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 

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released its new My Health Declarations (MHD) service, which for the first time will enable clients to complete immigration health examinations electronically before lodging their visa applications. This will facilitate quicker processing times by allowing DIAC to receive decision ready visa applications. We recommend that all new visa applicants use this service to ensure priority processing.

Information on this new service is available here:
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Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4020 applies to most visa applications and provides for a visa to be refused if bogus documents or false and misleading information have been provided in support of a visa application. Applicants who are refused under PIC 4020 may also be subject to a three year visa ban.

The decision made on your visa application will be notified in writing. If you provide us with your email address, we will email your decision to you. The department cannot send decision letters by email if you have not authorised electronic communication.


 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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