Australia and UK open new Visa Application Centre in Colombo

The High Commissioners of Australia and the UK to Sri Lanka formally inaugurated VFS Global’s new Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Colombo today.

  The new VAC is located in Arnold Ratnayake Mawatha and offers customers a larger application centre and more appointments slots, a joint statement said. 

This will make the process of applying for UK and Australian visas quicker and easier for customers. The VAC will be open Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 2.00pm. 

The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris said: “Our local partner, VFS Global, has opened this new Visa Application Centre for applicants for British visas in response to increasing demand for visit visas.

“We continue to make improvements to the visa service. This year we have introduced a new visit visa application form which is quicker and simpler to fill out.

The form is available in Sinhalese and Tamil to help ensure that all of our Sri Lankan customers can properly understand our visa application requirements.” 

The Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Bryce Hutchesson said: “Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection and VFS are working to make the Australian visa lodgement process a convenient and comfortable experience for travellers from Sri Lanka.

These new arrangements will facilitate the smooth flow of ever increasing numbers of visa applicants and enhance the client experience”. 

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