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Fees and Methods of the Payments page

Note: All fees are subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuation.

Passport Fees:

 Type of Service  Fees
 Passports  US$
 Adult (10 years) - M or N series passport holders  158.00
 Adult (5 Years) - L, K and J series passport holders  373.00
 Child passport (3 years)  129.00
 Lost passport – if copy is available  373.00
 Lost passport – if copy is not available  473.00
 Amendments to the passport  12.00/each
Emergency Travel document (6 months) - if previous travel document is available 54.00
Emergency Travel document (6 months) - if previous travel document is lost 169.00

Visa Fees:

Please click here for up to date Visa fees.

  Type of Service  Fees
 Visas  US$
 Tourist Visa – short-term (less than 30 days)          35.00
 Tourist Visa – long-term (more than 30 days)  135.00
 Business Visa – short-term (less than 30 days)  40.00
 Business Visa – long-term (more than 30 days)  140.00
 Transit Visa – if less thank 48hours  Free
 Transit Visa – if more than 48hours  30.00
Diplomatic and Official Visas Free
Journalist Visa – Less than 30 days 40.00
Journalist Visa – More than 30 days 140.00
Residence “Entry” Visa – after approval from DI&E     100.00

Consular Fees:

Fees effective 1 March 2018 based on the Gazette Extraordinary No: 2057/35 of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (published on 9 February 2018).

 Type of Consular Service  Fees
 Registration of Birth  US$
 Registration and issuance of a Birth Certificate   25.00
 Issuance of a certified copy of a Birth Certificate  13.00
 Surcharge for applications delayed for over more than 1 year  5.00/Year
 Citizenship Certificate  50.00
 Registration of Death  US$
 Registration and issuance of a Death Certificate 13.00
Issuance of a certified copy of a Death Certificate 13.00
Documents relating to burial/cremation of human remains Free
Documents relating to dispatch of human remains Free
Registration of Marriage US$
Application of a Marriage License under Section 24 (Notice of Marriage) Free
Notice of a Marriage (General/Kandyan) 20.00
Registration and issuance of a Marriage Certificate (General/Kandyan/Muslim) 33.00
Registration of a Marriage under Special License (General/Kandyan) 44.00
Issuance of certified copy of a Marriage Certificate (General/Kandyan/Muslim) 13.00
Attestation, Certification and Authentication (Legalization) of Documents US$
Authentication fee per document 44.00
Caveat order      20.00
Attestation of a document as Justice of the Peace 50.00
Swearing or affirming an affidavit 50.00
Administrating an oath or affirmation 50.00
Attestation of Power of Attorney or Proxy 50.00
Issuance of a certified true copy 5.00
Issuance of a “No Objection” Certificate 30.00
Attestation of a document (except exports documents and educational certificates  US$
- If the document belongs to a Sri Lankan national  30.00
- If the document belongs to a foreign national  33.00
Attestation of educational certificate 5.00
Attestation of set of export documents 44.00
Attestation of a Document through E-DAS US$
Submit a document via E-Das (Sri Lankan National) 25.00
Document Attestation via E-Das (Sri Lankan national) 30.00
Submit a document via E-Das (foreign national) 35.00
Document Attestation via E-Das (Foreign National) 35.00
Payment of Pensions to Sri Lankans overseas US$
Submission of Life Certificates to the Department of Pensions Free
Other Documents US$
Issuance of all other letters/certificates 30.00
Translation of Documents US$
For first 100 words 30.00
For every 25 words thereafter   5.00
Note: For any remaining words (less than 25 words) 5.00

Dual Citizenship:

 Type of Service  Fees
 Dual-Citizenship  US$
Application processing fee                          30.00

Police Clearance Certificate:

 Type of Service  Fees
 Police Clearance Certificate  US$
 Application processing fee                               11.00

Repatriation of Sri Lankan Nationals:

  Type of Service  Fees
 Repatriation of Sri Lankan Nationals              US$
 Application processing fee   60.00

Sri Lanka Driver’s License for Sri Lankans living overseas:

  Type of Service  Fees
 Sri Lanka Driver’s License  US$
 Renewal of Driver’s License 115.00 
 Late fee charged per lapsed year 5.00 
 Duplicate of Driver’s License 115.00 
Change of personal details on Driver’s License            115.00

Bringing Pets to Sri Lanka:

  Type of Service  Fees
 Bringing pets to Sri Lanka  SL Rs.
 Stamp fees to be paid on arrival in Sri Lanka  5.00
 Customs fees to be paid on arrival in Sri Lanka – per pet 250.00

Returning Documents:

 Type of Service  Fees
 Returning Documents  US$
 Via FedEx  20.00
 International mailing                                             35.00
Note: Self-addressed envelopes and/or shipping labels are not accepted.

