Public Holidays / Closures
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS / CLOSURES – INDIA AND NEPAL

The Australia Visa Application Centre in India, Nepal and the Australian High Commission, New Delhi (visa section) will be closed for the following public holidays in 2014.

The Australian High Commission
Sr.No. Day Date Holidays
1 Wednesday 1 January 2014 New Year Day
2 Monday 27 January 2014 In lieu of Australia Day/Republic Day
3 Monday 17 March 2014 Holi
4 Friday 18 April 2014 Good Friday
5 Monday 21 April 2014 Easter Monday
6 Monday 9 June 2014 Queen’s Birthday
7 Friday 15 August 2014 Independence Day
8 Monday 18 August 2014 Janmashtami
9 Thursday 2 October 2014 Dashain/ Gandhi Jayanti
10 Friday 3 October 2014 Dashain/Navami/ Dusherra
11 Thursday 23 October 2014 Diwali /Tihar
12 Friday 24 October 2014 Goverdhan Puja/Tihar
13 Thursday 25 December 2014 Christmas Day
14 Friday 26 December 2014 Boxing Day
Visa Application Centre in New Delhi, Chandigarh &  Jalandhar
Sr.No. Day Date Holidays
1 Wednesday 1 January 2014 New Year Day
2 Monday 27 January 2014 In lieu of Australia Day/Republic Day
3 Monday 17 March 2014 Holi
4 Friday 18 April 2014 Good Friday
5 Monday 21 April 2014 Easter Monday
6 Monday 9 June 2014 Queen’s Birthday
7 Friday 15 August 2014 Independence Day
8 Monday 18 August 2014 Janmashtami
9 Thursday 2 October 2014 Dashain/ Gandhi Jayanti
10 Friday 3 October 2014 Dashain/Navami/ Dusherra
11 Thursday 23 October 2014 Diwali /Tihar
12 Friday 24 October 2014 Goverdhan Puja/Tihar
13 Thursday 25 December 2014 Christmas Day
14 Friday 26 December 2014 Boxing Day
Visa Application Centre in Kolkata
Sr.No. Day Date Holidays
1 Wednesday 1 January 2014 New Year Day
2 Monday 27 January 2014 In lieu of Australia Day/Republic Day
3 Monday 17 March 2014 Holi
4 Friday 18 April 2014 Good Friday
5 Monday 21 April 2014 Easter Monday
6 Monday 9 June 2014 Queen’s Birthday
7 Friday 15 August 2014 Independence Day
8 Thursday 2 October 2014 Dashain/ Gandhi Jayanti
9 Friday 3 October 2014 Dashain/Navami/ Dusherra
10 Wednesday 8 October 2014 Laxmi Puja
11 Thursday 23 October 2014 Diwali /Tihar
12 Friday 24 October 2014 Goverdhan Puja/Tihar
13 Thursday 25 December 2014 Christmas Day
14 Friday 26 December 2014 Boxing Day
Visa Application Centre in Bangalore and Chenna
Sr.No. Day Date Holidays
1 Wednesday 1 January 2014 New Year Day
2 Tuesday 14 January 2014 Pongal/Makarsakranti
3 Monday 27 January 2014 In lieu of Australia Day/Republic Day
4 Friday 18 April 2014 Good Friday
5 Monday 21 April 2014 Easter Monday
6 Monday 9 June 2014 Queen’s Birthday
7 Friday 15 August 2014 Independence Day
8 Monday 18 August 2014 Janmashtami
9 Friday 29 August 2014 Ganesh Chaturthi
10 Thursday 2 October 2014 Dashain/ Gandhi Jayanti
11 Thursday 23 October 2014 Diwali /Tihar
12 Friday 24 October 2014 Goverdhan Puja/Tihar
13 Thursday 25 December 2014 Christmas Day
14 Friday 26 December 2014 Boxing Day
Visa Application Centre in Cochin
Sr.No. Day Date Holidays
1 Wednesday 1 January 2014 New Year Day
2 Monday 27 January 2014 In lieu of Australia Day/Republic Day
3 Tuesday 15 April 2014 Vishu
4 Friday 18 April 2014 Good Friday
