CONSULATE GENERAL OF SRI LANKA

LOS ANGELES

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If your passport is lost or stolen, please make complaint to your local police station and obtain a police report.

 

Fingerprints will be captured from overseas applicants on their first visit to Sri Lanka w. e. f. 1st January 2018.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

 

a. A letter requesting another passport

b. Duly filled Application (Click here for Application K AND Form D)

c. Three Photographs (Colour, 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm or 2” x 2” )

c. Copy of lost passport

d. Original Birth Certificate

e. Police report

f. Dual Citizenship Certificate and a copy of Foreign Passport (If the applicant is a dual citizenship holder)

g. Academic/professional certificates and letter of appointment (If the profession is to be included)

i. Marriage certificate (if the applicant is married and wishes to have spouse’s surname entered in the passport)

j. Application for addition/deletion of children’s names where necessary.(Click here – IM 35C AND No objection letter) if addition please submit original birth certificate of the child.

k. Certified photocopy of valid permanent resident card (If the applicant is a permanent resident in the USA).

 

THE PRESCRIBED FEE:

  1. If the passport number or a copy of the data page is submitted – $ 373.00
    b. If the passport number or a copy of the data page is not submitted- $ 473.00

 

* If the return of the passport is desired by mail, applicants may choose one of the following options and make payment together with the application fees as follows,

 

Within the State – $ 25.00 Out of State of California – $ 30.00 

 

Fees may be paid by cash (only if application is hand delivered). The money orders or certified checks should be made in favor of ”Consulate General of Sri Lanka
Please note that personal checks will not be accepted.

 

PROCESSING TIME - 08 to 10 weeks

Applications received at the Consulate Office from Monday through Wednesday are processed and forwarded to the controller, Immigration & Emigration in Colombo every Thursday by Diplomatic bag. Applications received after Wednesday will be dispatched the following week.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING APPLICATIONS

1. Application should be filled preferably in BLOCK letters

2. Three photographs should be furnished as specified in the application. Please ensure that the signatures are confined to the cages provided immediately below the photographs.

 

3. The photographs, signature and declaration of the applicant can be attested by a Notary, Medical Practitioner, Solicitor, Chief incumbent of Sri Lankan temple, Professor of University or a person of similar status living in the USA.

4. The photograph should be clear, good quality, fresh (current picture), without spectacles and with open ears.

5. The application and original documents should be submitted along with photocopies.

 

Notes:

* This Consulate Office is not responsible for any document lost in the post

* Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offence. Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances.

* Incomplete applications will be returned and consular fees will not be refunded.

 

 HOW TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION?

You can submit the application to the Consulate Office by post or by hand. The Consulate Office is open from Monday to Friday (9 am to 3 pm). The physical and mailing address is as follows,

3250 Wilshire Blvd #2180,
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Even an infant, if he/she is a Sri Lankan, is entitled to obtain a Sri Lankan Passport for which the following documents should be submitted,

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

a. Duly filled Application (Click here for Application form K)

b. Three Photographs (Color, 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm or 2” x 2”)

c. Most recent passports of parents

d. Original Birth Certificate

e. Citizenship certificate or a copy of the receipt of the payment for the citizenship certificate (If the child was born in foreign country (out side Sri Lanka))

f. A consent letter from parents (Click here for specimen)

g. Certified photocopy of valid permanent resident card (If the applicant is a permanent resident in the USA).

 

THE PRESCRIBED FEE:

$ 129.00

* If the return of the passport is desired by mail, applicants may choose one of the following options and make payment together with the application fees as follows,

 Within the State – $ 25.00         Out of State of California – $ 30.00 

Fees may be paid by cash (only if application is hand delivered). The money orders or certified checks should be made in favor of” Consulate General of Sri Lanka


Please note that personal checks will not be accepted.

PROCESSING TIME - 08 to 10 weeks

Applications received at the Consulate Office from Monday through Wednesday are processed and forwarded to the controller, Immigration & Emigration in Colombo every Thursday by Diplomatic bag. Applications received after Wednesday will be dispatched the following week.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING APPLICATIONS

1. Application should be filled preferably in BLOCK letters

2. Three photographs should be furnished as specified in the application. Please ensure that the signatures are confined to the cages provided immediately below the photographs.

