Application for a passport in lieu of a lost passport




Issuance of a new Passport (If the current Passport is reported lost or damaged)

If the current passport is lost or stolen, please make a complaint to the local Police station and a Police report is required to apply for a new passport.

A Sri Lankan citizen by descent or by registration can apply for a Sri Lankan Passport. Ordinary passports are valid for 10 years from the date of issuance unless otherwise endorsed.

New Sri Lankan passports in lieu of a lost/damaged Passport are issued by the Department of Immigration & Emigration in Battaramulla, Sri Lanka. Applications received at the High Commission are dispatched to the Department of Immigration & Emigration in Sri Lanka. The new passports issued in Sri Lanka are then dispatched back to this High Commission for handing over to the applicants. This process takes one to two months.

Applications  for passports in lieu of a lost passport are not accepted by post.  Applicants must attend an interview in person with the application and the originals of the required documents.

The following documents should be submitted to obtain a new passport :

Duly completed form K 35 A
Copy of the data/photo page of the lost passport, if available.
Original Birth Certificate (English translation of the birth certificate shall not be considered as the original) OR probable age certificate of the applicant or a certificate to prove Sri Lankan Citizenship (Please see below for details)

Duly completed Form D
Current visa in the UK/Ireland OR UK/Ireland Passport, if the applicant is a dual citizen
Confirmation of non-acquisition of British citizenship from the UK Border Agency (Form NQ/UK Home Office Confirmation letter) OR an affidavit* (click here to download the format) certified/attested by the Consular Division of the High Commission to confirm that the applicant has not obtained the British Citizenship at the time of submitting the application for a new passport, if the applicant has been issued Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), Permanent Residence Card (PR) or Settlement one year or before.
Sri Lankan National Identity Card, Sri Lankan Driving Licence (If available)
Dual Citizenship Certificate and British Passport (If the applicant is a Dual Citizen)
If the applicant was born outside Sri Lanka and over 21 years of age those applicants need to submit an affidavit affirming that they will retain Sri Lanka citizenship (click here to download the format)
Detailed instructions to fill the Passport application (K 35A) and all forms and formats are available for download at the link

Please note that all supporting documents should be submitted in originals with 01 set of photocopies of each, on one side of A4 size paper along with the duly completed Passport application.

*There is an additional fee of GBP 58/= for certifying/attesting the affidavit.

The following documents are accepted as proof of Sri Lankan Citizenship

1. Certificate of Dual Citizenship
2. Certificate of Registration of Birth outside Sri Lanka
3. Certificate of citizenship registration under section 8,11,12,13 of Citizenship Act of Sri Lanka
4. Certificate of Granting of Citizenship to Indian Origin persons
5. Certificate of Granting of Citizenship to Chinese Origin persons

Note : On special circumstances where birth certificate is not available, a blank result sheet with regard to the search of the birth certificate/ the original and a photocopy of the birth certificate of a child of the applicant could be submitted