|General Information on Passports|
NEW PASSPORT APPLICATION APPROVAL PROCESS
With effect from 10th August 2015, applicants applying for passports are required to provide digital photograph and fingerprints to the Department. The digital photograph should be submitted through one of our authorized photo studio located island-wide or at the Department head office or at regional offices. Printed photographs will no longer be accepted. Fingerprints will be collected at the Department head office or regional offices and applicant should be present in person.
HOW TO SUBMIT A DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH TO THE DEPARTMENT
More information: Hotline 1962 or telephone numbers 011 532 9200 / 001 532 9175
Am I eligible for a Sri Lankan Passport ?
You can obtain a Sri Lankan Passport if you are – A Sri Lankan Citizen by descent or by registration.
Getting passport urgently
If you need your passport for urgent traveling you can apply for one-day service. This service is only available at Immigration & Emigration Department Head office. see Issue of passport
Validity Period of a Passport
Currently issuing N series passports are valid 10 years unless otherwise specified. Validity period of passports for minors below 16 years of age are 03 years. Emergency Certificates are valid two (02) years but can be extended for further two years.
What are the Working Hours ?
You can submit all passport applications to the Passport Division (Level 01 - Specified Countries / Level 02 - All Countries) of the Department of Immigration & Emigration located at "Suhurupaya", Battaramulla. click here to see Location map
What are the types of passports ?