3. The photographs, signature and declaration of the applicant can be attested by a Notary, Medical Practitioner, Solicitor, Chief incumbent of Sri Lankan temple, Professor of University or a person of similar status living in the USA.

4. The photograph should be clear, good quality, fresh (current picture), without spectacles and with open ears.

5. The application and original documents should be submitted along with photocopies.

 

Notes:

* This Consulate Office is not responsible for any document lost in the post

* Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offence. Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances.

* Incomplete applications will be returned and consular fees will not be refunded.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION?

You can submit the application to the Consulate Office by post or by hand. The Consulate Office is open from Monday to Friday (9am to 3pm) The physical and mailing address is as follows,

3250 Wilshire Blvd #2180,
Los Angeles, CA 90010

 

A Sri Lankan citizen by descent or by registration can apply for a Sri Lankan Passport. Ordinary passports are valid for 10 years at the time of first issue. On the expiry of 10 years from the date of issue, or if there are no pages for visa endorsement, a new passport should be obtained.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

a. Duly filled Application  - (click here for Application)

b. Three Photographs (Colour, 3.5 cm x 4.5cm or 2” x 2”)

c. Most recent passport

d. Original Birth Certificate

e. Citizenship Certificate (If the applicant is a citizen by registration).

f. Dual Citizenship Certificate and a copy of Foreign Passport (If the applicant is a dual citizenship holder)

g. Academic/professional certificates and letter of appointment (If the profession is to be included)

h. Marriage certificate (if the applicant married and wishes to have spouse’s surname entered in the passport)

i. Application for addition/deletion of children’s names where necessary. (Click here for form IM 35C AND No objection letter) if addition please submit original birth certificate of the child.

J. Certified photocopy of valid permanent resident card (If the applicant is a permanent resident in the USA).

k. Copy of Sri Lankan National ID (If available)

 

THE PRESCRIBED FEE:

a. Non Machine readable Passport (NMRP) – $ 54.00
b. NMRP-if previous travel document lost – $ 169.00

*If the return of the passport is desired by mail, applicants may choose one of the following options and make payment together with the application fees as follows,

Within the State – $ 25.00 Out of State of California – $ 30.00 

 

Fees may be paid by cash (only if application is hand delivered). The money orders or certified check should be made in favor of” Consulate General of Sri Lanka

Please note that personal check will not be accepted.

 

PROCESSING TIME - One Week

Applications received at the Consulate Office from Monday through Wednesday are processed and forwarded to the controller, Immigration & Emigration in Colombo every Thursday by Diplomatic bag. Applications received after Wednesday will be dispatched the following week.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING APPLICATIONS

1. Application should be filled preferably in BLOCK letters

2. Three photographs should be furnished as specified in the application. Please ensure that the signatures are confined to the cages provided immediately below the photographs.

3. The photographs, signature and declaration of the applicant can be attested by a Notary, Medical Practitioner, Solicitor, Chief incumbent of Sri Lankan temple, Professor of University or a person of similar status living in the USA.

4. The photograph should be clear, good quality, fresh (current picture), without spectacles and with open ears.

5. The application and original documents should be submitted along with photocopies.

Notes:
* This Consulate Office is not responsible for any document lost in the post

* Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offence.
Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances.

* Incomplete applications will be returned and consular fees will not be refunded.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION?

You can submit the application to the Consulate Office by post or by hand. The Consulate Office is open from Monday to Friday (9 am to 3 pm). The physical and mailing address is as follows,

3250 Wilshire Blvd #2180,
Los Angeles, CA 90010

DOCUMENT REQUIRED

a. Duly filled Application (Click here for Form O)

b. Current passport

d. Marriage Certificate. (Please note that marriage certificates which issued by a State should be authenticated by the Authentication office of the Department of State in the USA)

e. If the applicant is permanent resident, certified copy of permanent resident card.

 

THE PRESCRIBED FEE:

$ 12.00

*If the return of the passport is desired by mail, applicants may choose one of the following options and make payment together with the application fees as follows,

 Within the State – $ 25.00 Out of State of California – $ 30.00 

Fees may be paid by cash (only if application is hand delivered).

