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|- Inclusion of Children's Particulars in Passport|
|- Change of Name in Passport|
|- Emergency Travel|
|Registration of Birth
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Eligibility for aSri Lankan passport
You can obtain a Sri Lankan passport if you are - A Sri Lankan Citizen by descent or by registration.
Validity Period of a passport
Currently issuing N series passports are valid 10 years unless otherwise specified.
All applicants who hold Permanent Residence or Temporary Residence Visas and Student Visas and who wish to apply for a New Sri Lankan Passport against different cases (ten years expiry of present passport, page exhausted, physically damaged, and new born baby) other than lost Sri Lankan passport, should submit the following documents along with the duly completed application form and other relevant supporting documents and are requested to follow the following instructions:
Guidelines for completing the form (Click Here)
Three (3) identical copies of colour photographs not more than six months old of size 3.5cm x 4.5cm, with direct face (both ears must be fully visible without concealing any part and without spectacles) and in a light coloured background without the outer border to be affixed to the Form "K".Do not staple or pin.
Document to be attached
Original documents (1) to (8) to be submitted with two photocopies each.
Note:If an applicant born outside Sri Lanka has reached 21 years, he/she should submit the Citizenship Certificate with the endorsement made by the Citizenship Division on the reverse of the certificate regarding the applicant’s continuation of the Sri Lankan nationality.
4.National Identity Card - Applicants who hold current/previous Passports with NIC numbers are alreadyÂ indicated in the PPs,are not required to produce NIC for renwal of the PPs. Applicants who apply for a Sri Lankan PP for the first time should produce the NIC. Current holders of Sri Lankan PP with NONIC number have to submit a copy of the NIC issued in Sri Lanka.
5. Applicants who have Dual Citizenship - a copy of the Dual Citizenship Certificate and a copy of the foreighn passport. Those who do not hold foreign PP should confirm it by a letter signed by the applicant.
6.Marriage Certificate - If you wish to change the name consequent to marriage - Original Marriage Certificate. (Photocopies / copies certified by other parties / translations will not be accepted)
7.Profession/Occupation -Certified copies of educational/professional qualifications or a valid document issued by relavent authorities/agencies confirming the occupation is required for inclusion of profession or occupation. These documents are required even if the occupation/profession of the applicant is already indicated in the previous/current PP.
Proof of Visa Status- Visa endorsment on the PP or a documents issued by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship of Australia. Only for Permanent Residents who are eligible to apply for Australian citizenship and for those who do not hold Dual Citizenship
Note: A fee would be charged by the Department of Immigration & Citizenship for this Certificate. This certificate should be a recent one, obtained not more than one month prior to submitting the application for passport to this Consulate General.
Photographs:Size 3.5 x 4.5 cm. clear coloured photographs ( not glossy or semi-glossy)with full front face, both ears visible and without spectacles
Student Visa Holders would be required to produce their Student Identity Card and a letter from the Educational Institution at which the student is studying stating whether "the Student Visa was granted to the applicant or spouse, whether on scholarship and who is funding".
Inclusion of Children into the parent’s New Passport
Children below the age of 16 can be included into their parents’ new passports. This can only be done at the time of applying for a new passport. Maximum 6 children can be included in one passport.
“Form C' could be obtained by clicking on the link (Download Here)
Information and Instructions for inclusion of children
“Form C' to be completed and signed by the parent applying for the passport
Two colour photographs of each child (size 2.5 cm x 3.0 cm) when adding children should be pasted in the “Form C” and the photographs pasted at the right side and the relevant place at the bottom should be attested by a Solicitor , Justice of the Peace or General Practitioner.
Document to be attached
When adding children, please produce the following Original documents with two photocopies. Original will be returned after necessary action
a.Certificate of Adoption
b.The court order
c. letter from the Commissioner of Probation and Child Care
Fees for issuing Travel Documents
Passport All Countries AUD $ 180.00
Emergency Certificate AUD $ 70.00
New passport in lieu of lost passport AUD $ 400.00
Payment should be made in Cash at the counter or by Postal Orders/ Bankers Draft drawn in favour of the "Consulate General of Sri Lanka” if sent by post. Personal or Company cheques and credit cards are not accepted
No additional charges if the children are added while obtaining a new passport.
For the addition or deletion of child/children to the existing passport will be charged AUD $ 11.00.
Once your application is accepted;
For further details please contact the Consular Division of this Mission on 02 92238729 or 02 92238742 or email us
Submission of forged Birth Certificates or any other documents and making false declarations relating to the citizenship status is an offence. Such cases will be reported to relevant authorities and payment will not be refunded.