Commonwealth of Australia

A citizen of Georgia planning to travel to the Commonwealth of Australia is required to apply for a respective visa (tourist, business, or any other type of visa)

Visas are issued by the Consular Service of the Embassy of the Commonwealth of Australia in Ankara (Republic of Turkey).

For holders of diplomatic and service passports:

  • Notarized Copy of the main page of the passport (valid for the next 6 months);
  • Visa application form (visa application form should be completed based on the purpose of travel) at: http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/

If you want to visit Australia for business or tourism purposes, including for seeing your family and friends, except for employment, then Visa Application Form N600 will be the solution, which can be completed at www.immi.gov.au as of the 9th of May 2014

  • 1 biometric photo taken during the last 6 months;
  • Invitation.

For holders of ordinary passports:
A list of documents to be submitted to the consular service:

  • Notarized copy of the main page of the passport (valid for the next 6 months);
  • Visa application form (visa application form should be completed based on the purpose of travel at: http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/

If you want to visit Australia for business or tourism purposes, including for seeing your family and friends, except for employment, then Visa Application Form N600 will be the solution, which can be completed at www.immi.gov.au as of the 9th of May 2014

  • Invitation;
  • Documents indicating the inviter’s status;
  • 1 biometric photo taken during the last 6 months;
  • Employment verification letter translated into English and notarized (indicating the applicant’s position, salary, duration of employment; the employer’s letter guaranteeing that the applicant will be restored to his/her position of employment after return to his/her country of origin);
  • Retiree (retirement certificate and retirement account number);
  • Pupil/student (certificate of the education institute);
  • Proof of financial support (e.g. the applicant’s employment income of the last 6 months, etc);
  • Minor (Parents’ consent granting permission for their minor child to travel to Australia);
  • Visa interviews are scheduled via the following telephone number: +90 312 459 9550.

Please be advised that you should address a respective consular service to verify the aforesaid information.

For additional detailed information check out the embassy website.
Embassy of the Commonwealth of Australia to Ankara (Republic of Turkey)
Ugur Mumcu 88 Kat 7 GOP Ankara, Turkay
Tel: 0312 459 9500
Fax: 0312 446 4827
Web page: http://www.turkey.embassy.gov.au/anka/home.html
Web page of the Australian Foreign Ministry: http://www.dfat.gov.au/

Information regarding the transition to a new visa system

Since the 16th of July 2012, the Australian Embassy in Ankara has refused to affix visa labels to passports.

This new arrangement applies to permanent as well as provisional business, tourist, partner and student visas.

Label-free travel reduces the chance of visas being falsified. Visa holders can travel to Australia without a visa label in their passport. Visa is linked to passport which is filed together with visa application. Travelers should carry with them both: passports and visa applications. Visa applicants are also issued with visa grant notification letters, which they should also carry with them. However, passports and visa applications provide the sufficient proof for airline staff to decide whether visas are valid or not.

Australia’s electronic system allows airline staff to check online the visa status of those who depart from Australia.

Airline staff can contact Australia’s Entry Operations Centre around-the-clock.

Advantages of the new system are as follows:

 

  • The applicant is not required to send his/her passport to the Embassy but only a notarized copy of the biometric data page of his/her passport together with visa application;
  • If the applicant fails to file any original document, no service of sending any such document by mail or of returning it to the applicant will be applied;
  • The applicant may be electronically notified about the outcome of his/her visa application;
  • The new system allows the applicant to file his/her visa application with the embassy of Australia and with those of other countries simultaneously;
  • There is no risk of passport loss or address mismatch.

How can the applicant learn about visa requirements?

The Applicant will receive a letter specifying the conditions and validity period of his/her visa.

Should the applicant lose such letter or need additional information, he/she may use the Visa Entitlement Verification (VEVO) system.

VEVO is an online service which enables online checking of visa details by visa holders.

Information provided in VEVO includes:

 

  • Visa class (category) and subclass (subcategory)
  • Visa grant and expiry dates
  • Visa number 
  • Entry date 
  • Accompanying persons
  • Number of entries
  • Period of stay.

For additional information regarding VEVO check out the website at: www.immi.gov.ge