The money orders or certified checks should be made in favor of ”Consulate General of Sri Lanka
Please note that personal checks will not be accepted.

TIME PERIOD - Two weeks

Notes:

* This Consulate Office is not responsible for any document lost in the post

* Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offence. Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances.

* Incomplete applications will be returned and consular fees will not be refunded.

* According to the Sri Lankan Immigrations Regulations, Sri Lankan Citizens who have applied and gained refugee status or asylum in the USA are not entitled to a Sri Lankan passport and also to renew validity of their existing passports. However, temporary travel documents will be issued to the following categories of Sri Lankans for the sole purpose of returning to Sri Lanka.

* Those who have applied for refugee or asylum status and awaiting decision of the US government.

* Those who have applied for refugee or asylum status but have subsequently withdrawn their applications.

* Those who have given up their refugee or asylum status and decided to return to Sri Lanka.

* Those whose applications for asylum or refugee status have been rejected by the US government in which such status has been sought.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

a. Letter of request
b. Duly filled Form (Click here for Form O)
c. Passport
d. If applicant is permanent resident, certified photocopy of valid permanent resident card or a letter from the Bureau of Immigration and customs Enforcement (BICE) confirming whether he/she has not acquired US Citizenship.

 

THE PRESCRIBED FEE:

$ 12.00

*If the return of the passport is desired by mail, applicants may choose one of the following options and make payment together with the application fees as follows,

 Within the State – $ 25.00 Out of State of California – $ 30.00

Fees may be paid by cash (only if application is hand delivered). The money orders or certified cheques should be made in favor of ” Consulate General of Sri Lanka
Please note that personal cheques will not be accepted.

 

TIME PERIOD – Within two weeks

 

HOW TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION?

You can submit the application to the Consulate Office by post or by hand. The Consulate Office is open from Monday to Friday (9am to 3pm) The physical and mailing address is as follows,

3250 Wilshire Blvd #2180,
Los Angeles, CA 90010

 

Application for a Passport (If the current passport reported lost or damaged)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application for a new passport for children under 16 years old

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application for an emergency travel Document (NMRP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application for change the name in the passport after marriage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application for any other Amendments in passports

 APPLICATION FOR A NEW PASSPORT

 May 17, 2018

 Validity of a passport cannot be extended beyond 10 years from the date of its first issue. If the passport does not have sufficient pages for visa   endorsements or  a passport  is  10 years old or the passport is lost, a new  passport must be obtained.

 Under normal circumstances it takes around 8 to 12 weeks to process a Passport application. Please note that the processing time may be varying by   case by case. Applicants are advised to apply for new passports well in advance with all supporting documents to avoid inconveniences.

 If your passport is lost ,please submit Police report along with the application.

 Inclusion of children in the parents’s passport will no longer be allowed and the children will be issued separate passports. Children under 16 years of   age also should obtain separate passports with the consent of both the parents.

 DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

 a. Duly filled Application  -

 b. Three Photographs (Colour, 3.5 cm x 4.5cm or 2” x 2”);  The photographs should be  clear, fresh, with open eyes, without spectacles,  within three months & Forehead and both ears clearly visible. Background and Dress should not be in same color.

 c. Most recent passport

 d. Original Birth Certificate (Translations not accepted)

 e. Dual Citizenship Certificate and a copy of Foreign Passport (If the applicant is a dual citizenship holder)

 f. Academic/professional certificates and letter of appointment (If the profession is to be included)

 g. Marriage certificate (if the applicant married and wishes to have spouse’s surname entered in the passport)

 h. Certified photocopy of valid permanent resident card (If the applicant is a permanent resident in the USA).

 i. Copy of Sri Lankan National ID

 j. Police Report (if the passport is lost)

 k. Parent’s Consent letter (if the applicant is under 16 years age)

 l.Parent’s Passport copies (if the applicant is under 16 years age)

 m. If the applicant was born outside Sri Lanka, a copy of the Sri Lankan citizenship Certificate should be submitted along with the application. If such   applicant is over 21 years old, he or she should submit a declaration renouncing the citizenship of the country of birth in addition to the citizenship   certificate

