Visas, Immigration and Citizenship
Welcome to the website of the Department of Home Affairs at the Australian Embassy, Ankara. This website provides basic information on visa and migration issues to Australia in English and Turkish. For more detailed information, please visit the official Home Affairs Website.
Our office processes visa applications from people who usually reside in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia who wish to:
- Visit Australia
- Work in Australia
- Study in Australia
- Migrate to Australia
- Apply for Other Visa Types (Work & Holiday; Transit and Resident Return)
- Apply for a Refugee and Humanitarian visa (إستجابة الحكومة الأسترالية للأزمة الإنسانية في سورية والعراق)
- Acquire Australian Citizenship
We provide priority processing to applications lodged online through the ImmiAccount where this option exists.
Further information on how to apply and pay for your application can be found in the links at the bottom of this page.
Latest News and Changes
Changes to Credit Card Surcharge Rates for Visa and Mastercard payments - effective 1 July 2018
Changes to lodgement for Other Family stream visa applications - effective 1 July 2018
Reforms to modernise Australia's visa processing system
Changes have been made to Australia's temporary activity visa framework - 19 November 2016
New sponsor requirements for Partner and Prospective Marriage visa applications - 18 November 2016
Opening of Australian Visa Application Centres and commencement of biometrics collection in Turkey - 14 October 2016
Changes to Australia’s Student Visa Framework – 1 July 2016
Cessation of Australian visa labels from 1 September 2015
Priority processing for complete Visitor and Short Stay Activity visa appplications lodged on-line
New measures to mitigate the risk of polio transmission to Australia
Work & Holiday Maker Program Quota
- How to Apply For a Visa
- Appealing a visa decision
- How to Pay the Application Fee
- How to Contact Us
- Public Holidays
- Health Requirements
- Character Requirements
BEWARE! Migration Fraud
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Beginning a Life in Australia
The Beginning a Life in Australia booklet welcomes newly-arrived migrants and humanitarian entrants to Australia. It provides useful national, state/territory and local settlement information for migrants, humanitarian entrants, their sponsors and service providers. This information is available to download in English and Turkish.