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Welcome to the website of the Australian Visa Application Centre for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Yemen.

VFS Global Services Pty Ltd is a commercial company working in partnership with the Commonwealth of Australia to provide Australian visa application services in the GCC countries and Yemen.

The Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs) in the GCC countries offer services which include collection of visa application documents, charges and biometrics as well as returning of passports to applicants. The AVACs operate within the guidelines of the client service principles of the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)
All applications will be assessed and decided by the Visa Section of the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai and the Australian Embassy in Riyadh in accordance with Australian immigration legislation and policy. VFS Application Centre staff do not have the authority to assess visa applications or make visa decisions.

All links and information on this website have been endorsed by the Australian Consulate-General.

VFS Global is a specialist organisation with world-wide operations servicing diplomatic missions in a range of locations. See our international website for more details about us.

Important note for visa applicants:

To make a valid application, applicants must lodge a complete and signed application form for the appropriate visa class, pay the appropriate visa application charge and provide their biometrics. Application forms for persons aged under 18 years must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

All supporting documents and information should be submitted together with the application. Any documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.

To avoid possible delays, you should include all relevant information and required documentation in support of your application at the time of lodgment.

If you do not provide all the specified documentation at the time you lodge your application a decision may be made on the basis of the available information. Australian migration legislation permits a decision to be taken at any time after the application has been lodged.

You may be charged a courier cost for any additional documents which you subsequently submit to the AVAC.

Step 1 : Select a visa subclass which is appropriate for the purpose of your travel to Australia and download the relevant visa application form.

Please note: You can also obtain a visa application form at the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC).
Step 2 : Your visa application may require supporting documentation For a list of supporting documentation required for your visa, see the checklists provided under “Visa Types”. Gather together required supporting documentation for your application.

To avoid delays all supporting documentation should be submitted at the time of application
Step 3 : Make an appointment with the AVAC to lodge your application and submit your biometrics
Step 4 : Lodge your visa application and submit your biometric data at an AVAC. The Australian Visa Office may contact you to request additional information.

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Step 5 : Please note: The visa decision notification letter will be emailed to you or your authorised recipient at the email address you have provided on your visa application form, unless otherwise requested at the time you lodge your visa application. Please ensure that you check you have received the notification letter in your Inbox and Junk file under Subject heading: Australian Visa-Decision Notification.

If you would prefer a hard-copy of the notification letter be sent to VFS for you to collect, please advise the counter officer at the time of the lodgment of your visa application.

Applicants should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalized later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful

If you have already submitted an application for a Visa at Australian Visa Application Centre in a GCC country, you can track your application here.

You can track your application by entering your Passport Number and your Receipt Number or Surname