi.gov.au
 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE - CHANGES TO IMMIGRATION FEES ON 1 September 2013

Australian visa application charges have increased from 1 September 2013. For all visa applications lodged on or after this date the new application fees will apply. For more information on the new prices, please go to http://www.immi.gov.au/fees-charges/visa-pricing-table.htm

From 1 July 2013, a per-person charge has been introduced with each family member included in a visa application needing to pay the visa application charge.

There will be an additional charge of AUD80 for certain visas when visa applicants choose to lodge a paper application rather than an online application through the department’s eVisa service where this service is available.

See: www.immi.gov.au

 

HOW TO PAY THE VISA APPLICATION CHARGE 

All fees must be paid in Australian Dollars (AUD) at a Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) Office in Australia

Payment of the visa application charge for an applicant outside Australia can be made in Australia, in Australian dollars (AUD) only.

Individuals will need to make their own arrangements for the payment of fees in AUD in Australia.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) receipt for the payment must be submitted with the application.

Preferred methods of payment in Australia are credit card, debit card in person or bank cheque or money order, drawn on an Australian based bank only, made payable to 'Department of Immigration and Border Protection'. Note: Personal cheques are not accepted.

Payment by cash in person may delay processing. Please do not send cash through the post. 

PLEASE NOTE: THE EMBASSY IN TEHRAN CANNOT ACCEPT PAYMENT IN CASH, BY CREDIT CARD OR MONEY ORDER AND NO LONGER ACCEPTS PAYMENTS INTO THE EMBASSY BANK ACCOUNT: 

• Payments can only be made at any DIBP office in Australia. Once the fee has been paid, please send the receipt, together with the visa application to the Embassy in Tehran. 
Please note: receipt of payment must accompany your application and is not refunded if the application is unsuccessful.
• For student visa applications please send the receipt, together with the visa application to the Australian Embassy in Amman, Jordan.
• The application fee for a skilled independent visa is required to be paid by credit card or bank draft and sent directly along with the application to the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre. Do not submit skilled independent visa applications to the Embassy in Tehran.

How to pay for an application by Credit Card from Overseas

Payments can be made in Australia, in Australian dollars, for an applicant outside Australia. Once the fee has been paid, you will need to provide a copy of the receipt with your application.

Acceptable payment methods, for payment in Australian dollars are:
o MasterCard
o Visa
o American Express
o Diners Club
o JCB
o Pre-paid credit cards.

Before you lodge your application, please notify your bank of an upcoming foreign credit card transaction. Failure to do so may result in your transaction being declined. Without payment your application is invalid.

Credit card transactions in Australian dollars are processed in Australia. A credit card surcharge may apply to transactions made using your credit card.

For us to process your payment, you must fill in the Form 1440 - Payment Details at http://www.immi.gov.au/Search/Pages/Results.aspx?k=1440

After you have completed this form, you will need to email it to payment@immi.gov.au.

Important information:

• Allow up to 3 working days for us to process your payment. We are unable to assist you with follow-up enquiries if your request falls within this timeframe.
• To avoid delay ensure you have provided the correct personal details of the applicant.
• Where possible, complete the form electronically to avoid issues with legibility. If you are not completing the form electronically, you will need to write neatly in BLOCK LETTERS.
• Take care when filling in the form as the payment receipt will be issued based on the information you have provided. If you require any amendments to be made to the payment receipt, send your amended request to payment@immi.gov.au with the following details:


o Copy of the payment receipt
o Details that need to be amended
o Contact details of the person requesting the amendment: Name, phone, email (and postal address if the receipt is to be returned by post).

Further information on paying by credit card in Australia is available at http://www.immi.gov.au/Help/Pages/fees-charges/how-to-pay.aspx

For further information about how to pay the Visa Application Charge and other charges in Australian Dollars see: http://www.immi.gov.au/fees-charges

For information regarding visa application charges http://www.immi.gov.au/fees-charges/visa-application-charges.htm

For information on pricing of visa application charges and other fees please refer to the visa pricing table at: http://www.immi.gov.au/fees-charges/visa-pricing-table.htm

 

VISA EVIDENCE CHARGE

All people granted an Australian visa will be given written notice of their visa grant.

