Children below the age of 16 can be included into the parents' new passports. This can only be done at the time of applying for a new passport.
- Form IM 35 C to be completed and signed by the parent applying for the passport
- Three colour photographs size 2.5 cm x 3.5 cm. Two photos to be affixed within the two cages for each child. The right hand side photograph and the relevant place at the bottom to be attested by a Notary Public or GP. The remaining photograph to be attached to the form IM 35C.
- The following Original documents are to be submitted together with one set of photocopies. Child's Sri Lanka Birth Certificate issued by the Registrar General, District Registrar, Divisional Registrar should be submitted. Photocopies / copies certified by other parties / translations will not be accepted.
- If the child was born outside Sri Lanka the Citizenship Certificate.
- Passport of parents with photocopies of the following pages.
- Photo page
- Pages relating to particulars of children
- Endorsement / Alteration pages
- Consent letter signed by the father for the inclusion of the child in the mother's passport or vice versa if it is to be included in the father's passport. Death Certificate in case of either parent's death, Divorce Certificate/Court decision together with the order of Custodianship of the child if parents are divorced.
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- Fee - $150.00
- No additional charges if the children are added while obtaining a new passport.
- For deletion of children from an existing passports a fee of $10/- will be charged.
- Payment should be made in cash at the counter or by Money Order/Cashiers Checks drawn in
favour of the "Consulate General of Sri Lanka" if sent by post. Personal cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
Once Your Application is Accepted
SUBMISSION OF FORGED BIRTH CERTIFICATES OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS IS AN OFFENCE. SUCH CASES WILL BE REPORTED TO RELEVANT AUTHORITIES AND PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
- It will be forwarded to the Overseas Missions Division of the
Immigration and Emigration Department in Colombo. If all the required
documents are submitted, it normally takes around 8-10 weeks to
receive the new passport. The Consulate General cannot guarantee
the issuance of a passport within a specific period.
Note: During the processing of new passports the Controller Immigration and
Emigration cancels the old passport and therefore applicants are advised to refrain from
travelling to Sri Lanka until the receipt of the new passport.
- Once we receive your new passport at this Consulate General you will be
informed in writing. You are required to bring this letter and the current
passport/emergency passport (if retained by you) along with your Cash Receipt to
this Consulate General on any working day between 9.30 a.m. & 16.00 p.m. in order to collect your new passport.
- If you are unable to collect the new passport personally you should authorise your
representative in writing to collect your passport on your behalf. The representative
should provide an authorisation letter along with the Cash Receipt and his/her identification.
- If the new passport is to be returned to you by post, you should include,
at the time of submitting your application, $20/- (if you are within the California State)
and $25/- (if you are outside the State) being courier charges.
Every applicant including children who intend to apply for a passport, will be required to be present for an interview with all relevant documents at the Consulate General on any working day between 9.30 am and 16.00 pm. No prior appointment is required.
The Consulate General will not accept applications under this category by post.
All certifications /attestations in the application should be done by a Notary Public or Medical Practitioner (GP). Attester's official frank / seal must be placed below the signature.
All incomplete applications will be returned and payment will not be refunded.
The Application Forms
Three (3) identical copies of colour photographs of size 3.5cm x 4.5cm, with direct face (both ears must be visible
) and in a light coloured background without the outer border to be affixed to the application as specified below.
Form "K" - IM 35
Complete all cages from 1-20 of page one and place the signature of the applicant below and paste one photograph on the top right hand box.
Declaration of the applicant - ( page 2)
The declaration should be signed by the applicant and attested by a Notary Public or Medical Practitioner (GP).
Photo/Signature Card (IM35 B)
- The two remaining photographs should be pasted within the borders of the 2 cages. Do not staple or pin.
- The signature of the applicant should be placed well within the 2 cages.
- This form should be attested by the same person who has signed the declaration of the applicant.
- The Attester's signature and seal should be placed over the "Verification Photograph" as well as below the declaration.
Applicant should fill all questions from 1 to 26 as applicable and sign the duly completed form.
Should be duly filled and signed by the Applicant and attested by a Notary Public/GP.
DOCUMENTS TO BE ATTACHED
ORIGINAL documents (i) to (viii) to be submitted with 1 set of photocopies. The documents issued by the Government of Sri Lanka (original Birth and Marriage certificates) will be retained by this Consulate General and released with your new passport.
- Birth Certificate issued by the Registrar General, District Registrar, Divisional Registrar.
Photocopies certified by other parties and translations will not be accepted.
If the applicant was born outside Sri Lanka, the Citizenship Certificate issued by the Citizenship
Division in Colombo. If an applicant born outside Sri Lanka has reached 18 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 continuity of the Sri Lankan nationality.
- Police report - A written confirmation from the police regarding the loss of the passport.
- National Identity Card
- If you are a Dual Citizen - the Dual Citizenship 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)
- For the inclusion of profession other than that which already appears in the passport -
Original professional certificate from the employer confirming the title.