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Additional Services

The services mentioned here are optional. To use them, you will need to pay an extra fee in addition to the visa application fee. You must pay this extra fee when you attend the visa application center only.

Walk-In Appointment Fee

With effect from 01 November, it will be mandatory to have an appointment for the submission of visa applications or enrolment of Biometrics at the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Applicants without appointment will be charged (Secondary Fee – USD 55) for the submission of their application or enrolment of Biometrics. Accommodating walk in appointments will be dependent upon Application centre’s capacity and slot availability.

SMS service - track your application

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. The service supports the transfer of SMS text into the language of your choice (English and Burmese languages are available).

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 USD 2.00 at the same time you submit your visa application form, supporting documents and biometric data at the visa application center .

Please read the SMS Service Disclaimer carefully before applying for this service.

Photocopying documents

There is a photocopying service at the visa application center for a fee of USD 0.50 for each sheet.

Prime time appointment

The Prime time appointment service is mainly aimed to facilitate working professional and business executives who would prefer to apply outside of their own normal working hours. Prime time appointment bookings allow applicants to make an appointment at the Australian visa application center at a convenient time, outside of normal business hours, at a cost of USD 70 for each appointment, plus the visa fee.

How to apply for the service

  1. How to apply for the service 1. Prime time appointments will be operated strictly under an appointment system online through the VFS website and offline only through email.
  2. For offline booking applicants will be given a confirmation of appointment which will have the booking reference number, the applicant’s name and passport number and details of the date and time of the appointment. Applicants will be required to bring a print out of this confirmation when they come to the VAC to submit their application.
  3. Applicant should follow the instructions on the Schedule an Appointment page of website
  4. For online bookings, applicants are given the option to book an appointment with the visa application center by selecting the prime time option from the drop down list available from the Book an appointment page. Prime time appointment slots will be allocated as per the table below
Prime Time Business Hours
Monday to Friday 15:30 hrs to 16:00 hrs

The service fee is non-refundable.

Important: This service does not imply or guarantee in any way that applicants using the prime time service will have a faster turnaround time or be successful in their visa application. All visa applicants must meet the requirements of the Australian immigration rules.

Document Printing Per Page

You can get Email printout of your document which you need to submit along with the application for USD 1.00

Document Scanning and Email per page

This facility is available for an additional fee of USD 2.0 (per page)

Document Witnessing per page

This facility is available for an additional fee of USD 2.0 (per page)

Assisted Form Filling Service (Paper Application):

This facility is available for an additional fee of USD 8.0 (per applications) inclusive of printing the form

Online Visa Assist (Immi Account):

This facility is available for an additional fee of USD 30 per application including supporting documents upload. Service charge will include upload of any subsequent documents as per the request of the Australian Embassy Only.