Applications for Police Clearance

Please complete application form for Police Clearance issued by Police Headquarters, Colombo [PHC] and submit to this Mission with following supportive documents. Once the duly completed application is submitted to PHC this Mission will send an acknowledgement letter to the applicant with reference numbers.

Your application will be sent to the Police Head Quarters in Colombo for processing. This Mission is not in a position to indicate a specific time period for issuance of a Police Clearance Certificate.

Once the clearance is given by the PHC, and received at the High Commission the Certificate will be sent by Registered post to the applicant. [will be sent by courier, if courier facility has been paid for, by the applicant]

Please quote your reference number when contacting the High Commission regarding your application.

Required supportive documents

Following documents must be attached to the application.

1. two certified copies of the Passport*

2. two certified copies of the Sri Lanka National Identity Card*

3. Copies of previous Police Clearance Certificates, if any have been obtained previously.

4. VEVO Certificate [Visa Entitlement Verification Online] from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection – [in case of NZ applicants, please provide copies of relevant NZ Visa pages]

5. Fees: Within Australia A$ 70.00 (Including Authentication fee and postage)
Outside Australia A $ 90.00                                         ( – Do – )
Within Australia
Payment can be made in cash at the counter or by Australian postal order/ Bank cheque drawn in favour of “Sri Lanka High Commission”. [Credit/Debit cards will not be accepted]
Outside Australia

Payment can be made by Bank draft drawn in favour of “Sri Lanka High Commission” . Payment must be in Australian dollars.
Where to apply

Sri Lankan nationals residing in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Samoa can forward their applications and required documents to the Sri Lanka High Commission and the Consulate General Offices as indicated below;

Western Australia (WA), Northern Territory (NT),Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New Zealand, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, Solomon Islands –  to Sri Lanka High Commission , 61, Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla, Canberra. ACT 2600, Australia.

New South Weals, Queensland –to Sri Lanka Consulate General in Sydney (Website

Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania- to Sri Lanka Consulate General in Melbourne (Website

*Hon Consul/Solicitor/JP/Medical Practitioner [GP] can certify above documents.

Personal & company cheques and Credit Cards will not be accepted.

Fees will not be refund under any circumstances, after issuance of a receipt.

All photocopies must be on A4 size paper.

To avoid delay in the application process please pay attention to the following.

The name of the applicant should be correctly mentioned in the application as per the National Identity Card. This is compulsory as the record check is done with the NIC number.

The NIC number and the Date of Birth should be correctly mentioned in all the documents. Clear copy of the National Identity Card would avoid unnecessary delay during record check.

The details of the places of the residence in Sri Lanka furnished in the application should be accurate.

Police Clearance Certificates are addressed only to the Government Immigration Authorities which have been authorized and designated by the Foreign Ministry, Sri Lanka. Therefore, name and address of the High Commission – Canberra, should be mentioned correctly, in cage 8 and 9 of the application.

It is vital to furnish the contact details, such as telephone numbers E-mail addresses. This would help the clearance branch to communicate with the applicant if any clarification is required.

Photo copies or scanned copies of applications are not accepted. Applications should be signed by the applicant.

Please provide your contact details to this Mission, enabling us to contact you fast, if required.


Application for Police Clearance Certificate 

Register with the High Commission

The Sri Lankan High Commission in Canberra would like to keep in touch with Sri Lankans and persons of Sri Lankan origin living in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and other Pacific Islands as well as Sri Lankan community organisations in those countries.

If you are a current/former Sri Lankan or an office bearer of a Sri Lankan community organisation we invite you to register with the High Commission.


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61 Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla, Canberra
ACT 2600

Tel: (02) 6198 3756
Fax: (02) 6198 3760


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