Steps to follow
1. Download a stolen or lost passport complaint form by clicking on the link (Download Here)
2. Make a complaint to your local police station in the country of residence and obtain a Police report/Statutory Declaration as soon as possible
3. Submit the duly filled application form together with Police report to the nearest Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission or Consulate.
4. Sri Lankan Diplomatic Mission or Consulate shall transmit to the Immigration Department in Sri Lanka the details of the stolen or lost passport. Upon receipt of such information, necessary measures will be taken to cancel the stolen, lost or missing passport.
Passport reported lost or stolen can no longer be used for travel. The details of cancellation will be automatically shared worldwide through INTERPOL to avoid misuse. Never use the lost passport again. You are strongly advised to obtain a new passport immediately to avoid inconvenience.
If you find another person’s lost Sri Lankan passport, please mail it trough registered post to the address below.
Consulate General of Sri Lanka Melbourne
Suite 536, No.1 Queens Road,
- Never use a Passport reported stolen or lost.
- Passport reported stolen or lost are invalidated and can no longer be used for travel.
- The information you provide regarding a Stolen or Lost Passport will be entered in our Stolen/Lost Passport System and automatically shared internationally through INTERPOL.
- If you recover the passport after you have reported it lost or stolen, please submit it to the address listed above. When you submit it, if requested – we will cancel it and return it to you. If not requested, it will be destroyed.
- Once a passport is reported lost or stolen, it cannot be re-validated.
All applicants who hold Permanent Residence or Temporary Residence Visas and Student Visas and who wish to apply for a New Sri Lankan Passport in lieu of Lost or Stolen Passport should submit the following documents along with the duly completed application form K and Form D (in duplicate).
Please download the appropriate applications and forms.
Form – could be obtained as a PDF Document by clicking on the link (Download Here)
DOCUMENT TO BE ATTACHED
1. Birth Certificate – issued by the Registrar General, District Registrar, Divisional Registrar. Photocopies certified by other parties and translations will not be accepted.
Note: Passports will be issued as per the name appears on the Original Sri Lankan Birth Certificate unless the name change has been done on the same by the Registrar General in Sri Lanka. Any change of names done abroad or the person’s current usage of a different name in a document issued by a foreign government will not be taken into consideration when issuing new passports.
2. Citizenship Certificate – if the applicant was born outside Sri Lanka, the Citizenship Certificate issued by the Citizenship Division of the Department of Immigration & Emigration in Colombo.
Note: If an applicant born outside Sri Lanka has reached 18 years, he/she should submit the Citizenship Certificate with the endorsement made by the Citizenship Division on the reverse of the certificate regarding the applicant’s continuation of the Sri Lankan nationality.
3. Original Current Passport – Current passport should be submitted along with one sets of photocopies of the following pages: Photo page, observation page if endorsed.
4. A Police Report/Statutory Declaration – from the nearest Police Station
5. National Identity Card – issued by the Commissioner of Registration for Persons (if Available)
6. Dual Citizenship Certificate – If you are a Dual Citizen – the Dual Citizenship Certificate
7. Marriage Certificate – If you wish to change the name consequent to marriage – Original Marriage Certificate. (Photocopies / copies certified by other parties / translations will not be accepted)
8. A letter, Professional certificates or Licence – For the inclusion of profession or occupation
Note: Endorsement of Profession or Occupation (such as Medical Practitioner, Lawyer, Solicitor, Engineer, Accountant, etc.) will be done on a New Passport, only if such a profession has already been endorsed on the present passport. If not, applicants will be required to produce acceptable documentary proof of his/her qualification and/or being engaged in the relevant profession.
9.”VEVO” (Visa Entitlement Verification Online) from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship in Australia(Please visit).This certificate can be obtained free of charge from the Australian Immigration website in a PDF format, This should be a recent one, obtained not more than a month prior to submitting the application for passport to this Consulate General in Melbourne.
10. Foreign passport copy-observation page of foreign passport copy (if available)
Fees for issuing Travel Documents in lieu of lost passport
New passport in lieu of lost passport A$ 400.00
Emergency Certificate Non-Machine Readable Passport (NMRP) in lieu of lost to travel to Sri Lanka Only
Passport (NMRP) along with the Lost passport application A$ 30.00
Passport (NMRP) A$ 170.00 (Special Circumstances)
Payment should be made in Cash at the counter or by Postal Orders/ Bankers Draft drawn in favour of the “Consulate General of Sri Lanka” if sent by post. Personal or Company cheques and credit cards are not accepted
ONCE YOUR APPLICATION IS ACCEPTED
1.It will be forwarded to the Overseas Missions Division of the Immigration and Emigration Department in Colombo. If all the required documents are submitted, it normally takes around 8-10 weeks to receive the new passport. This Mission cannot guarantee the issuance of a passport within a specific period
Once we receive your new passport at this mission you will be informed in writing or by phone. You are required to bring your Cash Receipt to this Mission on any working day between 9.30 a.m. & 1.30 p.m. in order to collect your new passport.
2.If you are unable to collect the new passport personally you should authorize your representative in writing to collect your passport on your behalf. The representative should provide an authorization letter along with the Cash Receipt and his/her photo identification.
3. On your request, your new passport may be returned to you by post.
Note: The Mission will not take any responsibility for documents lost in the post.