Participating at the Our Ocean Conference 2016, at the invitation of the US Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, on 15 September, outlined several commitments by Sri Lanka to protect oceans around Sri Lanka and beyond. The...
The Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka condemns the nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 9th September 2016. Sri Lanka notes with concern that this is the second such test to be carried...
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Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and Chair of the Geneva-based Colombo Process Member States Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha presenting a report of the Fourth Senior...
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A Sri Lankan passport is valid for an overall period of 10 years from the date of issue. When a passport is more than 10 years old or there are no further pages for visa endorsements, a fresh passport must be obtained.
Application forms can be downloaded from this website. Alternately, application forms may also be obtained from the Consulate General by sending a CHF 1.00 stamped self-addressed envelope with a photocopy of the photo page of the passport.
Issuance of New Passports for Expired Passports:
New Passports are issued only by Controller /Immigration & Emigration, Colombo and the process usually takes about 8 – 12 weeks from the date of application. However, the applicants are advised to submit their applications at least about 6 months before the expiry of the current travel document.
Required Documents and Application for a new passport
Issuance of a New Passport in lieu of a Lost Passport:
A new passport in lieu of a lost passport is issued only by Controller / Immigration & Emigration, Colombo and the process usually takes about 8 – 12 weeks from the date of application.
Issuance of Passports to Children under 18 years:
Any Sri Lankan national under 18 years may wish to obtain a separate passport. New passports for under 18 years old are issued only by Controller / Immigration & Emigration, Colombo and the process usually takes about 8 – 12 weeks from the date of application.
Required Documents and Application for a new passport for under 18 years old children
Alterations and Endorsements in Passports
The Consulate General of Sri Lanka, Geneva is authorised to make certain alterations and endorsements on passports with the approval of Controller / Immigration & Emigration, Colombo. The process will take about 1 month from the date of application.
Required Documents and Application for endorsement in passport
Change of Name in Passports after Marriage:
Changing a name in a passport after marriage is considered a special alteration and the process will take 1 – 2 weeks.
Required Documents and Application for change of name after marriage in passport
Addition of children’s names in parents’ passports is done only by Controller /Immigration & Emigration, Colombo and the process usually takes about 6 - 8 weeks from the date of application.
However, Consulate General is authorised to delete children’s names from a parent’s passport.