Australia does not require travellers to have a visa label in their passport. Australia’s electronic visa system enables visa status to be confirmed electronically by airline staff prior to travellers departing for Australia.

Visa holders must pay to have an Australian visa label placed in their passport. This is called the Visa Evidence Charge (VEC).

For further information about the Visa Evidence Charge and other charges in Australian Dollars see: http://www.immi.gov.au/fees-charges

There are exemptions to the Visa Evidence Charge for humanitarian, diplomatic and government sponsored visa applicants.

For more information please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s main website at http://www.immi.gov.au/visas/about-your-visa.htm 
 

 

PAYING THE VISA EVIDENCE CHARGE

You cannot ask for a visa label until after you have been granted an Australian visa.

You must pay the Visa Evidence Charge before you can be issued with a visa label.

From 1 June 2013 the only acceptable method of payment will be in Australian Dollars at a State or Territory office of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in Australia.  
 

REQUESTING A VISA LABEL BY COURIER 

You may only obtain your Visa Evidence by courier.

When you send your request by courier you MUST include a pre-paid reply courier voucher, along with a completed Visa label request and payment Form 1405, your passport and the receipt from DIBP in Australia showing that the payment has been made for the Visa Evidence Charge.

The Visa Label Request and Payment form (1405) is available at http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1405.pdf

You must use the Embassy's street address for deliveries by courier:


Australian Embassy - Tehran
No. 2, 23rd Street
Khaled Eslamboli Ave.
Tehran 1513934113, Iran
 

Please note, if the request for the label is not from the visa holder (or parent or guardian of the visa holder), the person making the request must provide written authorisation from the visa holder. 

HOW TO LODGE AN APPLICATION 

Visa applications can only be lodged at the Australian Embassy in Tehran by courier or post.
Note: We recommend that you use an international courier company if you intend to lodge an application by post.

If sending applications or documents from outside Iran please use international courier services - do not use postal services (such as registered mail, pre-paid post or express delivery) as mail from overseas (including from Australia) is subject to Iranian Customs and cannot be cleared by the Embassy. These items sent by overseas postal services are usually held in Iranian Customs for one month before being returned to sender.

NOTE: Separate arrangements apply for Student visa applications which are processed by the Australian Embassy in Amman, Jordan. See below. 

To lodge an application by post or courier you must use the Embassy's street address listed below:  

Australian Embassy - Tehran
No. 2, 23rd Street
Khaled Eslamboli Ave.
Tehran 1513934113, Iran
 

What you need to include: Forms, Visa Application Charge (receipt of payment in Australia) and Personal Documents.  

If you are lodging an application, please make sure you provide all the documents listed in the document checklist for the visa category which you are applying for (i.e. Tourism, Business, Transit) see 'Information on visas processed in Tehran' included below.

Please note that documents presented in support of your application comprise part of your file and will be permanently retained. This includes official translations of documents.

We also recommend that you do not send valuable documents such as passports or property deeds by post. Copies of these documents will be acceptable.

For comprehensive information on visas for Australia and Australian citizenship, please visit the main website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  
 

See: http://www.immi.gov.au/

See also: http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/overseas/i/iran/visa-information.htm

For information regarding visa application charges http://www.immi.gov.au/fees-charges/visa-application-charges.htm

You can use the Visa Wizard to determine which visa is right for you. Some visa applications must be lodged in Australia, but others can be lodged at the Australian Embassy Tehran. 

See: http://www.immi.gov.au/visawizard/

 

INFORMATION ON VISAS PROCESSED IN TEHRAN

The Immigration Section of the Australian Embassy in Tehran processes applications for tourist, transit, business, temporary residence, and some permanent migration visas.


Detailed information on these visas, including application forms, document checklists and processing times, is available from the links below:


(Some of the information in these links is yet to be updated)
 

Tourist visas
Transit visas
Business visas
Student visas
Resident return visas
Refugee and Humanitarian visas
Family Migration visas

Student Visas

Student visa applications are processed by the Australian Embassy in Amman.
From 1 June 2013, applications for Student visas from residents of Iran must be lodged direct with the Australian Embassy in Amman Jordan. 


