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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 for the first copy
LKR 500.00 if more than one copy (Up to 3 copies can be certified)

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

Granting permission to courier passports to overseas destinations across Sri Lankan borders
General information
Permission from the Department Of Immigration & Emigration is necessary to Courier of Sri Lankan passports to overseas destinations  

What are the documents required ?
Duly completed Application Form should be submitted along with the originals and photocopies of the supporting documents specified below.
  • A Letter of Agreement from the courier service provider to undertake the safe delivery of the passport to the address specified.
  • A letter of request for permission signed by the applicant.
  • Supporting documents to prove that sending the passport by courier is truly necessary (A request letter from the representation of the respective country in Sri Lanka)
What is the Fee applicable for this service ?
LKR 1000.00 per passport

Where can I obtain and submit applications ?
Ports Division, Department of Immigration & Emigration
(Download application)
 

News & Events

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


 
Biometrics to the passport issuance
The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval for the introduction of ‘Biometrics to the passport issuance’ process at the cabinet meeting held on 29-08-2013.

 

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