Australian Embassy
United Arab Emirates

Visas to Australia

The Department of Home Affairs at the Dubai Consulate-General no longer processes Australian visa applications. The Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai will not respond to enquiries regarding visa matters.


If you are seeking information on which visa to apply for please see: Explore visa options

You can lodge an online visa applications via ImmiAccount

Should you require assistance with your visa application, you may wish to consider engaging a Registered Migration Agent.  For more information go to: Using a migration agent

If you are required to provide biometrics, you will receive a formal request by email. You will need to book an appointment at the nearest Australia Biometrics Collection Centre, managed by VFS Global: Australian Biometric Collection Centres

To check the status of your visa application, or to contact the Department, please refer to the information at Contact us.

To find information regarding other related services available in your country, such as the nearest Australian Biometric Collection Centre or panel physician, you can select a country on the following web-page: Offices outside Australia.


Priority Processing Service for Visitor visa applications from UAE nationals

UAE passport holders applying online for a Visitor visa (subclass 600) have the option to select a Priority (fast-track) Service, for a fee of AUD $1000.

The visa processing section will endeavour to finalise the fast-track visa application within 48 hours (excluding weekends and public holidays) after the online application is submitted.

Please be aware: we do not guarantee that fast-track applications will be finalised within a 48-hour timeframe. If delays occur (irrespective of whether the delays are caused by us, the visa applicant, or another person or organisation) or if the Visitor visa application is refused, the fast-track fee will not be refunded.

The Department of Home Affairs does not recommend this service for applicants who have known health or character issues which will require further assessment, or an adverse immigration history.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully consider their personal circumstances before selecting the Priority (fast-track) Service.

Please note: applicants requesting urgent processing on compelling and compassionate grounds will be subject to normal priority processing arrangements, so it is not required to select the Priority Service when making an online visa application.

You can apply for a Visitor visa (subclass 600) at Visitor visa (subclass 600).


Refugee and Humanitarian visa applications

For information on Refugee and Humanitarian visas, including step by step information on how to apply, please refer to: Refugee category visas

Paper applications should be sent to:

PO Box 35201

Amman 11180