There are 3 ways to apply for a Tourist visa:

  • Electronically over the internet;
  • On a paper application form; or
  • Via a Service Delivery Partner (SDP).

The Visa and Citizenship Section of the Australian Embassy in Riyadh accepts appointments for temporary residence visa applications from Saudi nationals only. Entry into the Embassy is by appointment only. Appointments can be arranged by:

Phoning 4887788 ext 189

or by emailing:

Office hours are: Saturday to Wednesday 08:30am - 12:30pm.

As mentioned before, Saudi nationals may also choose to use the services of the service delivery partner, VFS, in the Kingdom. (VFS Global Services Pty Ltd is a commercial company working in partnership with the Common wealth of Australia to provide Australian visa application services in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Yemen.)

The Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs) in the GCC countries offer services which include collection of visa application documents, and charges as well as returning of passports to applicants.

Information Email ID:
VFS Contact Centre Number:
+971 4 355 19 58
VFS Facsimile:
+971 4 357 2073

Application Centre
Office no 87 & 88
2nd Floor
Al Safowah
Commercial Centre, Prince Mamdouh Bin Abdul Aziz Street

Application Centre
th Floor, Nizawi Centre4
King Abdullah Road

For more information on other types of visas (study - work .... etc.), please visit the following link: