|25 June 2014: Effective 27 June 2014, Applicants in Kenya will no longer be able to submit their Australian visa application with VFS Global. If you wish to apply Australian Visa please visit http://www.kenya.embassy.gov.au/nair/home.html for further information
Applications submitted in Ghana and Ethiopia will be processed
by the Visa Section of the Australian High Commission in Nairobi
Welcome to the website of the Australian Visa Application Centres in Kenya,
Ghana and Ethiopia.
VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd is a commercial company working in partnership with
the Commonwealth of Australia to provide Australian visa application services
in Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia.
The Australian Visa Application Centres (AVAC) in Nairobi, Accra and Addis
Ababa 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 High Commission in Nairobi in accordance with Australian immigration
legislation and policy. VFS 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
VFS Global is a specialist organisation with world-wide operations servicing
diplomatic missions in a range of locations. See our international website at
www.vfsglobal.com for more details about us.
Important note for visa applicants:
Applicants must lodge a complete and signed application form for the
appropriate visa subclass, 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
additional documentation in support of your application at the time of
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 an Australian VFS Visa Application Centre you can
track your application
You can track your application by entering your Passport Number and your
Receipt Number or Surname