Individuals and Travellers

Countries and Visa subclasses included in the Biometrics programme

Biometrics are collected at an Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) or an Australian Biometrics Collection Centre (ABCC) when an application is lodged in one of the countries listed below:​

CountryBiometric collectionSupervising Immigration Office
Algeria Teleperformance Australian Embassy, Cairo, Egypt
Bahrain VFS Global Australian Consulate-General, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bangladesh VFS Global Australian High Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bhutan VFS Global Australian High Commission, New Delhi, India
Cambodia VFS Global Australian Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Colombia CSC Australian Embassy, Santiago, Chile
Ethiopia Teleperformance Australian High Commission, Nairobi, Kenya
Fiji TTS Australian High Commission, Suva, Fiji
France Teleperformance Australian Embassy, Madrid, Spain
Ghana Teleperformance Australian High Commission, Nairobi, Kenya
Hong Kong VFS Global Australian Consulate-General, Hong Kong, China
Jordan Teleperformance Australian Embassy, Amman, Jordan
Kenya Teleperformance Australian High Commission, Nairobi, Kenya
Kuwait VFS Global Australian Consulate-General, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Lebanon Teleperformance Australian Embassy, Beirut, Lebanon
Malaysia VFS Global Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mexico CSC Australian High Commission, Canada, Ottawa
Myanmar VFS Global Australian Embassy, Bangkok
​​​New Zealand TTS Australian Consulate-General, Auckland
​Nepal VFS Global Australian High Commission, New Delhi, India
Nigeria Teleperformance Australian High Commission, Pretoria, South Africa
Oman VFS Global Australian Consulate-General, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Pakistan VFS Global Australian High Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan
Qatar VFS Global Australian Consulate-General, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Samoa TTS Australian High Commission, Suva, Fiji
Saudi Arabia VFS Global Australian Consulate-General, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Note: The Visa Office at the Australian Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia currently processes some visa applications lodged by Saudi Arabian nationals.
Visa Office, Australian Embassy, Riyadh
Singapore VFS Global Australian High Commission, Singapore
South Africa Teleperformance Australian High Commission, Pretoria, South Africa
Sri Lanka VFS Global Australian High Commission, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Thailand VFS Global Australian Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
Tonga TTS Australian High Commission, Suva, Fiji
Uganda Teleperformance Australian High Commission, Nairobi, Kenya
​United Arab Emirates VFS Global Australian Consulate-General, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Vietnam ​VFS Global

Australian Consulate-General, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Australian Embassy, Hanoi, Vietnam

Yemen VFS Global Australian Consulate-General, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Note: As there is no Australian Visa Application Centre located in Yemen, visa applicants will need to provide their biometrics at an AVAC located in any Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country.
Zimbabwe Teleperformance Australian High Commission, Pretoria, South Africa

Visa subclasses included in the biometric programme

Clients lodging visa applications in a country listed above, regardless of nationality, need to provide their biometrics. Below is the list of visa subclasses included in the programme.

Permanent Family visas

100 – Partner
101 – Child
102 – Adoption
114 – Aged Dependent Relative
115 – Remaining Relative
116 – Carer
117 – Orphan Relative

Visitors and Other Temporary visas

400 – Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity)
401 –Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity)
402 – Training and Research
403 – Temporary Work (International Relations)
417 – Working Holiday
457 – Business (Long Stay)
462 – Work and Holiday
600 – Visitor Visa
602 – Medical Treatment
771 – Transit

Temporary Family visas

300 – Prospective Marriage
309 – Partner (Provisional)
445 – Dependent Child
461 – New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary)

Student visas

570 – Independent ELICOS Sector
571 – Schools Sector
572 – Vocational Education and Training Sector
573 – Higher Education Sector
574 – Postgraduate Research Sector
575 – Non-Award Sector
576 – Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector
580 – Student Guardian

Other visas

Applicants for the following subclasses of visa might be required by an officer to provide their personal identifiers after the visa application has been lodged with us:

200 – Refugee
201 – In-country Special Humanitarian
202 – Global Special Humanitarian
203 – Emergency Rescue
204 – Woman at Risk

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Last modified Monday 18 May 2015

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