Methods of Payment:

Please use the following payment methods:

  • Money Orders or Certified Checks should be payable to "Embassy of Sri Lanka"
  • Payment by cash is acceptable only if the application is hand delivered to the Consular Section at the Embassy.
  • Payments by bank cards are not accepted by the Consular Section at the Embassy.
  • Personal checksare not accepted by the Consular Section at the Embassy.
  • Online ETA payment must be paid with a valid debit or credit card only.

Collection of Biometrics from the Passport Applicants applying through Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions from January 1, 2018

As per Section 35(a) of the Immigrants and Emigrants Act No 20 of 1948 as amended in 2015, the Department of Immigration and Emigration(DIE) is required to obtain biometrics from passport applicants. Accordingly, the Department will be introducing a new procedure to obtain the Biometrics of passport holders whose passport has been issued through Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions after January  01, 2018. The procedure requires every passport holder who is in the age group of 16- 60 years to provide biometrics (fingerprints and digital face image) to the Department upon his/her first entry to Sri Lanka on the new passport.

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Forms and Instructions can be found at the bottom of the page 

Procedure for Biometric Collection

Step 1: On arrival, you should directly report to the Chief Immigration Officer (CIO), or the Immigration Officer at the primary counter will refer to the CIO.

Step 2: The CIO will issue you a Biometric Data Acquisition (BDA) Form with a unique number, in two copies. You are required to sign both forms, one of which will be given back to you. The BDA form should be produced at the Department for biometrics collection. Step 3: You may reserve an appointment for biometrics submission via the online appointment reservation system or visit the Department of Immigration and Emigration head office or regional office. Step 4: Visit the Overseas Mission Division of the Department of Immigration and Emigration (headquarters or regional office) and submit the BDA form. Step 5: The officers will guide you on providing biometrics. The estimated time of completion of the biometric enrollment process is 45 minutes. Step 6: Immediately after submission of biometrics, the Biometrics Declaration Form will be issued to the passport holder confirming that the collection of biometrics has been successfully completed. With the completion of this process, the system will automatically activate the passport, allowing your departure from Sri Lanka. For more information about the new procedure for biometrics collection, please visit www.immigration.gov.lk, contact the nearest Sri Lankan Diplomatic Mission, or the DIE Offices on following numbers:
Location Address Telephone
Colombo Overseas Mission Division, 2nd FloorDepartment of Immigration and Emigration "Suhurupaya", Sri Subhuthipura Road, Battaramulla. +94 11 5329230
Matara 9, Sri Vijaya Building, Rahula Road, Matara. +94-41-5412212
Kandy 42/3, Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy. +94-81-5624470, +94-81-5624509
Vavuniya JC 23, Outer Circle Road, Vavuniya. +94-25-5676344
Kurunegala 129, Dambulla Road, Kurun

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1. Application for a Passport 

2. Application for an emergency travel Document (NMRP)

3. Application for change the name in the passport after marriage

4. Application for any other Amendments in passports

Trace your application status: http://slembassyusa.org/tracking/

Inquiries  : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It is advisable to obtain a new passport at least 6 months prior to expiry of your current passport.

Validity of a passport cannot be extended beyond 10 years from the date of issue. (Renewal of passport is no longer practiced)

Under normal circumstances it takes around 8 to 12 weeks to process a Passport application. Please note that the processing time may be varying by case by case. Applicants are advised to apply for new passports well in advance with all supporting documents to avoid inconveniences.

If your passport is lost ,please submit Police report along with the application.

Inclusion of children in the parents's passport will no longer be allowed and the children will be issued separate passports. Children under 16 years of age also should obtain separate passports with the consent of both the parents.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

a. Duly filled Application  -(click here for Application)

    How to fill the application – (Specimen)

b.Three Photographs (Colour, 3.5 cm x 4.5cm or 2” x 2” , photographs should be clear/fresh, without spectacles and shadow, taken within a 3 months. Both ears should be clearly visible). Please note that issuance of a new passport will be delayed if specifications are not met.

 c. Most recent passport

d. Original Birth Certificate (Translations are not accepted)

e. Original Dual Citizenship Certificate and a copy of Foreign Passport (If the applicant is a dual citizenship holder)

f. Academic/professional certificates and letter of appointment (If the profession is to be included) on the passport.

g. Original Marriage certificate (if you have changed your maiden name or wish to change name after marriage.

h. Certified photocopy of valid permanent resident card (If the applicant is a permanent resident in the USA).

i. Copy of Sri Lankan National ID, Dual citizens are advised to obtain a new National ID. (for information please visit www.drp.gov.lk)

j. Police Report (if the passport is lost)

k. Parent's Consent Letter(if the applicant is under 16 years age)

l.Parent's Passport copies (bio Page and Children page) (if the applicant is under 16 years age)

m. If the applicant was born outside Sri Lanka, a copy of the Sri Lankan citizenship Certificate should be submitted along with the application. If such applicant is over 21 years old, he or she should submit a declaration renouncing the citizenship of the country of birth in addition to the citizenship certificate

THE PRESCRIBED FEE:

a. for M or N series passport holders - $ 158.00 b. for L,K and J series passport holders - $ 373.00

b. Minor passport (Issue only for 3 years) - $ 129 

For Lost passports

If the passport copy is available – $ 373.00

If the passport copy is not available- $ 473.00

Returning of documents and new/old passports

Your documents & old passport will be returned with the new passport.

