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(A) Renewal
  1. Applications for alteration of a passport should be made on Form 'O' (IM 37) which may be obtained from this Embassy by sending a stamped self addressed envelope.
  2. The validity of a passport can be renewed only up to a period of 10 years from the original date of issue. Please use Form 'O' for this purpose. The validity of passports which are over ten years from the date of issue cannot be further extended.
  3. In the case of valid passports in which all pages are exhausted, a new passport may be obtained for which Form 'K' should be used. Please note that extra pages cannot be added to such passports.
  4. The fees for renewal of passports are as follows: (Amended with effect from 01 Nov 2009)One Year - $ 3.00 Two Years - $ 6.00 Three Years - $ 9.00 Four Years - $ 12.00 Five Years - $ 15.00
  5. An applicant who is a US Permanent Resident requests an extension of Sri Lankan travel document should provide the following documents to be sent to USCIS.a. a certified copy of his/her valid Permanent Resident Card b. a Decalration to confirm that he/she has not acquired US Citizenship at the time of the request for such alteration.
  6. If the return of the passport is desired by Mail, applicants in the USA may choose one of the following options and make payment with the relevant application fees.Federal Express - $ 20.00 US Postal Express Mail - $ 18.00 International mailing fee - $ 35.00
  7. Fees may be paid by cash (if application is hand delivered). Money Orders or Certified Cheques should be made in favour of "Embassy of Sri Lanka". Please note that personal cheques will not be accepted.
  8. The duly completed application should be submitted to the Embassy with the following: a. Passport to be renewed/altered b. Supporting documents for the alterations c. Consular fee and postage
(B) Alterations
  1. Applications for alteration of a passport should be made on Form 'O' (IM 37) which may be obtained from this Embassy by sending a stamped self addressed envelope.
  2. Form 'O' should also be used when a person requires an endorsement in the passport regarding the following:a. Change of name consequent to marriage (original or notarized copy of marriage certificate is required. Marriage certificates issued in Sri Lanka should be certified by the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo.) b. Change of name (provided the name in the birth certificate has been altered in accordance with the birth registration regulations of Sri Lanka and the relevant birth certificate which has been notarized should be submitted). c. Change of employment (letter from employer or similar proof required). d. Include or Change National Identity Card (NIC) number. (The original National Identity Card should be provided) e. If a passport has been issued with a restricted endorsement and such endorsement has to be amended or deleted, the passport should be submitted along with relevant supporting documents.
  3. If the applicant wishes to change his / her signature or photograph due to a change in appearance, a new passport should be obtained.
  4. Please do not affix any stamps. The applicant should place his signature in the cage at the bottom of page 1
  5. The Consular fees for alteration of a passport is US $ 10.00.
  6. If the return of the passport is desired by Mail, applicants in the USA may choose one of the following options and make payment with the relevant application fees.Federal Express - $ 20.00 International mailing fee - $ 35.00
  7. Fees should be paid by Money Orders or Certified Cheques made in favour of "Embassy of Sri Lanka". Please note that personal cheques will not be accepted.
  8. When the application is duly completed, it should be submitted to the Embassy with the following:a. Passport to be altered b. Supporting documents for the alterations c. Consular fee and postage
Notes i. This Embassy is not responsible for any document lost in the post. ii. Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offence. Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances. iii. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Notes i. This Embassy is not responsible for any document lost in the post. ii. Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offence. Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances. iii. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Please click here for the application.