Police Clearance Certificate

Notice to the general public who wish to obtain consular services

For the convenience of the general public and taking into consideration the social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, all consular services of the High Commission are now provided by prior appointment. Therefore, those who wish to visit the Consular Section of the High Commission for consular services are requested to obtain a prior appointment which can be made online by clicking the ‘Appointments for Consular Services’ menu item on the home page of our website or clicking the link https://hclappontments.embassyonline.lk.

Please note that appointments can only be made online and not by telephoning the High Commission. We regret our inability to provide consular services to anyone who visits the Consular Section without a prior appointment.

Application For A Police Clearance Certificate From Sri Lanka

Public Opening Hours – Mon – Fri from 9.30am to 1pm.

Telephone Inquires – Mon – Fri from 2.30pm to 5.00pm.

No prior appointments – First come first served basis.

All original documents must be submitted along with photocopies.

Fees -only CASH at the Consular Counter


Application can be made;

Sri Lankans living in the UK and Ireland may submit their applications directly to the Sri Lanka Police Department through their online system or to the High Commission to be forwarded to the Police Department in Sri Lanka.

The duly filled application should be submitted to this High Commission in person with £15/- or if by post with a postal order or bank draft in favour of “ Sri Lanka High Commission – London”, along with a letter stating the reason for requesting the Police Clearance Certificate and copy of Sri Lankan Passport or Sri Lankan National Identity card.

For Non Sri Lankans, please submit a copy of their respective passport. Without the required documents your application may be rejected by the Police Department.

On submission of the application, it will be forwarded to the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Administration) of the Police Headquarters, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka who would issue the Certificate of Clearance after verifying the details of the applicant from the respective Police Stations.

Upon receipt of the Police Clearance Certificate, it will be sent to the applicant by post or it can be collected from the Consular Division of the High Commission.

Forms to be downloaded as necessary

Application for Clearance Certificate – (3 pages)