Issuance of Driving License to Sri Lankans Abroad

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 Consulates 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   –  Sri Lanka High Commission , 61, Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla, Canberra. ACT 2600, Australia.

New South Weals, Queensland                       –    Sri Lanka Consulate General in Sydney
(Please go through www.slcgsyd.com)

Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania             –   Sri Lanka Consulate General in Melbourne
(Please go through www.slcgmel.org)

1. Renewal of Driving License :

  1. Duly filled MTA 30/2 Offline application (Original)
  2. Current Driving License issued by Department of Motor Traffic
  3. Medical certificate (from respective country)
  4. Certified copy of valid Passport
  5. Certified copy of valid Visa
  6. Certified copy of National Identity Card (not mandatory if the NIC number is mentioned in the passport)
  7. Two black and white passport size photographs
  8. Certified copy of the receipt of payment made to the Sri Lankan Mission. AUD 150.00
  9. Covering letter addressed to Motor Commissioner, with local contact Nos & email address

Postage :

Normal post within Australia – AUD 10.00
Outside Australia – AUD 30.00

If required, registered post/ Courier servicers should be arranged by the applicant.

2.  Duplicate of Driving Licence :

  1. Duly filled MTA 30/2 Offline application (Original) Download here
  2. Copy of complaint made to the police station of the applicant’s resident city or the DL that is deformed or blurred
  3. Certified copy of valid Passport
  4. Certified copy of valid Visa
  5. Certified copy of National Identity Card (not mandatory if the NIC number is mentioned in the passport)
  6. Note : It is mandatory to mention the DL number or NIC number to trace back details in the computer system.
  7. Two black and white passport size photographs.
  8. Certified copy of the receipt of payment made to the Sri Lankan Mission. AUD 150.00
  9. Covering letter addressed to Motor Commissioner, with local address, contact Nos & email address

Postage :

Normal post within Australia – AUD 10.00
Outside Australia – AUD 30.00

If required, registered post/ Courier servicers should be arranged by the applicant.

3. Change of personal details on a Driving License :

  1. Duly filled MTA 30/2 Offline application (Original) Download here
  2. Current Driving License issued by Department of Motor Traffic
  3. Certified copy of valid Passport
  4. Certified copy of valid Visa
  5. Certified copy of National Identity Card (not mandatory if the NIC number is mentioned in the passport)
  6. Proof of evidence: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate etc. for name change and Residence certificate for address change.
  7. Two black and white passport size photographs.
  8. Certified copy of the receipt of payment made to the Sri Lankan mission. AUD 150.00
  9. Covering letter addressed to Motor Commissioner, with local address, contact Nos & email address.

Postage :

Normal post within Australia – AUD 10.00
Outside Australia – AUD 30.00

If required, registered post/ Courier servicers should be arranged by the applicant.

Your application maybe rejected in the event of the following:

  • Incomplete application / lack of all required supporting documents
  • Using photo copied application forms
  • Application is filled using a pen other than a black colour pen (USE ONLY A BLACK COLOUR PEN)
  • If anything is written outside the border of the application form
  • If colour or incorrect size photograph is submitted (ONLY BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF 35mmx45mm WILL BE ACCEPTED)

Special Note:

  • Translations will not be accepted as originals
  • All photocopies must be on A4 size paper.
  • This High Commission will not take any responsibility for documents lost or delayed in the post. If required, courier services should be arranged by the applicant.
  • Fees will not be refund under any circumstances, after issuance of a receipt.
  • Personal and company cheques are not accepted.

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.

Register

Contact Us

61 Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla, Canberra
ACT 2600

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

Email: admin@slhcaust.org
Web: www.slhcaust.org

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