Passport

Passports are issued by the Controller of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo and not by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Bangladesh. Citizens of Sri Lanka with residence in Bangladesh can apply for a passport at the High Commission. The application will be forwarded to the Immigration Department in Colombo where a machine-readable passport is issued. This usually takes about 6-8 weeks, if the correct application and complete documents are submitted. After receiving the passport from Colombo, the High Commission will inform the applicant to collect the passport.

Requirements for a new passport

  1. Duly perfected application form (Form K) that can be downloaded from www.immigration.lk or obtainable from the Sri Lanka High Commission in Dhaka
  2. Two photo copies of current passport with the original
  3. Two photo copies of the Birth Certificate with the original
  4. In case of changing of name after marriage, two photo copies of the marriage certificate with the original
  5. Necessary documents to confirm the applicant’s profession
  6. The declaration by the applicant should be made before the authorized officer at the High Commission
  7. Three coloured photographs (size 35 mm x 45 mm - direct face - both ears must be visible) should be pasted in the space given in the application
  8. Signature must be placed within the cage given
  9. Person who was born outside Sri Lanka should renounce his/her citizenship of the country of birth at the age specified in the 3rd paragraph of his/her Citizenship Certificate
  10. Charges for new passport is Taka 10,500/-
  11. A duplicate set of the application

(All documents issued by the authorities in Sri Lanka must be authenticated by the Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka)

Passport for new born babies

Since photographs of new born babies cannot be pasted in the “N” series passport of the parent by the Mission, parents are advised to submit duly perfected Form “C” along with parent’s passport to be forwarded to the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo for insertion of the new born child’s photograph.

If the parent needs to obtain a new passport for the baby, in addition to the above requirements (Items 1-10 under Requirements for a New Passport), the following should be submitted:

  1. If the applicant was born outside Sri Lanka, Two Copies of the Citizenship Certificate with the original
  2. If the Citizenship Certificate is not available, Tow copies of the receipt for the payment Citizenship Certificate with the original
  3. Certified copy of the Consular Birth Certificate of the child
  4. Two Copies of parent’s Passports with the original
  5. Written consent of parent to issue a new passport
  6. Two photo copies of Marriage certificate of parent with the originals
  7. A duplicate set of the application

Note: Either father or mother can sign the application on behalf of the child.
Extension of Passport

  1. Passport issued with five-year validity can be extended up to 10 years
  2. The charge for one year is Tk. 210/-
  3. Applicant must submit duly perfected application form “O” which can be downloaded from website of the Department of Immigration & Emigration (www.immigration.lk) or obtainable from the Sri Lanka High Commission
  4. Extension of validity of passports can be done on the same day, upon submission of necessary documents by the applicant.

Amendments to Passport (Change of name, profession, inclusion of ID No. and validation for all countries)

  1. Changes are indicated in the Form “O” – IM 37
  2. Duly perfected form “O” – IM 37 which can be downloaded from the website “www.immigration.gov.lk
  3. Fee for each change is Taka 700/-
  4. Fee for validation for all countries is Taka 3500/-.

Lost Passport

In addition to the above requirements (Items 1-10 under Requirements for a New Passport), following documents should be submitted:

  1. Original copy of the Police Report of the loss of passport
  2. “D” form which can be downloaded from the website “www.immigration.gov.lk
  3. Documents to establish identity (If the identity is doubtful, the address in Sri Lanka and contact details of his Next of Kin must be furnished for the Immigration department to check the information provided)
  4. When satisfied with genuineness, the endorsement has to be made by the officer to that effect personally
  5. Fee is Taka 24500/-
  6. A duplicate set of the application

 

 
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