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On behalf of all of my colleagues at the Australian Embassy in Moscow, I would like to welcome you to our website. This website is designed for a range of different clients including those seeking information on immigration, visas, business opportunities and consular information, on each of which there are separate distinct sections.
It does not aim to be encyclopaedic but rather suggests linkages where visitors to the site can find a wide range of information not covered specifically on our website.
For Australian citizens we attempt to provide information relevant to living or travelling in the region as well as on events taking place in the region which have an Australian aspect to them.
I hope you find this a useful starting point and I look forward to any feedback on how we can make the website more useful.
Paul Myler, Ambassador
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Consular and Passport Services: Update
- Read here - From 1 October 2015, Russian nationals applying for Australian Visitor visas (subclass 600) and Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visas (subclass 400) will be able to apply online by creating an ImmiAccount on the Border.gov.au website. For additional information, click here
- On 1, 2, 3 and 5 October 2015, Australian Embassy representatives will be present in Astana, Kazakhstan.
- On 25 September and on 12 October 2015, Australian Embassy representatives will be present in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
- To make an appointment for a passport interview or a particular notarial service in Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan, please contact email@example.com or +7 (495) 956 6070. Please note that from 1 July 2015, a personal interview is required when lodging an application for Australian passports.
- Read here - From 1 August 2015, clients seeking non-emergency consular or passport services will be required to schedule an appointment prior to presenting to the Australian Embassy in Moscow. This change will assist us in continuing to provide clients with an efficient and effective service, in face of the increased processing burdens required to interview passport applicants in person; and following the expansion of our notarial service to include apostilles.
Holiday in Australia
- Looking for destination information? Go to australia.com for information about things to do and places to go in Australia. You’ll also find lots of helpful tips, facts and tools to help you create your dream holiday.
- Read here - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Eid ul-Adha 2015 message
- Read here – article published in the Financial Times by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and colleagues on the need for an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for downing MH17
- Read here – Prime Minister Tony Abbott's address to the MH17 National Memorial Service
- Read here – Prime Minister Tony Abbott's media release on the anniversary of MH17’s downing.
- Read here - Malaysia Airlines MH17: Julie Bishop on the depth of grief one year on
- Read here - Foreign Minister The Hon Julie Bishop MP's Ramadan 2015 statement
- Read here- On 29 May, the technical advisers to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee released their draft decision on the state of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, which concluded the Reef is not World Heritage ‘in danger’.
- Read here- Important changes regarding Australian Passport applications lodged overseas, coming into effect from 1 July 2015.
- Read here - Foreign Minister Bishop's media release on Australia’s new Consular Strategy 2014-16 and updated Consular Services Charter. The Strategy and Charter explain what the Australian Government can and cannot do for Australian citizens, if something goes wrong when travelling overseas.
- Read here - Prime Minister Abbott's media release on expanded sanctions against Russia.
Anzac Day 2015
Australians and New Zealanders attended an Anzac Day service organised by the Australian and New Zealand embassies in Moscow on Saturday, 25 April 2015. Following the dawn service, the Ambassadors of Australia and New Zealand each laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexandrovsky Sad.
Read here - The Australian Ambassador's Anzac Day 2015 address and message to the community.
The ANZAC community in the Kyrgyz Republic held a traditional dawn service held at the Ataturk Park in Bishkek, followed by a breakfast at Sierra Coffee.
- Message from the Prime Minister
Read here - Prime Minister Abbott's Media Release on the centenary of the Australian landing at Anzac Cove.
- Foreign Minister in Belgium
Read here - Foreign Minister Bishop's Media Release on Anzac Day Commemorations in Ypres, Belgium.