Australian High Commission
India
High Commission address: 1/50 G Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021 - Telephone: +91-11-4139 9900 - Fax: +91-11-4149 4490

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PA/16/07                                                                                  25 September 2007

Australian High Commission has new service delivery partner for visa services

From 1 October 2007, the Australian High Commission in India will have a new service delivery partner, VFS Global Service, for Australian visa services.

The Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), New Delhi, has entered into an agreement with VFS Global Service to provide new visa application and collection centres that will commence operations on 3 October 2007. Locations for these centres can be found at: www.india.highcommission.gov.au or www.vfs-au-in.com.

VFS Global Services application centres are located at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Cochin, in India and at Kathmandu in Nepal.

Information about visa requirements and application forms for travel to Australia will be available at any of the VFS visa application centres that can be contacted by telephone, e-mail or in person. Anyone seeking to apply for a temporary visa for study, business and tourism, or for family migration, will be able to lodge their application at a VFS application centre.

The visa application centres will provide a comfortable client waiting area and have sufficient capacity to ensure clients are not required to wait for extended periods. Clients will also be able to track the delivery and return of their passports via the VFS website at www.vfs-au-in.com.

For further information, please contact, Ms Lyn Reitano, First Secretary (Immigration), Australian High Commission, on 011 4139 9900.