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Step 1

Select a visa subclass which is appropriate for the purpose of your travel to Australia and download the relevant visa application form.

If you are lodging a Citizenship by Descent application, please click here

Please note: You can also obtain an application form at the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC).

Step 2

Your application may require supporting documentation. For a list of supporting documentation required for your visa, see checklists provided under Visa Types. Gather together the required supporting documentation for your application.

To avoid delays all supporting documentation should be submitted at the time of application.

Step 3

Organise your application charge and the service fee payments. Please refer to “Application Fees” tab for the payment information under each Visa Type.

Step 4

The prior online appointment for application submission is a mandatory requirement. Schedule an Appointment to visit the AVAC and lodge your application and submit your biometrics.

If you are applying by mail or courier, you do not require an appointment.

Step 5

Submit your visa application in person or by mail to the relevant AVAC. The relevant Australian Visa Office may contact you to request additional information.

You may either walk-in or you can set an appointment. The appointment scheduling system is available at click here

Submit your visa application to the AVAC at 135 Cecil Street

#08-01, Philippine Airlines Building,

Singapore 069536

If your application is urgent you may include a covering letter explaining your circumstances and any relevant dates. In fairness to all applicants who apply in good time, requests to expedite applications will only be made in exceptional circumstances. Poor planning of travel arrangements is not an exceptional circumstance. It is strongly recommended you apply well in advance of your intended travel date (at least one month in advance is recommended for visitor visas) and that you do not make any irreversible travel arrangements until you have been granted your visa.

Important note for visa applicants:

All applications will be assessed and decided by the Visa Office of the Australian High Commission in Singapore in accordance with Australian immigration legislation and policy. VFS Centre staff do not have the authority to assess applications or make decisions.

Applications made in Singapore by customers who do not reside in Singapore may need to be transferred to the customer’s country of residence for processing, depending on the nature of the application. This may result in delays in finalising an application.

Biometrics will be collected from visa customers, who are lodging paper application, irrespective of their nationality, who are in Singapore at the time of making a visa application to enter Australia unless they are excluded or exempted from the Programme.

Customers must lodge a complete and signed application form for the appropriate application subclass, pay the appropriate application charge and service fee. Application forms for persons aged under 18 years must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

All supporting documents and information should be lodged together with the application. Any documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.

To avoid delays in your visa application, it is advised that everyone included in the visa application must be present during the time of lodgment as the biometrics will be collected.

Kindly ensure that the following is with you once you submit your visa application.

  • Original passport (for the biometrics collection)
  • Complete and signed application form
  • Relevant supporting documents as mentioned in the checklist.

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.

For online visa applicants

In order to provide your biometrics data/personal identifiers, you must bring the following to the Australian Visa Application Center:

  • Print out the letter from the Department of Home Affairs requesting you to provide biometrics/personal identifiers
  • Original passport used for the online application
  • Service fee of SGD 51.00 - the service fee can be paid by cash or locally issued bank draft (Payable to “VFS SINGAPORE PTE LTD”)

More information on biometrics collection is available in the following website and fact sheets:
Biometrics collection outside Australia

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