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INSTRUCTION FOR OVERSEAS APPLICANTS

A Sri Lankan citizen can apply for a new passport or passport renewal, while he is in another country, through the Sri Lankan mission in that country or in the nearest country (where a Sri Lankan misssion is not available in the resident country). These applications are processed by the Overseas Missions Branch at Immigration Head Office.

1. Procedure to follow at the Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions:

  • Duly filled application form (Form ‘K’- 35 A) with other supporting documents to be submitted to the Sri Lanka Embassy / Consulate Office.
  • Passport Application Form (Form ‘K’- 35 A) has now been revised to include a Client Undertaking Section (CUS). This section has to be signed by the applicant and hand over to consular officer.  No application will be accepted without applicant’s signature in CUS.
  • Every applicant will be issued a special Instruction Note at the point of handing over the passport application  which explains procedures to be followed.
  • Printed application form (Form ‘K’- 35 A) could be collected from the Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission/ Consular division in each country and this website.

2. Applicant who has been issued a new passport from 01/01/2018, the following procedures to be followed at the Port of entry.

  • Passenger to report to primary Immigration counter

Or

Report directly to the Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) at the port of entry.

  • Biometric Data Acquisition (BDA) form will be issued to the passenger with a unique reference number,
  • The BDA should be signed in two copies by the passenger
  • One copy of the BDA is given to the passenger to produce at the  DIE at the time of biometrics enrolment
  • Other copy will be retained at the airport

There are no facilities at port of departure to provide biometrics.

3. Passenger could reserve date/time using the online appointment scheduling system. Click here.

Procedures after entering Sri Lanka - at the Department of Immigration head office or regional office:

Fingerprints will be captured from overseas applicants on their first visit to Sri Lanka w. e. f. 1st January 2018.

  • Passenger reports to the DIE Head Office or any regional office (Matara/ Kandy/ Vavuniya/ Kurunegala)
  • Fingerprint  is captured at a special counter arranged at the OM Division
  • Upon providing biometrics, Department will issue a system generated receipt to confirm completion of biometrics acquisition process.
  • Approximate waiting time is 30-45 minutes for this event.
  • Border control system will be updated to allow the passenger departure from Sri Lanka.
  • Recommend Passenger to retain the receipt until departure from Sri Lanka

Download Form K - 35 A passport application (Only for overseas applicants)

Contact persons/details
Deputy Controller - Mr. S. M. S. D. Gunasinghe
Tel +94 11 5329230 Ext 9230          
Fax +94 11 2879213     
Email acom[at]immigration.gov.lk

How to submit applications through Overseas Sri Lankan Missions:
Documents required: see Issue of passports.

Applicable fees for applications logged at Sri Lankan Missions Abroad.
See Circulars below,

Overseas Missions List

Supportive Services
Certification service
How can I get Certification of a copy of the main data page of a Passport ?
Certification service is provided by the Overseas Missions Branch of Department of Immigration and Emigration.

What are the documents required to obtain this service ?
Original Passport and the copies to be certified

What are the fees applicable for this service ?
LKR 250.00 per each copy. 

Translation Service
An Arabic translation of the main page data and related endorsements is provided at the Overseas Missions Branch at Department of Immigration & Emigration.

What is the procedure for obtaining a translation of my passport ?
Applicant must present him/her self at the Head Office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration with his/her Passport.

What is the fee applicable for this service ?
LKR 1000.00 per passport translation

 

News & Events

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Please kindly be informed, due to the account finalizing at end of the year, applications accepting time will be over from 12.00 noon on 2017/12/29.

We sincerely apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Department of Immigration and Emigration
“Suhurupaya”
Battramulla


 
Change of Contact Number on Photo Studio Registration

Please be informed that the contact number 011 5731028 will be changed to 011 5329313 with effect from 29.12.2016. The current number 011 5731028 will not operate thereafter. For any information and queries on photo studio registration and operation contact us on 011 5329313.


 
ETA charges has been revised

ETA charges has been revised from 28/12/2015 onwards. More information http://www.eta.gov.lk


 
An Another Great Achievement

Department of Immigration and Emigration has achieved Quality  Management Certificate from the Sri Lanka Standards Institution in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 / SLS ISO 9001:2008.

(Certificate No.   QSC 07283)


 
Registration of Photo Studios

Department of Immigration and Emigration has made arrangements to issue the Sri Lankan passport with a photograph of international standards. Applications are called from the studios which have fulfilled basic requirements to undertake the aforesaid task, to be registered under this department.

Click to Register


 

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