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Australia Announces Change to Visa Lodgement and Processing for Clients in Azerbaijan
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
As part of the DIAC Transformation Program, on September 3 the Department announced changes to visa lodgement and processing for clients in Azerbaijan.
According to the announcement, from September 3, 2012 all applications for Australian visas lodged by Azeri and other nationals residing in Azerbaijan will no longer be assessed and decided at the Australian Embassy, Moscow. Those applications will be transferred to the Australian Embassy, Ankara.
From that date, all new visa applications from Azeri and other nationals residing in Azerbaijan should be submitted to the Australian Embassy, Ankara by post or courier to:
The change does not apply to Azeri nationals who reside in Russia, which means those applicants should continue to lodge their visa applications at the Australian Embassy, Moscow. All visa applications lodged at the Australian Embassy, Moscow before September 3, 2012 will continue to be assessed and finalised by the Australian Embassy in Moscow.
In the announcement, the DIAC also noted that the Australian Embassy in Ankara only accepts Turkish lira as payment for visa applications. Visa applicants who require a medical examination should continue to approach the Australian panel doctor in Baku.If you are interested in Australian visas, contact Migration Expert for information and advice on which visa is best suited to you. You can also try our visa eligibility assessment to see if you are eligible to apply for a visa to Australia.