Frequently Asked Questions
We only accept Cash (AUS$) or Money/ Postal Orders.
Please make out payments to ‘Consulate General of Sri Lanka’ if you are using money/ postal orders. We do not have EFTPOS or credit card facilities.
Yes, you do have to submit your original documents and copies along with the applications if you’re submitting in person at the Consulate, however we will be returning back your original documents upon examining them.
No. You do not need to submit the original documents requested if you are posting your application.
We only require certified copies of the original documents signed by an authorised person.
You can apply for a new passport by downloading “Form K” from our website (www.slcgmel.org) and submitting it in person with the supporting documents or by posting to us. Relevant instructions are given in the website.
When posting applications to the consulate, applications send via registered post will only be accepted. Please include, in addition to the application requirements, a self-addressed registered envelope in which the passport can be posted back to the applicant (make sure you do not tear off the slip on the envelope to be posted back to you).
Please note: Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Melbourne does not take responsibility for any loss in the post.
The Consulate should be informed of any change of address via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NMRP (Non-Machine Readable Passport)” Emergency Passport”
C. Registration of Births
E. Police Clearance certificates
The Consulate General cannot mention about exact time period of an outcome of your application. If you have not heard about a decision on your application from the Department of Immigration & Emigration it would be appropriate for you to wait until a decision is taken on your application before attempting to obtain Australian citizenship.
Yes, if you are staying in Sri Lanka for more than 24 hours you need to obtain a visa.
Please visit www.eta.gov.lk for online visa applications.