When do I need to get my photograph and fingerprints taken?

If you are applying at an Australian Visa Application Centre outside Australia, you should get your photograph or fingerprints taken when you lodge your visa application.​

​If you lodge your application online or by post or courier without your photograph or fingerprints, we will contact you and ask you to get them taken within a certain time. This is usually 14 - 28 days from the date you are asked.

If you need extra time to have your photograph and fingerprints taken, you will need to contact us as soon as you can.