Public Notices

Important information for OCI Card holders

Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA), in a Gazette Notification dated 23rd March 2012, has specified that OCI Registration booklets of OCI holders will be treated as their identification for any services rendered to them in India. It allows OCIs to give an affidavit, attested by a Notary Public, stating that a particular specific address in India may be treated as their place of residence in India. The relevant extract from the Notification is given below:

"State Governments should ensure that the OCI registration booklets of OCIs are treated as their identification for any services rendered to them. In case proof of residence is required, Overseas Citizens of India may give an affidavit attested by the notary public stating that a particular/specific address may be treated as their place of residence in India, and may also in their affidavit give their overseas residential address as well as e-mail address, if any.”

Launching of MEA Smart Phone App

Foreign Secretary has launched the "MEA India” – a Smart Phone App. The App is now available for downloading on Android phones and hand-held devices on ‘Google play’ and on all Apple devices at the App Store.

With this launch, Ministry of External Affairs is the first Ministry of the Government of India to have a mobile App that integrates its entire digital presence on a single platform. The MEA India App integrates relevant web pages of our Missions abroad as well as selected web pages of the websites relating to the Passport Seva Kendra, videos of the PD Division, Hajj and Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrimages.

Indian Diplomatic/Consular Missions all over the world are integrating their web page with the MEA website so that press releases that are put up by any of our Missions globally will appear immediately on a single module on the MEA App and therefore can be read by anyone anywhere in the world. Mobile Application Brochure Click here PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.(1.2 MB)

MEA Smart Phone App


Clerk – Local

Consulate General of India, Sydney invites applications from suitable candidates for temporary Posts of 2 Local Clerk at the Consulate General of India, Sydney at a monthly salary of AUD$ 3,150/-

The minimum educational qualification of a candidate should be graduate, having a good knowledge of computer operations (Viz. Microsoft Office, Outlook, Internet etc.) with typing speed of over 30 wpm in English, good command over English (IELTS), good communication skills, should preferably have previous experience of working in cultural/ media organization/associations, eligible to work full time and willing to work during flexible time schedules.

Interested candidates may send their resume latest by September 16, 2016 either through Email or by post to Administration, Consulate General of India, Sydney NSW 2000. The Consulate reserves the right to reject any application without conveying any reasons


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Caution to Indian Exporters/Businesses

When dealing with Australian businesses for import/export contracts, Indian businesses are advised to ask for the ABN of the Australian Business. These ABN details can beChecked online on the website of the Australian Business RegisterExternal website that opens in a new window. If business details do not match the ABN details of the database of Australian Business Register, please do not proceed with your business activity with such an entity. If an Australian business refuses to provide an ABN, please do not proceed with your business activity with such an entity.