Australian Embassy
Saudi Arabia

Welcome to the Australian Embassy in Riyadh

Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Riyadh. This site contains a broad range of information on the Embassy’s services. Here you will find information on how to contact us, advice on the range of consular services available to Australian citizens, information on visa and citizenship arrangements and other practical information on matters such as trade and visas. This site can direct you to an extensive array of information about Australia and the Australian Government.

Accreditation to Bahrain, Oman and Yemen

The Australian Embassy in Riyadh is formally accredited to Bahrain, Oman and Yemen and has full responsibility for all aspects of the bilateral relationship including with respect to consular issues.

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Latest News and Events

From 1 January 2016 the following changes will apply:

  • Increased passport fees will apply. Please contact the Embassy for the most current fee.
  • There will be a discrete application fee for emergency passports. Emergency passports will still be processed within two business days where possible and once all required documentation has been provided.
  • From 1 January 2016, child applicants aged 16 or 17 will be issued with a 10-year passport instead of the five-year passport currently issued to children under 18. Applications must still include parental consent, and they must be personally lodged by the applicant together with a parent. The application fee will be the same as for adults, reflecting the longer validity of the passport to be issued. For more information about child passport applications, check the passport website:
  • Children and persons aged 75 years and over are no longer eligible for frequent traveller passports.

Job Vacancies

Immigration Liaison Officer

Applications are invited for the position of Immigration  Liaison Officer for the Department Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Australian Embassy in Riyadh.  This is a Locally Engaged Staff (LES) position whereby the successful applicant will be responsible for relocation costs.  Depending on experience, salary (LE2) will be between SR 7,375 – 7,949 per month including allowances for Transportation and Housing.  An extra month’s basic salary is paid each year as an Eid bonus.

All applications will be assessed against the selection criteria and must be supported with the following or they will not be considered:

  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae, including at least 2 Referees and their contact details.
  • Statement addressing the Selection Criteria (no more than 200 words per criterion).

 Please e-mail your applications to the Office Manager, Australian Embassy, e-mail: with Subject: PN 5749 & Applicant’s name.


The closing date for applications is COB Saturday 14 May 2016 and interviews for short-listed applicants will be held shortly thereafter.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo medical assessment and obtain an appropriate security clearance.



  • Ability to provide excellent client service to people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English and Arabic.
  • Ability to work effectively, cooperatively and flexibly in a team environment, demonstrated initiative,  respond to priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to undertake accurate clerical and administrative work using a computer system, including preparing and maintaining records within such systems.
  • Capacity to develop a sound understanding of DIBP legislation and policy and to apply both in relation to applications for entry to Australia.
  • Transferable Iqama.


The main duties of the job:

  • Liaising with government authorities in Saudi Arabia and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries on visa processing issues.
  • Facilitating requests from agencies in relation to visas for VIPs, requesting waivers and expedition of process of application, also providing advice on visa categories that can be lodged for the purpose of their travel.
  • Facilitating requests from Department of Border Protection (DIBP) posts/offices.
  • Facilitating notarial services required for or requested by DIBP.
  • Meeting with clients at the Embassy, providing necessary support.
  • Managing and archiving records.
  • Dealing with telephone and email enquiries.

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