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Collection of Biometrics Data from passport applicants applying through Sri Lankan Missions Abroad

The Department of Immigration and Emigration has introduced mandatory collection of biometrics (finger prints and digital face image) from passport applicants and Automated Finger Print Identification (AFIS) for the applicants who apply for passports via Sri Lanka Missions Abroad with immediate effect. 

Therefore, any individual applying for Sri Lankan Passport at this Consulate General are kindly requested to provide biometric data and AFIS to the Department of immigration & Emigration upon his/her first entry to Sri Lanka. The applicant’s departure from Sri Lanka will only be allowed if they comply with this requirement.

The necessary facilities will be available at the Head office and Regional Branches of the Department of Immigration & Emigration, of which details are given below:

01. Head Office: Suhurupaya, Sri Subhuthipura Road, Battaramulla (TP: +94 11 5329000)

02. Regional Offices:
I) Matara – 9, Sri Vijaya Building, Rahula Road, Matara (TP: +94 41 5412212)

II) Kandy – 42/3 Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy (TP: +94 81 5624470)

III) Vavuniya – JC 23, Outer Circle Road, Vavuniya (TP: +94 25 5676344)

IV) Kurunegala – 129, Dambulla Road, Kurunegala (TP: +94 37 55505620)

Please find the Notice issued by Department of Immigration and Emigration to the Sri Lankans living abroad regarding the the new procedure and the Biometric Data Acquisition (BDA) Form below,

Notice by Department of Immigration and Emigration

Biometric Data Acquisition Form

Accordingly, the passport application form has also been revised. Please find the new application form (Form K) to be used from 15th December 2017 when applying at the Consulate General, 

Revised Passport Application form to be used from 15th December 2017