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Visa
Extension of validity of passports
Issuance of New Passports in lieu of lost or damaged passports
Issuance of New Passports in lieu of passports which have run out of pages
Issuance of New Passports for children
Registration of Birth
Endorsements / Amendments
Fee Schedule
 
 
Form Download Section:
Visa Form (Application for Visa)
Application for Add/del of Children (Form C IM 35)
Decleration of birth under Section 16
Decleration of birth after 3 moths (section 24)
Form B IM 35 (Annexure to Form K)
Application for emergency certificate (Form I IM36)
Application for a Sri Lankan Passport,Emergency/Identity Certificate(Form K)
Application for a Sri Lanka Passport in Lieu of a Lost Passport (Form D)
Declaration Form (Form D-3)
Application for Amending a Sri Lankan Travel Document (Form O IM 37)
Application for Renewal or Alteration of Sri Lanka Passport/Emergency Certificate or Id Certificate (Form O Regulation 48)
Application for Registration of a Birth Outside Sri Lanka (Form I)
Citizenship Declaration
Vital Statistics of Birth
Application for Death Certificate and/or Search of Registers
 
Please note :

Passports are issued by the Controller of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo and not by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Karachi. Citizens of Sri Lanka with residence in Karachi can apply for a passport at the Consulate General. The application will be forwarded to the Immigration Department in Colombo where a machine-readable passport is issued. Usually this takes 8-10 weeks, pre-supposing that the correct application and complete documentation has been submitted. After receiving the passport from Colombo, the Consulate General will inform the applicant to call over at the Consulate General and collect the passport.
 
For all your Consular matters, please contact the Consular Section from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm on working days (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays declared by the High Commission are not working days.)
 
Overview :

A Sri Lankan passport is now issued for a period of ten years. After 10 years Sri Lankans are expected to apply for new passports. New passports can also be obtained when there are no more pages for visa endorsements.

In the case of “L” and “M” series passports, names of children under 16 years of age will be endorsed in either of the parent’s passports. Since the inclusion of children’s photographs in “N” series passports has now been automated, the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Karachi is unable to entertain requests for inclusion of child/children’s details into the parent’s passports.

However, the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Karachi could issue a Non-Machine Readable Passport or an Emergency Certificate as a separate travel document until such time the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo processes the application for a new “N” series passport.
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Issue of Visa :


All Pakistani Nationals visiting Sri Lanka are required to obtain prior approval for visa through Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) System .


ETA applications for obtaining Visa can be submitted by using one of the following options.

1. By the applicants
2. By a third party
3. By Registered Agents
4. At Sri Lankan Missions
5. At the Head office of the Department of Immigration & Emmigartion/Colombo
6. On arrival at the Port of the entry (Only for Diplomatic Passport, Official Passport and Service Passport holders)

Specific details on the procedure for submitting application through the ETA system are available at the website of the Sri Lanka Immigartion & Emmigration www.eta.gov.lk

 
Obtaining Visa through Sri Lanka Consulate General / Karachi :

GUIDELINES FOR PASSENGERS VISITING SRI LANKA

Important Note:

*On Arrival Visa Facility for Pakistani Nationals have been suspended

*The Diplomatic Passport, Official Passport and Service Passport holders are exempted from the above restriction.

* Visa Hours 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


For Visit/Tourist Visa :

Dully Filled Visa Application
Two Recently Taken Passport Size Photographs(any background color)
A Copy of Confirmed Return Air Ticket
Personal Bank Statement of Six Months
Validity of Passport, Six Months
Hotel Reservation
Fee PK Rs. 1600/- (US $ 15)

For Business Visa :

Dully Filled Visa Application
Two Recently Taken Passport Size Photographs(any background color)
A Copy of Confirmed Return Air Ticket
Invitation Letter from Sri Lankan Company
Registration of Both Companies (Pakistani and Sri Lankan)
Request Letter for Visa on Company's own Letter head
Fee PK Rs. 2600/- (US $ 25)

Note: Please submit your application prior to 15 Days of travelling.


For Transit Visa :

Transit Visa with Single Entry for 02 Days is Free
No Visa is required for applicants who will be transiting through Sri Lanka within seven hours.

Fo the specific details on the procedure for submitting applications for visas through the Consulate, please contact us :

Tel : 021-35346614
Issue of Visa for Diplomatic and Official passport holders :


"Diplomatic & Official passport holders should follow the normal ETA application procedure for their personla visits. However , the gratis ETA is granted for Diplomatic and Official passport holders, on the basis of arrangements made between the Goverment of Sri lanka and the Respective Foreign Goverments."