5 Monday 21 April 2014 Easter Monday
6 Monday 9 June 2014 Queen’s Birthday
7 Friday 15 August 2014 Independence Day
8 Monday 18 August 2014 Janmashtami
9 Friday 5 September 2014 Onam
10 Thursday 2 October 2014 Dashain/ Gandhi Jayanti
11 Friday 3 October 2014 Dashain/Navami/ Dusherra
12 Thursday 23 October 2014 Diwali /Tihar
13 Thursday 25 December 2014 Christmas Day
14 Friday 26 December 2014 Boxing Day
Visa Application Centre in Hyderabad
Sr.No. Day Date Holidays
1 Wednesday 1 January 2014 New Year Day
2 Tuesday 14 January 2014 Pongal/Makarsakranti
3 Monday 27 January 2014 In lieu of Australia Day/Republic Day
4 Monday 31 March 2014 Ugadi
5 Friday 18 April 2014 Good Friday
6 Monday 21 April 2014 Easter Monday
7 Monday 9 June 2014 Queen’s Birthday
8 Friday 15 August 2014 Independence Day
9 Friday 29 August 2014 Ganesh Chaturthi
10 Thursday 2 October 2014 Dashain/ Gandhi Jayanti
11 Thursday 23 October 2014 Diwali /Tihar
12 Friday 24 October 2014 Goverdhan Puja/Tihar
13 Thursday 25 December 2014 Christmas Day
14 Friday 26 December 2014 Boxing Day
Visa Application Centre in Mumbai - North, Mumbai - South & Pune
Sr.No. Day Date Holidays
1 Wednesday 1 January 2014 New Year Day
2 Monday 27 January 2014 In lieu of Australia Day/Republic Day
3 Monday 17 March 2014 Holi
4 Friday 18 April 2014 Good Friday
5 Monday 21 April 2014 Easter Monday
6 Monday 9 June 2014 Queen’s Birthday
7 Friday 15 August 2014 Independence Day
8 Monday 8 September 2014 Ganesh Visarjan
9 Thursday 2 October 2014 Dashain/ Gandhi Jayanti
10 Friday 3 October 2014 Dashain/Navami/ Dusherra
11 Thursday 23 October 2014 Diwali /Tihar
12 Friday 24 October 2014 Goverdhan Puja/Tihar
13 Thursday 25 December 2014 Christmas Day
14 Friday 26 December 2014 Boxing Day
Visa Application Centre in Ahmedabad
Sr.No. Day Date Holidays
1 Wednesday 1 January 2014 New Year Day
2 Tuesday 14 January 2014 Pongal/Makarsakranti
3 Monday 27 January 2014 In lieu of Australia Day/Republic Day
4 Friday 18 April 2014 Good Friday
5 Monday 21 April 2014 Easter Monday
6 Monday 9 June 2014 Queen’s Birthday
7 Friday 15 August 2014 Independence Day
8 Monday 18 August 2014 Janmashtami
9 Thursday 2 October 2014 Dashain/ Gandhi Jayanti
10 Friday 3 October 2014 Dashain/Navami/ Dusherra
11 Thursday 23 October 2014 Diwali /Tihar
12 Friday 24 October 2014 Goverdhan Puja/Tihar
13 Thursday 25 December 2014 Christmas Day
14 Friday 26 December 2014 Boxing Day
Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal
Sr.No. Day Date Holidays
1 Wednesday 1 January 2014 New Year Day
2 Monday 17 March 2014 Holi
3 Monday 14 April 2014 Nepali New Year
4 Friday 18 April 2014 Good Friday
5 Monday 21 April 2014 Easter Monday
6 Wednesday 14-May Buddha Jayanti
7 Monday 9 June 2014 Queen’s Birthday
8 Wednesday 1 October 2014 Dashain
9 Thursday 2 October 2014 Dashain/ Gandhi Jayanti
10 Friday 3 October 2014 Dashain/Navami/ Dusherra
11 Thursday 23 October 2014 Diwali /Tihar
12 Friday 24 October 2014 Goverdhan Puja/Tihar
13 Thursday 25 December 2014 Christmas Day
14 Friday 26 December 2014 Boxing Day

Please Note the VFS Australia Call Center will remain closed on the holidays which are applicable to New Delhi Center in the above list.