Our preferred lodgement method for applications is online through ImmiAccount. Online lodgement of the following visas is available to applicants in Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bangladesh:
- Visitor visas (subclass 600)*
- Student visa (subclass 500)
- Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400)
- Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) visa (subclass 401)
- Training and Research visa (subclass 402)
- Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) and Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100)
- Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300)
- Citizenship by descent
NOTE: Refer to our local visa checklists for guidance on the types of supporting documentation that should accompany your application.
By lodging and paying for your application online through ImmiAccount you will be able to, among other things, track the progress of your application, change your personal details, and upload any further requested information instantly. For a video on how to use ImmiAccount see: YouTube video on using ImmiAccount.
If you are unable to lodge an application online or the visa you wish to apply for cannot be applied for via ImmiAccount, applications must be lodged in person by appointment at the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC). The Australian Government an arrangement with VFS Global to receive visa and citizenship applications and conduct biometric collection services at the Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs) in Colombo and Dhaka.
For applicants in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, all enquiries related to visa requirements and information about lodging visa and citizenship applications please contact the VFS Global in Sri Lanka at:
- Telephone: +94720910103 or +94720910326
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For applicants in Bangladesh, all enquiries related to visa requirements and information about lodging visa and citizenship applications please contact the VFS Global in Bangladesh at:
- Telephone: +8809606777999 or +8809666911381 (for mobile users only)
- Email: email@example.com
NOTE: All applications submitted at an AVAC will be assessed and decided by the Department of Home Affairs. Staff at an AVAC will have no involvement in the decision-making process nor knowledge of the application outcome.