Australian Embassy
Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia

Visas, Immigration and Citizenship

 

Newsflash

 Applications for the Australian Work and Holiday visa 2019-20 program year are now open.

Applications must be approved by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) before you are able to lodge an online application with the Australian Government. Please find further information on the approval process on the MFA website.

The MFA will be accepting applications between 1 and 15 July 2019.

The number of visas available is capped at 100, please check the Department of Home Affairs website for the current status of the cap.

Note: Due to technical constraints, there may be some delay in reflecting cap status changes.

 

Beware of Visa Scams

 To avoid being scammed, you can check the Register of Migration Agents on the OMARA website, to receive the protections of an OMARA registered Migration Agent.

 There are Australian registered migration agents working all around the world in countries such as India, the United Kingdom, China and New Zealand, just to name a few. These agents are subject to the same Code of Conduct, professional development and regulations as registered migration agents based in Australia. More information about Australia’s efforts to ensure the integrity of the migration advice profession is available at: www.mara.gov.au
 

 

The Department of Home Affairs at the Australian Embassy Ankara processes visa applications for those residing in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The Department also processes Australian citizenship applications for those residing in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Iran.

The Visa Finder provides information on different visa options for Australia, eligibility, and a step by step guide to the application process. Pre lodgement enquiries should be directed to the Australian Visa Application Centres in Turkey.

ImmiAccount is your online gateway to the Department and provides many online service options including: lodging online applications; updating your details or circumstances; uploading documents and tracking the progress of your application.

Priority processing is given to any applications lodged online through ImmiAccount (where an online option exists).

Information relating to Australian Visa Application Centres, Panel Physicians and Police Checks is available by selecting Turkey from the location list on the Department of Home Affairs website.

If you still wish to contact the Department you can email immigration.ankara@dfat.gov.au​. If the answer to your question is contained in the auto-reply, you will not receive further correspondence.  Status enquires will only be responded to where your application processing time falls outside of the Department’s global processing times.

Refugee or Humanitarian decisions can take many months, or even years due to the number of applications we receive for resettlement each year.