From Monday 3 July 2018, the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in Harare, Zimbabwe will become an Australian Biometric Collection Centre (ABCC). You will no longer be able to lodge a paper visa application for Australia at this centre in Harare, and are advised to submit your visa application via ImmiAccount.
The Harare ABCC will serve two primary functions:
- Collection of biometrics (photograph and fingerprints) from Australian visa applicants requested in writing to provide them; and
- Information services for pre-lodgement enquiries through the TLScontact call centre on +27 (0)12 472 3800
If you are unable to lodge online, or are required to lodge a paper application, then you must courier your application to the Service Delivery Partner TLScontact in Johannesburg, South Africa. Please note this option will also incur a service fee payable to TLScontact.
Please note you are required to book an appointment to provide biometrics which can be done through the TLScontact website. Walk-in appointments will not be accepted.
For more information about Australian Visa and Citizenship, please refer to: Individuals and Travellers