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Temporary Resident Visa


Australia's temporary residence policy facilitates the entry, on a temporary basis, of people who can contribute to the economic, cultural and social development of the Australian community. Temporary residence visas allow people to live and work in Australia for a limited time. Most subclasses require sponsorship by an Australian organization which must be approved by the Department of Home Affairs in Australia before the application is lodged.

Who should apply?

There is a variety of visa options available to participate in specific professional, cultural or social activities in Australia.

For detailed information on options for people wanting to live and work in Australia temporarily please refer to the Australian High Commission, Sri Lanka website.


Temporary Work ( Short Stay)

New Zealand Relationship Visa

See: Department of Home Affairs

Visa Fees

Visa Category Base Visa
Charge (AUD)
Base Visa
Charge (LKR)
Charge – Over 18 (AUD)
Application Charge
– Over 18 (LKR)
Application Charge
– Under 18 (AUD)
Application Charge
– Under 18 (LKR)
New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (subclass 461) 365 46,900     185 23,800    90 11,600   

*Fees updated effective from 01 January 2020.

Please refer Visa Pricing Table for more information.

Introduction of Service Fees

From 18 May 2015, Department of Home Affairs  is moving to a full user-pays model at all biometric Australian Visa Application Centers. This means that the Service Delivery Partner will charge clients a service fee for visa application lodgement and biometric collection. This is in addition to visa application charges. The service fees will be as follows:

Primary Client/Applicant Fee
Application lodgement and biometric collection – Primary applicant LKR 2,037
Biometric collection only LKR 1,935
Resident Return visa applications – no biometric required LKR 2,037
Secondary Client/Applicant Fee
Application lodgement and biometric collection – Secondary applicant LKR 1,426
Additional document submission – if not accompanied by a letter from the Visa Office LKR 1,426

*Service fees are subject to change & inclusive of taxes.

How to pay for your visa

Visa fee payment should be made using a "Bank Draft" made payable to the Australian High Commission . Visa fees must be in Sri Lankan rupees and drawn against a Sri Lankan bank. The visa office cannot accept bank drafts in Australian Dollars or bank drafts drawn against an Australian bank or any other non-Sri Lankan bank.

Documents Required

For more information please click here.

Photo Specifications

Two passport-sized photograph (please attach to the form). NB - ID photos that have been digitally enhanced or altered to improve or change appearance or remove distinguishing features are not acceptable. As the photos are required for identity purposes, if they do not represent your true appearance, your visa application may be delayed if you need to be asked to provide new photos. The photos should also meet normal passport size and pose (front on head and shoulders, no facial coverings or sunglasses).



For the current average processing time of visa application kindly click here.

Download Form

Visa Category Forms
Form 1403 Click here
Form 147 Click here
To download the Details of Relative form Click here