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Stolen or Lost Passport - Overseas
If your passport is lost or stolen, it is the responsibility of the holder to inform the concerned authorities immediately. Failure to do so may result in your lost passport being used for illegal activities and you may be liable for aiding and abetting an offence.
Steps to follow
Passport reported lost or stolen can no longer be used for travel. The details of cancellation will be automatically shared worldwide through INTERPOL to avoid misuse. Never use the lost passport again. You are strongly advised to obtain a new passport immediately to avoid inconvenience.
If you find another person’s lost Sri Lankan passport, please mail it in a sturdy envelope to the address below.
Lost / Stolen Passport Desk
Department of Immigration and Emigration
No: 41, Ananda Rajakaruna Mawatha
Never use a Passport reported stolen or lost.
Passport reported stolen or lost are invalidated and can no longer be used for travel.
The information you provide regarding a Stolen or Lost Passport will be entered in our Stolen/Lost Passport System and automatically shared internationally through INTERPOL.
If you recover the passport after you have reported it lost or stolen, please submit it to the address listed above. When you submit it, if requested – we will cancel it and return it to you. If not requested, it will be destroyed.
Once a passport is reported lost or stolen, it cannot be re-validated.
New Passport in Lieu of Lost/Stolen Passport
All applicants who hold Permanent Residence or Temporary Residence Visas and Student Visas and who wish to apply for a New Sri Lankan Passport in lieu of Lost or Stolen Passport should submit the following documents along with the duly completed application form K and Form D (in duplicate).
Please download the appropriate applications and forms.
Form 'K' - could be obtained as a PDF Document by clicking on the link (Download Here)
Form 'D' - could be obtained as a Word Document by clicking on the link (Download Here)
Form ‘C’ - if there are any children to be included. (Download Here)
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 (9) to be submitted with two photocopy 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.
Note: Endorsement of Profession or Occupation (such as Medical Practitioner, Lawyer, Solicitor, Engineer, Accountant, etc.) will be done on a New Passport, only if such a profession has already been endorsed on the present passport. If not, applicants will be required to produce acceptable documentary proof of his/her qualification and/or being engaged in the relevant profession.
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.
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
Note: Passports will be issued as per the name appears on the Original Sri Lankan Birth Certificate unless the name change has been done on the same by the Registrar General in Sri Lanka. Any change of names done abroad or the person’s current usage of a different name in a document issued by a foreign government will not be taken into consideration when issuing new passports.
Fees for issuing Travel Documents in lieu of lost passport
New passport in lieu of lost passport AUD $ 400.00
Emergency Certificate in lieu of lost
Passport (NMRP) AUD $ 170.00
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;
Note: The Mission will not take any responsibility for documents lost in the post.
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.