Sri Lankan passport

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Sri Lankan passport
Sri Lankan Passport.jpg
The front cover of a contemporary Sri Lankan passport.
Issued by  Sri Lanka
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Sri Lankan citizenship
Expiration 10 years after acquisition (restrictions subject to citizens below 10 years of age).

Sri Lankan passports are issued to citizens of Sri Lanka for the purpose of international travel. The Department of Immigration and Emigration is responsible for issuing Sri Lankan passports.


  • Diplomatic Passport (Light Red      ) - Issued to Sri Lankan diplomats, top ranking government officials and diplomatic couriers.
  • Official Passport (Red      ) - Issued to individuals representing the Sri Lankan government on official/state business
  • Ordinary Passport (Maroon      ) - Issued for ordinary travel, such as vacations and business trips
    • Valid for all countries
    • Valid for specified countries
  • Emergency Certificate (Silver      )
    • Valid for India and Nepal (for Pilgrimage and medical treatment)
  • Non Machine Readable Passports (Brown      ) - Issued by Sri Lanka Missions under special circumstances

All newly issued passports for adults will have a maximum validity of ten years from the date of issue under the Immigrants and Emigrants Act, regardless of when the previous passport (if any) was issued.

Type Valid countries Fee Validity
Normal Service One day Service
Ordinary Passport Adults (16 years & above) All countries Rs 2,500 Rs 7,500 10 years
Specified countries* Rs 1,000 Rs 2,500
Minors (below 10 years) All countries Rs 1,500 Rs 3,500 3 years
Specified countries* Rs 1,000 Rs 1,500
Official Passport All countries Rs 2,500 Rs 7,500 10 years
Diplomatic Passport
Emmergency Certificate India & Nepal Rs 500 N/A 2 years (can be extended for further two years)
None Machine Readable Passport & Temporary Travel Document N/A N/A Rs 2,500 valid only for one way travel to Sri Lanka

Specified countries* = Bahrain, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Identity information page[edit]

The Sri Lankan passport includes the following data:

  • Photograph of the holder (digital image printed on page)
  • Type/වර්ගය
  • Country code/දේ. සං. ('LKA' for Sri Lanka)
  • Passport No./ගමන් බලපතේ අංකය
  • Surname/වාසගම
  • Other Names/වෙනත් නම්
  • National Status/ජාතිකත්වය ('SRI LANKAN')
  • Date of Birth/උපන් දිනය (DD/MM/YYYY)
  • Sex/ස්ත්‍රී පුරුෂ භාවය ('M' for Male and 'F' for Female)
  • Place of Birth/උපන් ස්ථානය (only the city or town is listed)
  • Date of Issue/නිකුත් කළ දිනය (DD/MM/YYYY)
  • Date of Expiry/අවලංගු වන දිනය (DD/MM/YYYY)
  • Profession/රැකියාව
  • ID No./හැඳුනුම්පත් අංකය (National Identity Card Number)
  • Holder's Sign/දරන්නාගේ අත්සන
  • Authority Colombo/බලධරයා
  • Machine Readable Zone

Note of passport[edit]

The passport contains the following note :




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