Services for Australians
From 1 April 2016, Permanent Residency (PR) visa label of parents will not be accepted as evidence of an applicant’s citizenship. If the applicant was born in Australia on or after 20 August 1986 and one (or both) parents were Australian permanent residents at that time, the applicant must provide evidence of their own Australian citizenship with a citizenship certificate issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Applicants will need to apply for this using Form 119 and you should take into account DIBP and passport processing times before booking any travel. Further information can be found at the DIBP website.
In Chennai, consular services are provided on weekdays between, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, excluding public holidays. To book an appointment with the consular officer, please contact + 91 44 4592 1300.
In New Delhi, consular services are provided on weekdays, between 9.00 am until 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm, except on public holidays. Telephone enquiries on +91 11 41399900 will be answered between 8.30 am-1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm-5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
In Mumbai, consular services are provided on weekdays between, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, excluding public holidays. To book an appointment for passport and notarial services please contact +91 22 67574900 and the receptionist will connect you to the consular officer.
DFAT also provides Australians with emergency consular services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can contact the Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 within Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 from outside Australia or SMS +61 421 269 080.