Emergency Travel Documents

Non-Machine-Readable Passports (NMRP) or Temporary Travel Documents (TTD) are issued to the citizens of Sri Lanka under the following circumstances, if:

a) The original passport is lost
b) The original passport is damaged
c) The original passport has expired and cannot be extended
d) The time is inadequate to obtain a new passport

These travel documents are valid only for 06 months and for a single journey only to Sri Lanka.

Note: NMR Passport is not an alternative for a new passport.

If the applicant’s spouse is a foreigner, the spouse should physically come to this Mission to apply for an Emergency Travel Document for the children and the consent of the spouse/partner is mandatory.

Compulsory Documents

  • Duly filled application (download), if the current passport is lost (form D)
  • Letter of request
  • Confirmed air ticket to travel back to Sri Lanka
  • 05 Photographs (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm)
  • Original Sri Lankan Birth Certificate (Translated copies are not accepted)
  • Most recent Sri Lankan passport (if lost, a copy of the data page must be submitted)
  • Police complaint / Entry record (on failure to provide the current passport), with its English translation
  • Sri Lankan National Identity Card (if available)
  • A document to prove continuation of Sri Lankan citizenship (a valid visa, a resident card, certificate of not obtaining of citizenship, asylum/refugee rejection letter or an affidavit)

Fees for travel documents

Processing time for issuing NMRP: 02 working days
Processing time for issuing TTD: upon the approval from Colombo

Last modified on 13/05/2024

Visa Notice

The Immigration and Emigration Department of Sri Lanka has shifted from its Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) visa program to the New eVisa scheme, with effect from April 17, 2024. The ETA website was disconnected on April 16, 2024.
Accordingly, all eligible nationalities planning to enter Sri Lanka via air or sea, for the purpose of tourism, business and transit, should visit the "Official Sri Lanka eVisa Website" through the weblink https://www.srilankaevisa.lk/ to apply for their online visa to Sri Lanka.
The Official Sri Lanka eVisa Website, https://www.srilankaevisa.lk/ is the only authorized website of the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka from April 17,2024, 00:00 hrs.