Who is required to provide biometrics?
If you offshore for a visa that is part of a biometric programme or you are a citizen of a country that is part of a biometric programme, you will be required to provide your biometrics to the Australian Visa Application Center or to the Australian Biometrics Collection Center.
For more information about countries that are part of the biometric programme, please, visit the following link.
When should I provide my biometrics and where does the collection take place?
You must first apply for a visa online or in paper, and provide your biometrics later in the AVAC or ABCC centre after receiving the notification that your biometrics are required for your visa application to be completed.
If you want to find out the locations of the nearest AVAC or ABCC centres, please, visit the following link.
How does it look like?
Collecting biometric data consists of photographing your face with a digital camera and scanning all 10 fingerprints with a digital scanner.
For persons under the age of 16 or those who are unable to understand the procedure, collecting biometric data is done in the presence of a parent or a guardian.
Children under 5 who apply offshore and children under 10 who apply onshore do not give fingerprints, but they are only taken photos.
Fees biometric data collection
For biometric data collection there is a fee that you are required to pay at AVAC and ABCC centres. For more information about the prices, please, contact the nearest AVAC and ABCC centres.
Our Full Service includes the assistance of filling out the application for biometrics data collection and booking an appointment, but we can assist you in these matters independantly.
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