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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Entry to the Australian Visa Application Centre in Bahrain has been subject to the ‘Alert Level Traffic Light System’ regulations introduced by the Bahrain National Medical Taskforce since May 2021. Restrictions prevalent in Bahrain will apply and govern entry to the AVAC, if the Alert Level is at Yellow, Orange or Red. There will be no restrictions imposed on Customers when Bahrain is under a Green Alert level. Please familiarise yourself with these before planning your visit to our Centre
For more information on the Alert Levels from the Bahraini Government, please visit: https://www.moh.gov.bh/COVID19/Details/4898
In keeping with the latest announcement by the State of Qatar, Ministry of Public Health, Ehteraz Application is to be download by all customers visiting malls or offices. Entry to the Australian Visa Application Center in Qatar will be limited to those customers whose status in the Ehteraz Application is Green.
All customers intending to schedule their Australian biometric submission appointment in Qatar need to meet this requirement or you will be asked to return when you have met this requirement, and your current appointment cancelled. For more information, please visit:
In keeping with the latest directive from the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia, effective 01 Aug 2021, entry to the Australian Visa Application Centres in Al Khobar, Jeddah and Riyadh will be restricted to customers showing an “Immuned” status on their Tawakkalna App. Customers intending to schedule their Australian Biometric submission appointment in Saudi Arabia will need to meet this requirement or you will be asked to return when you have met this requirement, and your current appointment cancelled. For more information, please visit: https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2229253
The COVID-19 Emergency Committee in Kuwait announced, effective Sunday, 27 June 21, non-vaccinated people will be barred from entering large public spaces in Kuwait such as malls, restaurants, gyms and salons. People who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with their vaccination status in the ‘Immune’ or ‘my Mobile ID’ application showing as Green or Orange will be permitted entry inside the mall. Those whose status is showing as Red will be denied entry.
All customers intending to schedule their biometric submission appointment to the Australian Visa Application Centre in Kuwait will need to meet these requirements or you will be asked to return when you have met these requirements, and your current appointment cancelled. For more information, please visit: https://corona.e.gov.kw/En
The Australian Visa Applications Centres in the GCC resumed limited operations on 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.
Timings: 09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Operational day for Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia : Monday
Timing: 09:00 am to 01:00 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
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