Visa applications may be lodged at the Australian Visa Application Centre. For methods of payment accepted at the
Australian Visa Application Centre GCC.
Demand bank drafts drawn on a UAE bank only (and in AED) should be made payable to 'Australian Consulate-General Austrade – official public account'. Only Demand Drafts issued with MICR codes will be accepted.
Payments using credit card will be processed in Australian dollars (AUD). We accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners and JCB. When paying by a credit card you may incur a credit card surcharge, banking and currency conversion fees and you will need to accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.
Prior to lodging your application, you may need to notify your bank of an upcoming foreign credit card transaction. Failure to do so may result in your transaction being declined. Without payment your application is invalid.
Credit card transactions processed in Australian dollars (AUD) are processed in Australia. A
credit card surcharge may apply to transactions made using your credit card.
For credit card payments use the
Payment Details Form - 1440.
Making payment in Australia
Fees may be paid at any of our offices in Australia. Once the fee has been paid, you will need to provide a copy of the receipt with your application.
When lodging a Partner visa and Citizenship by descent applications at VFS Global, two payment options are available:
VFS Global will not accept any other payment method for Partner visa applications and Citizenship by descent applications.
Regardless of your nationality, if you are lodging a paper-based visa applications in the United Arab Emirates, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries and Yemen you will be required to attend an AVAC in person to lodge your application and provide your biometrics. A 10 digit fingerprint scan and a facial photograph will be collected.
Applications for Citizenship by Descent can be lodged at this office or at any of the Australian Visa Application Centres in the UAE or the GCC, excluding Australian Visa Application Centres in Saudi Arabia.
Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, and applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship should be lodged at the
Canberra office in Australian Capital Territory.