On 5 December 2010, Australia introduced a new visa application procedure for visa applicants resident in Bangladesh.
Clients making paper-based visa applications with the Australian High Commission, regardless of nationality, will need to provide their fingerprints and a digital facial photograph as part of visa application processing.
Making Visa and Citizenship applications in Bangladesh
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Dhaka has a Service Delivery Partner arrangement with VFS Global to provide Australian visa lodgement services. All applications lodged in Bangladesh for Australian visas can be lodged at the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in Dhaka and biometrics can be collected at the same time.
IMPORTANT: All people, regardless of nationality, lodging paper-based visa applications in Bangladesh will be required to attend an Australian Visa Application Centre in person to provide their biometrics.
If you send your application directly to the Australian High Commission, you will still be required to provide your biometrics and by not lodging directly with the AVAC, you may delay the processing of your application.
The Australian Visa Application Centre in Sylhet is closed from 31 January 2012. From 1 February 2012, all visa applicants will need to attend the Australian Visa Application Centre in Dhaka. The address is:
Delta Life Tower
Plot #37, Road # 45, 90 Gulshan North, Commercial Area, Dhaka
For more information on biometrics, please click here.