Which Visas or Nationalities need to Supply Biometrics?.
The Australian Immigration department states that SOME Visa Applicants will need to supply their Biometrics with their visa application.
Biometrics are a photo of your face and your fingerprints, taken at an authorised biometrics collection centre.
- Some visa groups do NOT need to supply them.
- Visa application lodgements at some countries DO need to supply them.
Your biometrics are used to verify various aspects about you with other Australian or international agencies.
If you are in a group that requires the biometrics, you will need to provide them at an Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) or an Australian Biometrics Collection Centre (ABCC) .
You might need to check with Immigration, to see if you are in a relevant group, and their current page for this is at: immi.homeaffairs.gov.au
As at the date of this page, here are the main groups that need to provide Biometrics.
Visa Groups that require Biometrics:
100 – Partner
101 – Child
102 – Adoption
114 – Aged Dependent Relative
115 – Remaining Relative
116 – Carer
117 – Orphan Relative
400 – Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist)
403 – Temporary Work (International Relations)
408 – Temporary Activity
417 – Working Holiday
457 – Business (Long Stay)
462 – Work and Holiday
482 – Temporary Skill Shortage
491 – Skilled Work
494 – Skilled work (Employer Sponsored)
600 – Visitor Visa
602 – Medical Treatment
771 – Transit
300 – Prospective Marriage
309 – Partner (Provisional)
445 – Dependent Child
461 – New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary)
870 – Sponsored Parent
500 – Student
590 – Student Guardian
Countries of Lodgement that require Biometrics:
(regardless of nationality)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
As with many things, the information is not 100% clear.
A subclass 100 visa applicant, applying in Afghanistan, would need Biometrics, as they are in both lists.
But, would a subclass 100 visa applicant, applying in the UK need it?
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Some Visa Applicants might find an Experienced Australian Migration Agent of great assistance. - ai16