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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
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
All links and information on this website have been endorsed by the Australian
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
To avoid possible delays, you should include all relevant information and
required documentation in support of your application at the time of lodgement.
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.
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