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General information

A Sri Lankan citizen by descent or by registration can apply for a Sri Lankan Passport. Ordinary passports are valid for 10 years from the date of issuance unless otherwise endorsed. A new passport should be obtained on the expiry of 10 years from the date of issue, or if there are no pages for visa endorsements.

Each individual aged between 16-60 years applying for Sri Lanka Passport through Sri Lankan Diplomatic Overseas, on or after 01 January 2018, will mandatorily be required to provide biometric data (fingerprint and digital face image) to the Department of Immigration and Emigration upon your first entry to Sri Lanka. The departure from Sri Lanka will only be allowed upon completion of this requirement. (For more details refer www.immigration.gov.lk )

Submission of forged certificates or any other documents and making false declaration relating to the citizenship status is an offence. Such cases will be reported to relevant authorities. Fees will not be refunded at any circumstances. Incomplete applications will be returned and consular fees will not be refunded.

Originals required to be submitted with 01 set of photocopies from each) along with the duly completed (Form ‘K’- 35 A) application (see .. for applications). Passport Application Form has now been revised to include a Client Undertaking Section (CUS). This section has to be signed by the applicant and hand over to consular officer.  No application will be accepted without applicant’s signature in CUS.)

For applicants not holding a valid visa will be issued a Non Machine Readable Passport (NMRP), which will be valid only to return to Sri Lanka. Every applicant, including children, requesting a NMRP should be present for an interview with all relevant documents at the Consular Division of the Embassy

If the passports and documents are to be returned by post, you should provide return address, contact number (including country code), and relevant postal fee to the date of delivery and the weight of the documents (Applicants can obtain the information from the Consular section of the Embassy). Otherwise postage will be retained until the applicant collects it personally.

Note: The Embassy will not take any responsibility for documents lost/damaged during the post.

Instructions to fill the applications

  • Application should be filled preferably in BLOCK letters.
  • Applicant should be placed his/ her signature without touching the lines of two cages provided in the application.

Method of Payment – Cash or Bank Transfer only

If the payment method is bank transfer and if there is any bank charges involves the transfer, such amount should be borne by the applicant in addition to the passport renewal fee indicated above. The necessary details are provided below.

  • Holder of the Account : Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Name of the bank : “ISbank” of Turkey
  • Name of the branch the account is maintained and the address : KOROGLU CADDESI / ANKARA
  • Account No : 4234 0441928
  • IBAN No : TR 12 0006 4000 0024 2340 4419 28
  • Swift code : ISBKTRIS