Applying for New Passport

Issuance of New Passport

Sri Lankans by Descent or Registration are eligible to apply for a passport.


List of Required Documents

  1. Letter of request (Word) (Download)

  2. Duly filled application form ‘K’ (download). All the information should be furnished as required through the application

  3. Three colour photographs (3.5 X 4.5 cm). Both ears should appear and the background of the picture should not be black or dark

  4. Original birth certificate countersigned by the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka with a copy. Translations of birth certificates will not be considered as originals

  5. National Identity Card with  copies of both sides

  6. Marriage certificate with a copy (If required to change the maiden name)

  7. Present passport with a copy of the data page  

  8. Sufficient proof for visa/residence permit in Russia/CIS

  9. The applicant should come personally to hand over the application

  10. Professional certificate with a copy if the applicant requires the profession to be included in the passport. This document should be issued by the relevant authority (for example, for medical practitioners – Registration certificate of Medical Council of Sri Lanka. If the applicant is not registered in the Medical Council of Sri Lanka but working as a medical practitioner in a hospital of the country of domicile, he/she can submit a letter obtained from the director of the relevant hospital certified by the Ministry of Health of appropriate country. For other professionals a letter obtained from the employer indicating the profession of the applicant also should be provided. Students should also submit a letter from the university to specify the specialty in the passport authenticated by the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the relevant Country. Otherwise, the profession will not be included

  11. Citizenship certificate with a copy if the applicant is a citizen by registration

  12. If the application is made in more than 01 (one) year from the date of expiry of the current passport, applicant is required to submit an official document from the immigration office of the country of domicile confirming the residential status of the applicant

  13. Relevant fee            

  14. NOTE: All applications for new passports have to be forwarded to the Controller, Immigration & Emigration, which is the only authority responsible for issuing passports, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka. This process may take approximately from 06 to 08 weeks.


The following is considered as punishable offence: if found guilty upon prosecution imprisonment for the period from 06 months to 05 years, a fine of Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 200,000 can be imposed.

  1. Submission of falsified or forged document/s to obtain a travel document.

  2. Applying for a travel document while possessing such a document and / or possession of more than one valid travel document simultaneously.

  3. Dispatch of a Sri Lanka travel document through the post, courier or another person from/to Sri Lanka without prior approval of the Controller. For approval written request (in duplicate), courier letter (in duplicate), and passport should be forwarded to the 3rd floor No. 41 Ananda Rajakaruna Mw, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.


Fee for Passports



 01. Issuance of New Passport (when the pages have run out or validity is expired)

   150  USD

 02. Replacement of lost passport if applicant produce M/N Series passport (Additional                levy included)

   350  USD

 03. Replacement of lost passport if applicant is unable to produce the copy of passport               or the passport number (Additional levy included)

   450  USD

 04. Issuance of New Passport in lieu of an expired passport along with the old                      passport  (J,K,L Series)  (Additional levy included)


05. Issuance of NMR Passport (when the pages have run out of validity is expired)


06. Issuance of NMR Passport (For lost passport)      


07. Extension of validity of passport - per year


08. Any amendment or alteration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


   350 USD



    50 USD


    50 USD


      6 USD


    10 USD









of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Russian Federation


Office hours 10:00 – 12:30  & 14:00 – 16:00 (Monday – Friday)

Closed on Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays


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