Australian High Commission
Sri Lanka
Address: 21, Srimath R. G. Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo 7 - Telephone: +94 (0) 11 2463200 - Fax: +94 (0) 11 2686453

Immigration, Visas and Citizenship 

The visa office at the Australian High Commission Colombo processes visa and citizenship by descent applications for all those resident in Sri Lanka or the Maldives.Travellers of all nationalities, except citizens of Australia and New Zealand, will need to obtain a visa before travelling to Australia.

If you are unsure which visa fits your circumstances, the Visa Wizard << >>can help you

Important News 

New website -

From 1 July 2015, The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) will integrate with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the Department) and the Australian Border Force will be established.
To support the integration, a new website will be launched at From this date, internet searches for and will redirect to the new address.
The links on this site will be updated, however if you are having difficulties accessing our site, please visit our new site and follow the links


From 18 April 2015, the Australian Government is providing online access to passport holders of Sri Lanka to apply for a Visitor visa (visa subclass 600) and Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (visa subclass 400).

The online visa lodgement system is available to applicants at their convenience, seven days a week, without the need to apply in person or send in application forms by mail. Applications can be made at (see: Online Services). Please note, once an online application is submitted, clients will be contacted by email and asked to visit VFS Global to provide their biometrics (facial image and finger prints).

You are required to provide scanned copies of documents as part of your online application. Please ensure you provide complete applications and refer to the “Subclass 600” checklist. Further information can be found at the following link to ensure that all required information is provided:

Please note, your visa application may be refused if insufficient documentary evidence is provided.


Visa Application Charges (VACs) will change from 1 July 2015.

Further information on the Visa Application Charges from 1 July 2015 (link to attached document) will be available on the department’s website ( ) from 1 July 2015

Caution: Do not make travel commitments

Beware of Maritime Crew Visa scams
Changes affecting the family of boat arrivals to Australia
Changes to Health processing Arrangements
Notification of Decisions


 Visa and Citizenship Options

 Tourists and Business visas >> Student >> Transit >> Family migration >> Resident Return >> Work and Skilled Visa >> Citizenship >> Applicants from the Maldives


Quick Links 

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