Visa applications on emergency basis are accepted only in cases of Medical Emergencies/Unfortunate event in the family or on the basis of Urgent Business Travel. Please note that for Emergency / Urgent Business Visa Applications, applicants / representative must visit a Visa Application centre with supporting documents and itinerary and lodge the application before 2:00pm, where the case will be presented to the High Commission/Consulate for urgent processing / issuance of Visa.
If approved, applicants / representative will be informed and an Emergency fee will be applicable. Urgent issued Visas can be given for a short validity with limited number of entries and the processing time is as under:
Emergency Processing Fees:
||Applications Lodged in Sydney: Visa issued next working day after 10:30am.
||Applications lodged in Canberra: Visa issued same day. Check with the centre for collection timing.
||Applications lodged in Perth: Visa issued the same day. Check with centre for collection timing.
||Brisbane & Adelaide: issued on 3rd day from date of submission at an Application centre. Check with the centre for collection timing.
||Applications lodged in Melbourne: Visa issued same day after 4:30pm
Consular Emergency fee of $141 + VFS Emergency Processing Fee of $88 (inclusive of GST) is applicable over and above standard fees based on Visa application type and Nationality. See Fees
for more details.
The above service is not available for the applicants who are Non-Australians without permanent residency and Nationals / Ex-nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, DPRK, Iran, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
The Visa Application
form must be printed and signed where applicable. Applicants must provide all the necessary documents mentioned in the checklist and the application must be complete to enable processing.
After Hours Emergency Service:
This Service is available only in case of a serious medical emergency or an unfortunate event in the family that requires immediate
emergency travel. This service is not available for business emergencies. Click here
This page is only for information on the emergency cases. Please select the appropriate category of visa from the Home Page
and apply online from the category you wish to apply.
For all type of applications, same day pick up requests will incur an additional VFS Emergency Processing Fee of Au$88.00 (inclusive of GST) including interim/complete withdrawal cases.