Important Notice :

"When applying ETA by third parties, payments are to be made through the arrangement in our website www.eta.gov.lk and obtain acknowledgement of ETA application. Any payments made to other websites or agencies are not valid to process a valid ETA. Therefore, always ensure that payments made by accessing to Sri Lanka ETA website and avoid making repayment at the port of entry to Sri Lanka."
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Extension of Validity of Passport:
 
Attach "O" Form completed and duly signed and forward it together with your passport.
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Issuance of New Passports in lieu of lost passports or damaged passport:


Applicants are request to visit the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Karachi personally, together with the following documents.


APPLICATIONS FOR NEW PASSPORT IN LIEU OF LOST PASSPORT CAN NOT BE ACCEPTED BY MAIL.

Applicants for new Sri Lankan passports are expected to submit their applications to the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Karachi in forms listed at A below, together with supporting documents at B.

 
A. Forms
(i)

Application for a new Sri Lankan travel document (Form 'K' IM35), duly completed with the applicant's signature at space provided in page 2. Applicants are advised to give their present address in Pakistan at cage-6 on page-1.

(Applicants are advised to carefully read instructions given on page-3 of Application Form before completing the form).

(ii)

Annexure to Form 'K' (IM35 (b) Applicants are advised to read the instructions given on the form.

Verification photograph and applicant's signature could be attested by an Officer at the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Karachi at the time of handing in the Application.

Place your signature on both cages in the presence of the Officer at the Consulate General. 3 colour photographs for passports should be of the size 3.5cm x 4.5cm without a white border.

(iii) 'D' Form must be completed in duplicate. (Please do not leave any blanks).
(iv)

If endorsement of child/children is required (only for “L” and “M” series passports), applicants are expected to complete Form 'C'(IM35) as well.

This form is applicable for deletion of names of children as well. The application should also be signed by the spouse or the legal guardian of the child/children.

Three (3) colour photographs of the size 3.0 cm x 3.5 cm without white border, of each child to be included in the passport, have to be provided with the application along with supporting documents as stipulated in Form 'C'

The names of the child/children should be written on the reverse of all three photographs.

 
B. Supporting Documents :
(i)

The original birth certificate of applicant together with a photocopy.

(ii)

If the passport was stolen or lost in Pakistan, a certificate from the Police Station to which the theft was reported.

(iii) The Consulate General will notify applicants by telephone in due course once the passport is received from the Controller Immigration and Emigration.
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Issuance of New Passports in lieu of passports, which have run out of pages :

Applicants for the above category are requested to submit their applications to the Consulate General in forms listed at
A below, together with supporting documents listed at B.
 
A. Forms
(i)

Form 'K' (IM35) Applicants are advised to carefully read instructions given on page 3 of the Application Form before completing the form.

  Form 'K' duly completed with the applicant's signature at space provided in page 2. Applicants are advised to give their present address in Pakistan at cage 6 on page 1.
(ii)

Annexure to Form 'K' (IM35 (b). Applicants are advised to read the instructions given on the form. If applicants cannot call over at the Consulate General personally due to various constraints, the verification of photograph and applicant's signature should be attested by a Notary/Commissioner of Oath in the area of residence.


Applicants are kindly requested to place their signature in both cages provided for signature. Please note that 3 colour photographs for passports should be of the size 3.5cm x 4.5cm without a white border.


Form 'C' If endorsement of child/children is required (only for “L and “M series passports), applicants are expected to complete Form 'C' as well. This form is applicable for deletion of names of children as well. The application should also be signed by the spouse or the legal guardian of the child/children.

Three (3) colour photographs of the size 3.0 x 3.5 cm without white border, of each child to be included in the passport, have to be sent with the application along with supporting documents as stipulated in Form ‘C’. The names of the child/children should be written on the reverse of all three photographs.
 
B. Supporting Documents :
(i)

Passport currently held by the applicant.

(ii)

Original Birth Certificate of Applicant and National Identity Card if available together with a photocopy.

