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 for adults (16 years & above) & 3 years for minors (below 16 years)

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)
    • Valid for Saudi Arabia (only for Haj and Umrah pilgrimage)
  • 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 LKR 2500 LKR 7500 10 years
Specified countries* LKR 1000 LKR 2500
Minors (below 16 years) All countries LKR 1500 LKR 3500 3 years
Specified countries* LKR 1000 LKR 1500
Official Passport All countries LKR 2500 LKR 7500 10 years
Diplomatic Passport
Emmergency Certificate India & Nepal LKR 500 N/A 2 years and can be extended up to
additional 2 years upon request.
None Machine Readable Passport &
Temporary Travel Document
N/A N/A LKR 2500 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 (hand-writing signature)
  • Authority/බලධරයා
  • Machine Readable Zone

Note of passport[edit]

The passport contains the following note :


මෙය දරන්නාට අවහිර බාධාවලින් තොරව නිදහසේ ගමන් කිරීමට සහ අවශ්‍යවන ආධාර ද ආරක්ෂාව ද සලස්වා දෙන ලෙසත් අදාල වගකීම් දරන සියලු දෙනාගෙන්ම ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ ජනාධිපති ඉල්ලුම්කර ද අපේක්ෂාකර ද සිටී.


இதனை வைத்திருப்பவர் தங்குதடையின்றி இலகுவாகப் பிரயாணஞ் செய்ய அனுமதிக்குமாறும் வேண்டிய உதவியையும், பாதுகாப்பையும் அளிக்குமாறும் இது தொடர்புடைய சகலரையும் இலங்கைச் சனநாயக சோசலிசக் குடியரசின் சனாதிபதி அவர்கள் வேண்டிக் கொள்கிறார்கள்.


The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka requests and requires all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance and to afford the bearer such assistance and protection as may be necessary.

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