The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority. Our ability to provide some services may be limited. If you require urgent assistance, please contact our Consular Emergency Centre, Canberra (Australia): +61 2 6261 3305.
Welcome to the website of the Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata. This site will provide you relevant links for Australians living and working overseas, as well as servicing Indian business and investment.
This office is responsible for Australia’s trade, commercial and investment interests in the eastern and north eastern Indian states of West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim and Tripura.
For Australians in distress, please call the Australian High Commission in New Delhi. If it is outside of business hours, you may call the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 62613305 . If they cannot resolve your issue from Canberra, they will make contact with a consular official in India who will get in touch with you. See Consular and Passport services.
Consular and passport services will continue to be provided by the Australian High Commission in New Delhi, until further notice.
The Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata does not process or advise on visa, migration or citizenship applications.
Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata
1A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata 700-071
West Bengal, India
Tel: +91 11 4910 5980
Latest News and Events
First Australia-India Leaders’ Virtual Summit
The first Australia-India Leaders’ Virtual Summit on 4 June 2020 concluded on a historic high with the two Prime Ministers elevating the Australia-India relationship to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Nine agreements were announced/signed during the summit. Links below for more information:
Senator the Hon Marise Payne announced the appointment of The Hon Barry O’Farrell AO as Australia’s next High Commissioner to India. Mr O’Farrell will also have non-resident accreditation to Bhutan. Minister Payne also thanked the outgoing High Commissioner Ms Harinder Sidhu for her significant contribution to advancing Australia’s interests in India since 2016. Link to the Media Release
Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women has announced 11 recipients of this year’s Australia India Council (AIC) award grants. These projects will help in deepening our engagement & relationship with India and also promote a better understanding between our two countries. Link to the Media Release: https://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2019/mp_mr_190918.aspx
Applications to sponsor a parent for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa are open. Once a sponsorship application has been approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa. Applications for the visa are intended to open from 1 July 2019. For more information including sponsor eligibility criteria, number of places available and costs, please visit the Home Affairs website.
Meet Andrew Ford, the consul general of the recently reopened Australian consulate general in Calcutta - Interview with the Telegraph newspaper
Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Her Excellency Ms Harinder Sidhu, and Australia’s Consul-General's in Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai paid their respects to martyrs who lost their lives in service to their country. Anzac Day, commemorated on 25 April, marks the anniversary of the first major military action by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) in 1915 during the First World War. Approximately 16,000 Indian troops fought alongside the ANZACs in Gallipoli and around 1,600 lost their lives. Over 8,700 troops from Australia and 2,779 from New Zealand died in that conflict, marking both nations’ greatest loss of life in a single battle.
Opening of the Australian Consulate-General Kolkata
The Australian Consulate-General opened on 26 March 2019. The Australian Consul-General to Kolkata, Mr Andrew Ford, commenced on 10 April 2019. He was joined by wife Mrs Christine Ford. For more information, see the "About Us" section.