(if the current Passport is expired)
A Sri Lankan citizen by descent or by registration can apply for a Sri Lankan Passport. Ordinary passports are valid for 10 years at the time of first issue. On the expiry of 10 years from the date of issue, or if there are no pages for visa endorsement, a new passport should be obtained.
Processing time: 08 to 10 weeks
You can submit the application to the Consular Division of the Embassy by post or by hand. The Consular Division is open from Monday to Friday (Acceptance of Documents 09:15 - 12:00 Hrs, Issuance 13:00 - 15:00 Hrs). Please note that if the return of the documents is desired by mail a stamped self-addressed envelope should be submitted along with the aforementioned documents. The address is as follows:
* This Embassy is not responsible for any document lost in the post
* Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offence. Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances.
* Incomplete applications will be returned and consular fees will not be refunded.