The services mentioned here are optional. To use them, you will need to pay an extra fee in addition to the Visa Application Fees. You must pay this extra fee when you attend the Visa Application Centre only.
Mode of payment for all the services listed below is Cash. A formal receipt will be generated for every completed transaction.
This facility is available for an additional fee of BDT 1,250/- (per application) including the supporting documents upload. Service charge will include upload of any subsequent documents as per the request of the Australian High Commission / Embassy Only.
Applicants can save time with the convenience of generating Online Health Declaration (HAP ID) at the Visa Application Centre. Appointed staff will provide assistance to visa applicants for completing and generating the Health Declaration.
The cost for this service is BDT 500.00 per application.
The VFS Global Premium Service Lounge facilities are available at the Australian visa application center in Dhaka. The Premium Lounge Service includes:
Important note: Your visa application will be processed and decided by the Department of Home Affairs . Use of the Premium Lounge does not affect the processing time of your application. All applicants will be required to follow the instructions on applying for a visa, which can be found on the How to apply page.
The Premium Service Lounge facilities cost BDT 2674/- including taxes. This charge is in addition to the visa application fee.
You may wish to book an appointment for the Premium Lounge, so that we can facilitate your application submission in time. Please schedule your appointment at least 24 hours prior to your desired appointment date. When you request an appointment, please provide the following details in the mail:
Once you have Scheduled your Premium Lounge appointment you will receive an email confirming the date and time of your appointment. Please print the premium lounge appointment confirmation and bring it with you on the date of your appointment.
Please note that prior appointment is not mandatory.
Please send a mail to the below e-mail address to book an
The assisted form filling service is a service that VFS offers to its clients at the Australian Visa Application Centres. Appointed staff will assist a visa applicant to complete a visa application form (Paper form only) at the VAC as an optional service. The cost for this service is BDT 1000/- per application.
Appointed staff will provide assistance to visa applicants for completing an ETA/E visitor application form at the VAC as an optional service. For eligibility criteria, please click here.
SMS news updates will be sent to you informing you of the status of your visa application. Once purchased you will receive several automated feedback messages to your mobile phone at various stages of the visa application process.
At the end of the process you will receive an automated email message to your registered email address provided in your application form, informing you that the Australian High Commission has arrived at a decision with regard to your application.
Please note that this SMS service will not update you on requests for additional documents or information made by the Embassy/High Commission. These requests will be sent via your email address.
You can buy this SMS service for an additional fee of BDT 150/- (per application) at the same time you submit your visa application form and supporting documents at the visa application centre.
Please read the SMS Service Disclaimer carefully before applying for this service.