Biometrics and Medicals for Australian Visas.

Both Biometrics and Medical checks are required for some Australian visas.

Some visa applicants will need to provide biometrics at an Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) or an Australian Biometrics Collection Centre (ABCC).

The term ‘biometrics’ is not known by everyone, and some people are puzzled about what it actually is.

What are Biometrics for a Visa?.

Biometrics for an Australian visa include:

  • A photo of your face with a digital camera.
  • A scan all 10 of your fingertips with a digital finger scanner.

What are Medicals for a Visa?.

Many visa applications require a medical, especially Permanent visa applications. These are to check your general health, and see if you might be a financial liability on the Australian Medical system.

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The information we give is based on personal experiences, reading and formulation of available statistics.
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