 THE PRESCRIBED FEE:

 a. for M or N series passport holders - $ 158.00 b. for L,K and J series passport holders - $ 373.00

 For Lost passports

 If the passport number is available – $ 373.00

 If the passport number is not available- $ 473.00

 If the return of the passport is desired by mail, applicants may choose one of the following options and make payment together with the application   fees as follows,

 Within the State – $ 25.00 Out of State of California – $ 30.00 

 Fees may be paid by cash (only if application is hand delivered). The money orders or cashier's check should be made in favor of ” Consulate General   of Sri Lanka”

 Please note that personal check will not be accepted.

 PROCESSING TIME - 10 TO 16 WEEKS

 INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING APPLICATIONS

 1.Application should be filled preferably in BLOCK letters

 2. Three photographs should be furnished as specified in the application. Please ensure that the signatures are confined to the cages provided   immediately below the photographs.

 3. If the applicant doesn’t submit the application in person to the Consulate General ,the signature of the applicant in the client undertaking section   should be verified by a Notary, Medical Practitioner, Solicitor, Chief incumbent of Sri Lankan temple, Professor of University or a person of similar   status  living in the USA.

 4. If your passport is lost ,please submit Police report along with the application.

 5. The photograph should be clear, good quality, fresh (current picture) , without spectacles and with open ears.

 6. The application and original documents should be submitted along with photocopies.

 Notes: * This Embassy is not responsible for any document lost in the post

 * Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offence. Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances.

 * Incomplete applications will be returned and consular fees will not be refunded.

 HOW TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION

 You can submit the application to the consular division of the Consulate General by post or by hand. The Consular Division is open from Monday to   Friday (9 am to 3 pm). The physical and mailing address is as follows,

 3250, Wilshire Blvd,

 Suit 2180

 Los Angeles 90010

PASSPORT NEW RULES

Collection of Biometrics from the Passport Applicants applying through Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions from January 1, 2018

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(DIE) is required to obtain biometrics from passport applicants. Accordingly, the Department will be introducing a new procedure to obtain the Biometrics of passport holders whose passport has been issued through Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions after January  01, 2018. The procedure requires every passport holder who is in the age group of 16- 60 years to provide biometrics (fingerprints and digital face image) to the Department upon his/her first entry to Sri Lanka on the new passport.

Forms and Instructions can be found at the bottom of the page 

Procedure for Biometric Collection

Step 1: On arrival, you should directly report to the Chief Immigration Officer (CIO), or the Immigration Officer at the primary counter will refer to the CIO.

Step 2: The CIO will issue you a Biometric Data Acquisition (BDA) Form with a unique number, in two copies. You are required to sign both forms, one of which will be given back to you. The BDA form should be produced at the Department for biometrics collection.

Step 3: You may reserve an appointment for biometrics submission via the online appointment reservation system or visit the Department of Immigration and Emigration head office or regional office.

Step 4: Visit the Overseas Mission Division of the Department of Immigration and Emigration (headquarters or regional office) and submit the BDA form.

Step 5: The officers will guide you on providing biometrics. The estimated time of completion of the biometric enrollment process is 45 minutes.

Step 6: Immediately after submission of biometrics, the Biometrics Declaration Form will be issued to the passport holder confirming that the collection of biometrics has been successfully completed. With the completion of this process, the system will automatically activate the passport, allowing your departure from Sri Lanka.

For more information about the new procedure for biometrics collection, please visit www.immigration.gov.lk, contact the nearest Sri Lankan Diplomatic Mission, or the DIE Offices on following numbers:

Location Address Telephone
Colombo Overseas Mission Division, 2nd FloorDepartment of Immigration and Emigration “Suhurupaya”, Sri Subhuthipura Road, Battaramulla. +94 11 5329230
Matara 9, Sri Vijaya Building, Rahula Road, Matara. +94-41-5412212
Kandy 42/3, Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy. +94-81-5624470, +94-81-5624509
Vavuniya JC 23, Outer Circle Road, Vavuniya. +94-25-5676344
Kurunegala 129, Dambulla Road, Kurun