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.Copy of previous Sri Lankan passport
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); 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 not be black or dark.
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.