Individuals and Travellers

Countries and Visa subclasses included in the Biometrics programme

If you are lodging a visa application in a country included in the biometrics programme, regardless of nationality, you might need to provide your biometrics in relation to each visa application you lodge. 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. For more details on how to provide your biometrics, check the website of the AVAC or ABCC provider in your country.

If you have travelled to Australia without providing your biometrics in the country in which you lodged, you must contact the immigration office processing your application to make suitable arrangements.

CountryBiometric collection location
(AVAC or ABCC)
Albania TLScontact
Algeria TLScontact
Bahrain VFS Global
Bangladesh VFS Global
Bhutan VFS Global
Bosnia and Herzegovina TLScontact
Cambodia VFS Global
Colombia CSRA
Egypt TLScontact
Ethiopia TLScontact
Fiji TTS
France TLScontact
Ghana TLScontact
Hong Kong VFS Global
Jordan TLScontact
Kenya TLScontact
Kuwait VFS Global
Lebanon TLScontact
Malaysia VFS Global
Mexico CSRA
Myanmar VFS Global
​​​New Zealand TTS
​Nepal VFS Global
Nigeria TLScontact
Oman VFS Global
Pakistan VFS Global
Peru CSRA
Qatar VFS Global
Samoa TTS
Saudi Arabia VFS Global
Singapore VFS Global
South Africa TLScontact
Sri Lanka VFS Global
Thailand VFS Global
Tonga TTS
Turkey VFS Global
Uganda TLScontact
​United Arab Emirates VFS Global
Vietnam ​VFS Global
Yemen VFS Global
Zimbabwe TLScontact

Visa subclasses included in the biometrics programme

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 Specialist)
403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) – Government Agreement, Foreign Government, Domestic Worker (Diplomatic/Consular), and Privileges and Immunities streams
408 – Temporary Activity – Invited Participant, Australian Government endorsed  event, exchange, sport, religious worker, domestic worker (executive) and research activity types
417 – Working Holiday
457 – Business (Long Stay)
462 – Work and Holiday
600 – Visitor Visa
601 – Electronic Travel Authority (if not applied for electronically)
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

500 – Student
590 – 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