Message from the Indian Consulate General based in Melbourne

Message from the Indian Consulate General based in Melbourne

The Consulate General of India in Melbourne invites all international students to register your arrival with them via this online form. This will help the Consulate to serve you better, and keep you informed of the latest news and activities relating to India. You can also stay up-to-date by following their Facebook page.

Be aware of fraudulent calls

Some Indian nationals, who have recently arrived in or migrated to Australia,  have been receiving fraudulent calls from unauthorised persons about their Australian visa/immigration status.  At times the callers have even imitated the phone numbers allotted to the High Commission of India, Canberra or its Consulates in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or their Service Provider viz., M/s VFS Global.

Please be aware that these calls are not made by any authorised officials from these offices. It may be noteworthy that the Indian High Commission or its Consulates usually do not deal with the immigrant Indians regarding their Australian visa/immigration status.

The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Government of Australia and Australian Federal Police have been informed about these suspicious calls. Since this is a matter concerning Australian Visa, we suggest that the incidents should be reported to local police authorities and a copy of the report be forwarded to visa@hcindia-au.org. Guidelines are also available via this link.

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