Visa Procedures of Australia

Special Notes

  • Pre appointment is required for visa submission.
  • Every applicant must present during the visa submission.
  • Visa processing time – 30 working days.
  • The Australian Government does not require holders of Australian visas to have a visa label in their passport. AHC is issuing electronic visa decision.

Visa Requirements

Visitor Category

Applicant Documents:

  • Personal request letter by main applicant – mentioning all members names and passports numbers.
  • Financial Documents – Savings/Current A/Cs, FD Certificates, Shares/Stocks (Originals balance confirmation with six months statements).
  • Company Letter – If employed.
  • Business Registration / 6 months Company Bank Statement / Tax payment details for past two years- If holing directorship.
  • Pay slips for the last 6 months.- If applicable.
  • All family members Birth Certificates (Original language with the English translation).
  • Marriage Certificate (Original language with the English translation).
  • Property Deeds.
  • Vehicle Registration.
  • Travel Itinerary.
  • Hotel Confirmation / or details from inviting party

Inviting Party Documents- Accommodation:

  • Invitation letter.
  • Passport bio page copy- if Australian citizen or immigration documents.
  • Birth certificate/ marriage certificate- if blood relation only.
  • Six months bank statements – if supporting financially.
  • Tenancy agreements.- if applicable

Business Category

Applicant Documents:

  • Personal request letter by main applicant.
  • Company visa request letter – If employed.
  • Business Registration / 6 months Company Bank Statement / Tax payment details for past two years- If holing directorship.
  • Pay slips for the last 6 months.- If applicable.
  • Company six months bank statements with last year audit report.
  • All family members Birth Certificates (Original language with the English translation).
  • Marriage Certificate (Original language with the English translation).
  • Travel Itinerary.
  • Hotel Confirmation.
  • Personal Financial Documents – Savings/Current A/Cs, FD Certificates, Shares/Stocks (Originals balance confirmation with six months statements).- Optional

Inviting Party Documents:

  • Invitation letter.
  • Event Agenda (if it is conference/ exhibition/ workshop).

Holiday Notice

Date Day HOLIDAYS 2019
1-Jan Tuesday New Year’s Day
15-Jan Tuesday Tamil Thai Pongal
4-Feb Monday Sri Lanka National Day
15 April Monday Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day
19 April Friday Good Friday
1-May Wednesday May Day
20-May Monday Day after Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
5-Jun Wednesday Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day)*
16-Jul Tuesday Esala Full Moon Poya
13-Sep Friday Binara Full Moon Poya Day
7-Oct Monday Labour Day
25-Dec Wednesday Christmas Day
26-Dec Thursday Boxing day
27-Dec Friday Additional DFAT Public Holiday

Contact Information

High Commission of Australia

Address: 21, R G Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo 7.

Telephone: +94 112 463 200, +94 112 463 270

Fax: +94 112 682 311

Website: srilanka.embassy.gov.au

E-mail: ahc@sri.lanka.net

The Australian Visa Application Centre

Address: No : 75, Arnold Ratnayake Mawatha, Colombo 10, Postal Code – 01000