Australian Embassy Moscow

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Australian Embassy Moscow: Your helpline in Russia written by: sonalr “There’s nothing like Australia”. Truly to its tagline, Australia offers a lot of opportunities for business, education and tourism. People who are residing out of Australia need variety of services regarding visa, passports and consular services. For the same reason Australia has setup their embassies and consulates in different countries. These embassies and consulates provide services to the locals as well as Australians living in the vicinity.

The Australian embassy of Russia is setup in Moscow. Australian Embassy Moscow provides a lot of services not only to the residents of Russia but also to the citizens and legal residents of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. However for the residents of Azerbaijan, they need to connect to the embassy in Ankara, Turkey for any services with respect to Australia. Australian Embassy Moscow is not only responsible for providing services to locals and Australians but also for maintaining the relationship between Australia and Russia.

Australian Embassy Moscow is opened from Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm. It is closed on Saturday, Sunday and declared public holidays. It is advisable to take an appointment prior to the visit to embassy. You can check the holiday calendar available on their website to plan your appointment.

For the people wanting to travel to Australia the Embassy processes the visa applications. They are enabled for handling visitor visa, temporary work visa (subclass 400), transit visa, student and student guardian visa, medical treatment visa, partner or spouse visa, child visa, other family visa and resident return visa. Visitor visa (subclass 600) can be further bifurcated into tourist visa or a business visa. One cannot work on business visa and it is intended only for business meetings. Transit visa is for people in transit for less than 72 hours. Visa application are generally filed through paper application however for visitor visa there is a provision of applying online for citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Ukraine. The details of how to apply and the documents required are available on the embassy website. The website provides wizard to find out which visa is applicable for your need as well as corresponding visa fee.

For the Australians living in Russia or the countries handled by Australian Embassy Moscow, the embassy provides various services like passport replacement for lost, expired or damaged passport, assisting in medical emergencies, assisting during war and natural calamities, provide contacts of local lawyers, help in connecting with friends or family for any monetary needs or if one get arrested or any other emergencies. In rare cases the embassy also provide emergency loan of small amount, however you may have to surrender your passport which you can get back only when the loan is paid back. You can connect with embassy to find out the upcoming events related to Australia. The website of Australian Embassy Moscow provides latest news and articles on the ongoing relationship between the countries. They also promote competitions for studying in Australia. However the embassy will not be able to help in providing legal assistance, arranging visa for other countries, obtaining birth certificate, marriage certificate and death certificate from Australia and some other specific needs.

If you are planning a trip to Australia or returning back to Australia, utilize the services provided by Australian Embassy Moscow. You can go through their website as it provides much more detailed information on various topics.

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Address and Contacts

  • Address: 10A/2 Podkolokolny Pereulok, 109028 Moscow, Russia
  • Telephone: 956 6070
  • Fax: 956 6170
  • Online: http://www.russia.embassy.gov.au/mscw/home.html