|11 March 2013: From 2 April 2013, student visa applicants who are Afghan or Pakistan nationals living in Pakistan can submit their applications and provide their biometrics at an AVAC in Pakistan. Previously, it has only been possible to submit a student visa application directly to the Adelaide Offshore Student Processing Centre in Australia. Applications submitted through an AVAC,will be couriered securely to the Adelaide Offshore Student Processing Centre in Australia within seven days.
Welcome to the website of the Australian Visa Application Centre in Pakistan.
Gerry’s International is a commercial company, representing VFS Global in Pakistan, and working in partnership with the Commonwealth of Australia to provide Australian visa application services in Pakistan.
The Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs) in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi offer services which include collection of visa application documents, charges and biometrics as well as returning of passports to applicants. The AVAC operates within the guidelines of the client service principles
of the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).
All applications will be assessed and decided by the Visa Section of the Australian High Commission in Islamabad in accordance with Australian immigration legislation and policy. Gerry’s staff do not have the authority to assess visa applications or make visa decisions.
All links and information on this website have been endorsed by the Australian High Commission.
Important note for visa applicants:
To make a valid application, applicants must lodge a complete and signed application form for the appropriate visa subclass, pay the appropriate visa application charge.
Applicants will also need to provide biometrics.
Application forms for a person aged less than 18 years must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
All supporting documents and information should be submitted together with the application. Any documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
To avoid possible delays, you should include all relevant information and additional documentation in support of your application at the time of lodgement.
Checklists are available under Visa Types to help you make sure that you have included all the necessary documentation. If you do not provide all the specified documentation at the time you lodge your application a decision may be made on the basis of the available information. Australian migration legislation permits a decision to be taken at any time after the application has been lodged.
If you have already submitted an application for a visa at one of the Australian Visa Application Centres in Pakistan you can track your application here
You can track your application by entering your VLN number (Receipt Number)
and your Date of birth.