Australian Embassy
Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia

Visas, Immigration and Citizenship

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:

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.



The Embassy is unable to provide responses regarding visa, citizenship or customs enquiries. You will need to visit the Department of Home Affairs’ website at


Latest News and Changes

Transit visa applications can only be lodged online - effective 1 July 2018
Changes to Credit Card Surcharge Rates for Visa and Mastercard payments - effective 1 July 2018
Changes to lodgement methods for 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
Work & Holiday Maker Program Quota


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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.