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.

The Department of Immigration and Emigration planned to issue biometric passports (e-passports) with fingerprints to Sri Lankan citizens starting from 3rd quarter of 2015.[1]


  • 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 For 10 years & above old persons All countries Rs 2,500 Rs 7,500 10 years
Specified countries* Rs 1,000 Rs 2,500
For Minors (below 10 years old) 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 ('PA' or 'PB' for Ordinary Passport, 'PC' for Official Passport and 'PD' for Diplomatic Passport)
  • Country code ('LKA' for Sri Lanka)
  • Passport No. (Starting with 'M' or 'N' for Ordinary Passport, 'OL' for Official Passport and 'D' for Diplomatic Passport)
  • Surname
  • Other Names
  • National Status ('SRI LANKAN')
  • Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)
  • Sex ('M' for Male and 'F' for Female
  • Place of Birth (only the city or town is listed)
  • Date of Issue (DD/MM/YYYY)
  • Date of Expiry (DD/MM/YYYY)
  • Profession
  • ID No. (National Identity Card Number)
  • Holder's Sign (digital image printed on page)
  • Authority Colombo (digital image printed on page)

The information page ends with the Machine Readable Zone.

Note of passport[edit]

The passport contains the following note :




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