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Welcome to the website of the Australian Visa Application Centre for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Yemen in GCC. VFS Global is a commercial entity working in partnership with The Commonwealth of Australia to provide Australian visa application services in GCC.

Welcome to the website of the Australian Visa Application Centre for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Yemen in GCC. VFS Global is a commercial entity working in partnership with The Commonwealth of Australia to provide Australian visa application services in GCC.

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Scam alert - Migration fraud and scams

  • We are concerned by recent scam phone calls, claiming to be from the Department of Home Affairs , with the caller requesting money to progress visa applications. Click here for more details
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  • The Australian Visa Applications Centres in the GCC will resume limited operations from 02 November 2020 for Biometrics collection, strictly by appointment. Paper applications will not be accepted by mail or at the office. You can apply online for most visa and citizenship applications at: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/tools

    Current operational days and timing for the AVACs, except public holidays, are:

    • Operational days for UAE: Monday-Tuesday-Thursday
    • Operational day for Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia: Monday
    • Operational timings: 09:00 am to 04:00 pm

    Customers are required to make a prior appointment before visiting the centre as no walk-in appointments or in-person information services will be available. Customers needing assistance with completing their Visa form online can avail the service at the Visa Application Centres, for an additional fee. Please make this selection at the time of making your appointment.

    Travel restrictions are in place and subject to change. You cannot come to Australia unless you are in an exempt category or you have been granted an individual exemption to the current travel restrictions. Please check the Department of Home Affairs’ website for more information https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions

  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here

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TRACK YOUR APPLICATION

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If you have already submitted your visa application at the Australian Visa Application Centre in GCC, you can track your application here. Your status can also be tracked via SMS and email.

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News and updates

Additional Australian Visa Application and Biometric Collection Centres to resume limited operations....

Published on 28 October 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak...

Published on 19 September 2020

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  • Assisted Form Filling
  • Online Visa Assist
  • SMS Service
  • Photo Booth facility
  • Photocopy Service
  • Prime Time Service
  • SMS Service
  • SMS Service
  • Assisted Form Filling
  • Courier Service
  • Online Visa Assist
  • Photo Booth facility
  • Photocopy Service
  • Premium Service Visa Application Centre
  • Prime Time Service
  • SMS Service