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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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  • The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee (ADECDC) has reintroduced the need for a Green Pass on Alhosn App, effective 20 August 2021. It is now mandatory for all visitors to present Alhosn App showing the Green pass at the public entrances of the mall to be granted access to the Australian Visa Application Centre in Abu Dhabi. Children under 16 years, whose status will appear as Green on Alhosn App without the requirement of a test, will also be allowed entry.

    Customers intending to schedule their Australian biometric submission appointment in Abu Dhabi need to meet this requirement or you will be asked to return once you have a Green Pass on Alhosn App, and your current appointment cancelled. For more information, please visit: https://www.mediaoffice.abudhabi/en/health/abu-dhabi-emergency-crisis-and-disasters-committee-approves-entry-process-into-public-places-limited-to-those-vaccinated/

  • 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:
    https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Precautions-for-lifting-restrictions/Business-Leisure/Pages/Return-to-Work.aspx

  • 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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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

The Australia Visa Application Centers in Oman & Bahrain will be closed...

Published on 14 October 2021

The National Committee for Emergency Management in Oman has declared a 2 days holiday....

Published on 03 October 2021

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