Australian High Commission
Pakistan
High Commission Address: Constitution Ave and Ispahani Road, Diplomatic Enclave No. 1, Sector G-5/4, ISLAMABAD - Telephone: +92 51 835 5500 - Fax: +92 51 282 0112

About the Australian High Commission in Pakistan

Head of Mission

Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan

Vacancies

EXPATRIATE LE 4 VISA PROCESSING OFFICER

The Immigration Section of the Australian High Commission Islamabad, Pakistan is currently recruiting for locally engaged Expatriate Visa Processing Officer (VPO) for an order of merit. The order of merit will be used to fill expected vacancies that arise over the next 12 months.

Please note that this position is open to citizens of Australia. Applications by nationals from New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada and the USA may also be considered. Pakistan dual nationals and those that hold a National Identity Card Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) are not eligible to apply for this position. The successful applicant must hold, or be able to obtain, an Australian government security clearance. Applicants should indicate in their application whether or not they currently hold an Australian clearance.

Please note that all relocation costs are at the expense of the successful candidate, including travel, shipment of personal effects and accommodation. You will also be required to arrange your own travel insurance. Applicants should inform themselves regarding living costs and conditions for expatriates in Pakistan. Australian citizens should make themselves aware of Australian taxation arrangements for Australian citizens working overseas. Applicants must be eligible to obtain a work visa. If necessary, the Australian High Commission may be able to provide a letter to assist in obtaining an appropriate work visa for Pakistan.

Applicants should indicate in their application whether or not they are a resident in Pakistan, and what their availability for commencement of duties would be.

Applications should include the following:

• Two (2) page claims addressing each of the six (6) selection criteria; and
• Short curriculum vitae, including contact details of two recent work referees.

See: Full datails of the vacany including duty statement and selection criteria

Applications should be submitted in writing by email to jobs.ahc-islamabad@dfat.gov.au

The closing date for applications is 12 midnight Pakistan time on Sunday 10 May 2015. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. For further information about this position please contact Ms Tracey Squires by email at tracey.squires@dfat.gov.au


Contact information

Physical Address

Constitution Ave and Ispahani Rd,
Diplomatic Enclave, No. 1
Sector G-5/4, Islamabad, Pakistan

Access

Access to the Diplomatic Enclave in Islamabad, where the High Commission is located, has been restricted by the Pakistani Government for security reasons. Access by bus is from the Diplomatic Shuttle Service located on the 3rd Avenue (University Road) from Murree Road (2km from the Convention Centre). An office has been set up at the bus station to sell tickets and direct customers to the bus.

Access to the High Commission on foot or car is either from the Foreign Office gate entrance on Constitution Avenue, or from the Shams gate entrance on Ispahani Road. Access to the High Commission via foot or car is subject to prior entry clearance, obtained from DPD (Diplomatic Protection Department) through the High Commission.
 

Postal Address

PO Box 1046, Islamabad, Pakistan

Telephone

+92 51 8355 500 (Switchboard)

Fax

+92 51 282 0112 (Admin/Consular)

+92 51 282 0189 (Executive/Political)

+92 51 282 1150 (Immigration)

+92 51 283 2108 (Austrade)

+92 51 282 0418 (Australian AID)

+92 51 282 3686 (Defence)

+92 51 282 1161 (AFP)

+92 51 282 6078 (DTZ)

Email

Information from the public provides important support to the Australian Government in its efforts to maintain the integrity of Australia's borders and immigration programs. If you have relevant information, email immigration.islamabad@dfat.gov.au

Note: Consular and Passport enquiries are for Australian Citizens only and visa enquiries will not be responded to. For all visa enquiries please contact the Immigration enquiries email above.

Opening Hours

The High Commission is open from:

08.00 am to 4.45 pm Monday to Thursday
08.00 am to 12.30 pm Friday

Public Holidays

2015
The Australian High Commission Islamabad will observe following Public Holidays in Year 2015:
Holiday Day Date
NEW YEAR DAY THURSDAY 1 JANUARY 2015
PAKISTAN DAY MONDAY 23 MARCH 2015
GOOD FRIDAY FRIDAY 3 APRIL 2015
EASTER MONDAY MONDAY 6 APRIL 2015
EID-UL-FITR* THURSDAY 16 JULY 2015
EID-UL-FITR* FRIDAY 17 JULY 2015
INDEPENDENCE DAY FRIDAY 14 AUGUST 2015
EID-UL-AZHA* WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2015
EID-UL-AZHA* THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2015
MOHARRAM (ASHOURA) FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2015
EID-E-MILAD-UN-NABI * WEDNESDAY 23 DECEMBER 2015
ADDITIONAL DFAT HOLIDAY THURSDAY 24 DECEMBER 2015
CHRISTMAS DAY FRIDAY 25 DECEMBER 2015
BOXING DAY (IN LIEU) MONDAY 28 DECEMBER 2015

Please note that the dates marked (*) are subject to the sighting of the moon.