Application for an Australian Passport
Passport interviews are conducted at the Australian High Commission in Colombo, Monday to Friday, excluding some Sri Lankan and Australian public holidays.
All applications must be lodged in person and by appointment only in Colombo.
The Australian Passport Office has introduced a new portal for clients to complete their passport applications online. This will require clients to first register for an account before completing the passport application.
A quick guide to applying for an Australian passport overseas can be found here:
Please read all instructions carefully. Incorrectly completed applications will cause delays. Remember to plan your travel accordingly and lodge your application early to ensure you get your passport in good time. Under our Client Service Charter, when a completed application has been received, we aim to issue passport within three weeks. Priority processing service is not available in Sri Lanka.
Payment must be made in Sri Lankan rupees by credit or debit card at the time of lodgement. Cash payments are not accepted. Fees are subject to exchange rate fluctuations and/or increases in the passport fees.
The Australian Passports (Application Fees) Determination 2015 provides for the annual CPI indexation of Australian travel document fees on 1 January each year.
From 1 January 2019 the following fees will apply:
- 10-year passport for persons aged 16 and over - $293
- 5-year passport for children under 16 years and persons aged 75 and over - $148
- Emergency passport overseas - $184
- The overseas surcharge for adult applicants - $132
- The overseas surcharge for children under 18 years - $64
Passport collection hours are between 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday. You do not need an appointment to collect your passport.