The applicant must be a Sri Lankan citizen by descent or by registration. Sri Lankan citizens who have applied for, and gained, refugee or asylum status in another country are not entitled to a Sri Lankan passport, or the renewal of validity for an existing passport, in accordance with Sri Lankan Immigration Laws. However, they are eligible to apply for temporary travel documents for the sole purpose of returning to Sri Lanka.
The N-Series Passports currently issuing are valid for 10 years unless otherwise specified. Validity of a passport cannot be extended beyond 10 years from the date of issuance. A new passport must be obtained instead.
Applications must be lodged well in advance of the expiry of the current passport.
Submission of forged documents (Birth Certificates, etc.) and false declarations relation to citizenship status is an offence. Such cases will be reported to the relevant authorities and payment will not be refunded.
Required Documents [Please submit Original documents + 1 set of photocopies (Excluding Form K)]
All Photocopies Should Be Submitted in A4 Size.
All applicants who wish to apply for a new Sri Lankan Passport for any reason (expiry of validity period, physical damage, pages exhausted, new-born child, etc.), are required to complete the Application Form K, submit the Required Documents, and follow the Instructions, found here.
Please note that applications submitted without originals WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Duly completed Form “K” (Includes the Declaration) DOWNLOAD HERE
Three Passport Size Colour Photographs (3.5cm *4.5cm)
Original Sri Lankan Birth Certificate issued by the Registrar General Department, Sri Lanka (Translation is not accepted)
Sri Lankan Citizenship Certificate (Applicable only if you are born outside Sri Lanka)
Current Passport (Copies of Bio Data Page and observation page)
National Identity Card (Only if you have obtained a new Identity Card)
Dual Citizenship document (submit photocopies of both sides)
Foreign Passport (Applicable only for dual Citizenship holders)
(only if you have changed your name after Marriage) Original Marriage Certificate -Translation is not accepted.
Documents to prove your Profession (If applicable)
A document to prove continuation of Sri Lankan citizenship (A valid Visa, A Resident card, Certificate of not obtain citizenship, Asylum/Refugee rejection letter or an Affidavit-format DOWNLOAD HERE
– Please make sure that your glasses/hats or caps are removed
– Both ears and the forehead should be clearly visible
– If you send the application via post, one of your photographs pasted in page 2 of the application should be certified by an authorised Chinese certification body (Notary Public/ Lawyer). (Please see instructions below for further details)
Attestations are not required if documents are submitted directly to the Embassy by Applicant. Forms should be signed only before an authorized officer of the Embassy.
If you are above 18 years of age, and born outside of Sri Lanka, an affidavit for citizenship declaration should be submitted DOWNLOAD HERE
Dual Citizenship Applicant under Retention category – If you have not yet obtained a foreign passport, you should submit a letter confirming that. This letter should be addressed to the “Controller General, Department of Immigration and Emigration, Sri Lanka”
Payment should be made ONLY by cash at the counter
Application Fee: RMB 1083/- (USD 158/-)
Personal/Company cheques, wechat payments and Credit Cards are not accepted.
IF YOU WISH TO SUBMIT THE DOCUMENTS BY POST:
Application (page 4) and copies of all other required documents and one of your photographs pasted on page 2 of the application need to be certified (with an official stamp) by an authorised Chinese certification body. (Lawyer, Justice of Peace, Government official). Also, it is compulsory to submit your current passport along with the application.
The relevant payment should be done as a bank transfer to the official account of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing. (official bank account of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing)
Address of the Embassy to send application by post
No. 03, Jian Hua Lu, Beijing, 100600, China
Once received, your application will be forwarded to the Overseas Missions Department at the Department of Immigration & Emigration in Sri Lanka. Provided that all the necessary documents have been submitted (see Required Documents & Instructions), a new passport will be issued approximately within two- three months. (from the date that application received to the Immigration). However, the Embassy cannot guarantee the issuance of a passport within a specific time period.
During this process, the old passport is cancelled by the Controller, Immigration & Emigration. Therefore, Applicants are advised to refrain from travelling to Sri Lanka until a new passport has been received.
When the new passport is received at the Consulate, it will be forwarded to the applicant’s given address by post. The postal charges are to be borne by the applicant. Please notify the Embassy of any change in address via email (email@example.com).
As per Section 35(a) of the Immigrants and Emigrants Act No 20 of 1948 as amended in 2015, the Department of Immigration and Emigration is required to collect Biometrics from passport applicants. The Department will be introducing a new procedure to collect the fingerprints of passport holders whose passport has been issued through Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions after 01st November 2017. The procedure requires every passport holder aged 16- 60 years to provide biometrics (fingerprints and digital face image) to the Department upon their first entry to Sri Lanka.
You are advised to arrange your travel in a way that allows sufficient time to provide your Biometrics to the department.
Biometrics cannot be provided at the airport. You are advised to provide your biometrics prior to departure from Sri Lanka, as failure to do so will prevent you from leaving the country.
Biometric Data Acquisition is conducted free of charge. No payments are required.