If you desire to receive documents/passports by courier additional charges apply

Federal Express ( FedEx) - $ 20.00 International mailing fee - $ 35.00 (for applicants from Aruba/ Mexico )

Please note that prepaid self addressed envelopes / shipping labels are not accepted.

Methods of Payments

By cash -   If application is hand delivered only.  No payments by bank cards

Money orders or certified checks should be made in favor of " Embassy of Sri Lanka"

Please note that personal checks are not accepted.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING APPLICATIONS

1.Application should be filled preferably in BLOCK letters

2. Three photographs should be furnished as specified in the application. Please ensure that the signatures are confined to the cages provided immediately below the photographs.

3. If the applicant doesn't submit the application in person to the Embassy ,the signature of the applicant in the client undertaking section  should be verified by a Notary, Medical Practitioner, Solicitor, Chief incumbent of Sri Lankan temple, Professor of University or a person of similar status living in the USA.

4. If your passport is lost ,please submit Police report along with the application.

5. The photograph should be clear, good quality, fresh (current picture) , without spectacles and with open ears.

6. The application and original documents should be submitted along with photocopies.

Notes: * This Embassy is not responsible for any document lost in the post

* Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offence. Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances.

* Incomplete applications will be returned and consular fees will not be refunded.

HOW TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION

You can submit the application to the consular division of the Embassy by post or by hand. The Consular Division is open from Monday to Friday (9 am to 5 pm). The physical and mailing address is as follows,

3025 Whitehaven Street NW Washington DC, 20008

The Department of Motor Traffic of Sri Lanka has revised the existing guidelines regarding the issuance of driver’s licenses for Sri Lankans living abroad. Applicable charges for the services provided by Sri Lanka Missions abroad have also been revised. Renewal of Driver’s License

  1. Duly completed MTA 30/2 Offline Application - Click to download application
  2. Current driver’s license
  3. Medical certificate obtained from a recognized medical institution in the US
  4. Valid Sri Lanka Passport
  5. National Identity Card (not compulsory if the NIC number is mentioned in the passport)
  6. Documents to prove the visa  status in the US (Visa/PR Card/Wok Permit)
  7. Two black and white Passport size (3.5 cm X 4.5 cm)  photographs with white background
  8. Money Order / Certified bank cheque in favour of “Embassy of Sri Lanka”  for US $ 115/- (late fee charges of US $ 10  is applicable per each lapsed year)
  9. Postal fee of US $ 20 to return the original documents and the renewed driver’s License.Please note that prepaid self addressed envelopes / shipping labels are not accepted.

Duplicate of a Driver’s License

  1. Duly completed MTA 30/2 Offline Application - Click to download application
  2. Copy of the complaint made to the nearest police station or deformed or blurred  Driving License
  3. Medical certificate obtained from a recognized medical institution in the US (Medical certificate is compulsory for Heavy Vehicles Licenses ( Motor Coach, Lorry etc..) . Medical Certificate is optional for Light Vehicle Licenses
  4. Valid Sri Lanka Passport
  5. National Identity Card (not compulsory if the NIC number is mentioned in the passport)
  6. Documents to prove the visa  status in the US (Visa/PR Card/Wok Permit)
  7. Two black and white Passport size (3.5 cm X 4.5 cm) photographs with white background
  8. Money Order / Certified bank cheque in favour of “Embassy of Sri Lanka”  for US $ 115/-
  9. Postal fee of US $ 20  to return the original documents and the driver’s license.Please note that prepaid self addressed envelopes / shipping labels are not accepted.

Change of personal details of the Driver’s License

  1. Duly filled MTA 30/2 Offline Application - Click to download Application
  2. Current Driving License
  3. Evidence for the changes (Marriage Certificate/ Birth Certificate /Divorce Certificate/ documents to prove the changes of residential address etc..)
  4. Valid Sri Lanka Passport
  5. National Identity Card (not compulsory if the NIC number is mentioned in the passport)
  6. Documents to prove the visa  status in the US (Visa/PR Card/Wok Permit)
  7. Two black and white Passport size (3.5 cm X 4.5 cm)  photographs with white background
  8. Money Order / Certified bank cheque in favour of “Embassy of Sri Lanka”  for US $ 115/-
  9. Postal fee of US $ 20  to return the original documents and the amended driver’s license.Please note that prepaid self addressed envelopes / shipping labels are not accepted.

 

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