ELIGIBILITY FOR A SRI LANKAN PASSPORT
You can obtain a Sri Lankan passport if you are – A Sri Lankan Citizen by descent or by registration.
VALIDITY PERIOD OF A PASSPORT
Currently issuing N series passports are valid 10 years unless otherwise specified.
All applicants who hold Permanent Residence or Temporary Residence Visas and Student Visas and who wish to apply for a New Sri Lankan Passport against different cases (ten years expiry of present passport, page exhausted, physically damaged, and new born baby) other than lost Sri Lankan passport, should submit the following documents along with the duly completed application form and other relevant supporting documents and are requested to follow the following
“Form K” could be obtained as a PDF Document by clicking on the link (Download Here)
Fees for issuing Travel Documents
Passport All Countries A$ 180.00
Penalty fee of A$5 will be applicable for each year, maximum period of 5 years from expiry.
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.
Note: During the processing of new passports the Controller Immigration and Emigration cancels the old passport and therefore applicants are advised to refrain from traveling to Sri Lanka until the receipt of the new passport.
2. Once we receive your new passport at this mission you will be informed in writing or by phone. You are required to bring the current passport/emergency passport (if retained by you) along with 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.
3. 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.
4. On your request, your new passport & current passport/emergency passport may be returned to you by post.Note: The Mission will not take any responsibility for documents lost in the post.
Submission of forged Birth Certificates or any other documents and making false declarations relating to the citizenship status is an offence. Such cases will be reported to relevant authorities and payment will not be refunded.