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 

 Changes to Visa Application Charges

From 1 January 2015 our visa charges have changed. Current charges are available here:

Visa Arrangements for Cricket World Cup 2015

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2015

In January 2015, Australia will host the AFC Asian Cup 2015. All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. The visa you need will vary depending on your circumstances and the reasons for travel. For more information on the type of visa that would be applicable to your circumstances, including eligibility requirements and conditions, please see


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 

Application forms >> Visa fees >> Where do I apply >> Health requirements and medical examinations >> Visa evidencing >> Migration agents >> Client service >> Migration fraud