Visas and Migration
The Australian Embassy in Kuwait does not have a visa or immigration section.
You can apply online for most Australian visas and citizenship here: Applying online or paper (homeaffairs.gov.au). This is the preferred and most efficient way to apply.
The Department of Home Affairs has a Service Delivery Partner agreement with VFS Global to provide biometric collection services in Kuwait through an Australian Biometric Collection Centre.
For information on topics not featured on this site, please visit the Department of Home Affairs’ main website: www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
The Department of Home Affairs is committed to building more efficient and effective ways of delivering accessible services through the use of digital channels such as ImmiAccount and Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO).
ImmiAccount is the 'front door' to our online services. After creating an ImmiAccount you can complete a number of services online - this includes:
- applying for a visa or citizenship
- updating passport details
- updating contact details
For assistance with using ImmiAccount, refer to the 'Technical help' tab.
► Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
VEVO is a free online service that allows visa holders to check the details and entitlements of their visa. You can also use VEVO to print a copy of your visa details to take with you when you travel, or email your visa details.
Visa holders may also download our free myVEVO app, which allows you to view and email your visa details via an Android or iOS mobile device.
Australian Biometric Collection Centre
The Department of Home Affairs has a service delivery partner - VFS Global - for the provision of visa application and biometric collection services.
The Australian Biometric Collection Centre in Kuwait is located at the following address:
Level 30, Arraya Centre
Sharq, Al-Shuhadaa St
Australian Visa Options
There are a number of visa options available for people who want to visit, work, study or live in Australia. To see which Australian visa might suit you, use our Visa Finder.
Lodging Your Visa Application
► Apply online: eligible applicants should apply online by creating an ImmiAccount.
To avoid processing delays, all documents and information to support your visa application must be submitted together at the time of application lodgement – see our information to help you prepare your application. You can expect your visa application to take longer to process if you have not provided all the required documentation when you apply.
After lodging your application
The Department of Home Affairs publishes current global visa and citizenship processing times on its website: Global visa processing times (homeaffairs.gov.au).
The processing times are updated monthly, providing clients with an up-to-date indicative timeframe of the time taken to process a particular visa type, at a point in time.