 
DETAILS OF THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN AMMAN

Australian Embassy – Amman, Jordan

Postal Address
PO Box 35201
Amman 11180
JORDAN

Telephone: +962 6 580 7076 (A Farsi speaker is available between 9am to 12 midday Sunday to Thursday)

Fax: +962 6 580 7072

Email: studentvisas.amman@dfat.gov.au

Website: www.jordan.embassy.gov.au

 
SKILLED MIGRATION

Applications for skilled migration must be lodged with the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre.

See: Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre

See also: Workers

 
AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP

Children of Australian citizens can apply for Citizenship by Descent in Tehran.

See: Citizenship by Descent

See also: Information about Australian Citizenship

 
OUR CONTACT DETAILS AND OPENING HOURS
 
Street Address

Australian Embassy - Tehran
No. 2, 23rd Street
Khaled Eslamboli Ave.
Tehran 1513934113, Iran
 

Postal Address

Australian Embassy - Tehran
P.O. Box 15875-4334
Abas Abad
Tehran 1513934113, Iran 

Note: We recommend that you use an international courier company if you intend to lodge an application by post.

Telephone
98 21 8872 4456

Fax
98 21 8871 4121

Email Contact
immigration.tehran@dfat.gov.au

Client Telephone Hours
8.30 am to 12 noon Sunday to Wednesday

 
VISITTING THE EMBASSY

You must have an appointment to attend the Embassy.


There may be occasions when we need to see you in person. When this happens we will contact you to make these arrangements. 
 
 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Our office will be closed on public holidays. Dates of closure are available.

See: About the Australian Embassy in Iran > Public holidays

Citizens of designated countries can lodge a number of visa applications online.

See: Online services

 
PROCESSING TIMES AND CLIENT SERVICE

Information about processing times is available on the Immigration website, along with the department’s Client Service Charter.

See: Client Services Charter

If your application is within the usual processing time, please only send urgent inquiries to us. A case officer will contact you regarding your application should further information be required, or once your application has been finalised.

Please lodge your application with all the necessary information and supporting documents. After you have lodged your application, you may be asked to provide further information to support your visa application. If so, you will be given 28 days in which to provide the information, after which a decision may be made on your application.

In the meantime, we recommend that visa applicants do not make non-refundable travel or other arrangements until a visa has been granted, due to the possibility of processing delays or visa refusal.
 

USING MIGRATION AGENTS

You do not need to use a migration agent to apply for any visa. However, if you choose to use a migration agent, you should use a registered migration agent. Further information on registered migration agents is available on the Immigration website.

See: Using a Migration Agent

 

If you would like us to discuss your application with another person, you will need to provide us with a completed and signed Form 956. Otherwise, for privacy reasons, we may not be able to discuss your application with other people, including family and friends.

See: Form 956 – English (149KB PDF file)

 

CONSUMER PROTECTION

People with information about migration scams or illegal operators should telephone DIBP's Dob-In Line on 1800 009 623 or visit the DIAC website.

DIBP's Protect Yourself from Migration Fraud information kit can be found on the DIBP website.

See: Protect Yourself from Migration Fraud

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION

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.

See: Immigration Panel Doctors in Iran

See also: Information on Immigration Panel Doctors

 

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.

See: Australian Embassy, Iran
 


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 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs located at No 3 Building, Consular Section, No 30 Avenue, Imam Khomeini Square, Tehran, Iran.

 

Online lodgement for Visitor visas (subclass 600) from 11 May 2014

From 11 May 2014, the Australian Government is providing online access to nationals of Iran to apply for a Visitor Visa (visa subclass 600).

The online visa lodgement system is available to applicants at their convenience, seven days a week, without the need to apply in person or send in application forms by mail. Applications can be made at www.immi.gov.au (see: Online Services).

To start an application, you will first need to create your own online account, known as ImmiAccount. ImmiAccount lets you create and manage all your online visa applications in one place. You can use your account to: