Issuance of Passports

Sri Lankan citizens by decent or registration are eligible to apply for Sri Lankan passport. Applicants are requested to submit the following documents enabling this Mission to forward the applications to the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka.

List of documents required for a new passport:

1.Original of the present Sri Lankan passport with a Copy of bio data page and the observation page

2.Original of the visa/residence permit/refugee status certificate

3.Duly filled application form ‘K’  (download).All the information should be furnished as required through the application.

4.Three color photographs (3.5 x 4.5 cm); and a soft copy of photograph with resolution 300 dpi, file size less than 1 MB, file format jpg.

    Both ears should be visible, without spectacles and the background of the picture should be white or blue.

5.Original Birth Certificate – Translations of Birth Certificates will not be considered as originals.

6.Marriage Certificate with a copy (if required to change the maiden name)

7.Professional certificate with a copy, if the applicant requires the profession to be included in the passport.

This document should be issued by the relevant authority, if not, the profession will not be included.

8.Original of the Citizenship certificate with a copy, if the applicant is a citizen by registration.

9.If the application is made after 01 (one) year from the date of expiry of the current passport, the applicant is required to submit an official document from the Immigration Office of the country of domicile confirming the residential status of the applicant in that particular country.

10.Fees for Travel Documents Issuance

Last modified on 11/06/2024

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 to apply for their online visa to Sri Lanka.
The Official Sri Lanka eVisa Website, is the only authorized website of the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka from April 17,2024, 00:00 hrs.