(iii)
Photocopy of personal data pages of current passport (in the case of M series passports inside page of the back cover and in other cases pages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, &7).
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Issuance of New Passports for Children:

If separate passports are applied for children, application should be made in
Form 'K' (IM35) and Annexure to Form 'K'(IM35(b). In addition, applications should be accompanied by the following documents:
(i)

Original Sri Lankan Birth Certificate of the child or the Citizenship Certificate issued by the Secretary of the Ministry of Defence in Colombo under Section 5 (2) of the Citizenship Act, No. 18 of 1948. Children born outside Sri Lanka can be issued separate passports only if Citizenship Certificates have been obtained.

(ii)

Travel documents in which the names have been currently endorsed (Photocopy of the data pages and children pages).

(iii) A letter from the school where the child/children is/are studying in Pakistan. (In case of school going children.)
(iv) A letter explaining why a separate passport is required, if a child is below 16 years of age. This letter must be signed by both parents.
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Registration of Birth :

A birth of a child born in Pakistan may be registered by the parents (Sri Lankan Citizens) at the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Karachi, Pakistan on production of the following documents:
(i)

The child's original Birth Certificate issued by the local authority with 04 photocopies.

(ii)

Original Marriage Certificate of parents with 04 photocopies (English Translations are required for certificates issued in Karachi, Pakistan).

(iii) Passports of Parents with 04 Photocopies (Data, Visa, Renewal Pages & Endorsement if any)
(iv) Original Birth Certificates of parents with 04 Photocopies each.
(v) Original Birth Certificates of parents with 04 Photocopies each.
 
The under mentioned forms should be filled and duly signed by the father of the child for each child :
 
(i)

Form I: Ceylon Citizenship Act No. 18 of 1948 in duplicate (Please get a photocopy from the original.) (Download from Download Section).

(ii)

Form II: Declaration of Birth under Section 16 in duplicate. (This form is required when registration is done within 03 months of birth of child.) (Download from Download Section).

(iii) Form III: Declaration of birth under Section 24 in duplicate. (This form is required when registration is done after 03 months of the birth of child.) (Download from Download Section).
(iv) Declaration of Citizenship’ by father of the child in 04 copies. (Download from Download Section).
(v) Form 'C' - Application for Inclusion of children (only for “L” and “M” series passports).
This should be signed by the spouse or legal guardian of the child/children. (Download from Download Section).
(vi) 03 photographs of the child (size 3.0 cm x 3.5 cm)
Inclusion of Children :

In the case of “L” and “M” series passports, names of children under 16 years of age will be endorsed in either of the parent’s passports. Since the inclusion of children’s photographs in “N” series passports has now been automated, the Consulate General is unable to entertain requests for inclusion of child/children’s details into the parent’s passports. However, the Consulate General could issue a Non-Machine Readable Passport or an Emergency Certificate as a separate travel document until such time the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo processes the application for a new “N” series passport.
 
Important Note :

It is advisable to have a prior appointment for Birth Registration and for applicant to be present at the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Karachi. If a child is born to unmarried parents or prior to marriage of parents, an affidavit should be signed by the father of the child before a Diplomatic Officer (Justice of the Peace) of the Consulate General in addition to the above mentioned requirements.
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Endorsements/ Amendments :

A.
Endorsement of a Change of Name after Marriage/Alteration to Name/s/ Change of Profession/ Change of Photograph
(i)

Attach "O" Form, duly completed and signed and forward together with your passport.

(ii)

Attach all documentary evidence causing the change of name, i.e. marriage certificate, passport of husband (original and photocopy), documentary evidence for change of profession etc.

B. Conversion of a Midlle East:
East Pasport to all countries passport
(i)

Attach "O" Form, duly completed and signed and forward together with your passport.

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Fee Schedule:

 

Category
PPT valid for Middle East & Specified Countries
PPT valid for All Countries
US$
SLRS
PAK Rs.
US$
SLRS
PAK Rs.
A).If previous PPT is Produced
50
5,750
4,600
150
17,250
13,800
B).If previous PPT Lost & P/copy or number of PPT is produced
175
20,125
16,100
350
40,250
32,200
C).If previous PPT lost & unable to produce p/copy or number of PPT
200
23,000
18,400
450
51,750
41,400

Charges for other Serivces:

Types of Service

Fees

US$
SLRS
Pak Rs.
Extention of Validity (Per Year)
3
345
280
Endoresment / Amendments (Per Amendment)
10
1,150
920
Conversion of Middle East PPT to All countries PPT  
300
2,400
Non Mahine Readable PPT ( Issued mannuly)
US$ 25 + SLRS 2,500
4,130
Emergency Certificate ( to return to Sri Lanka only)
57
 
4,850
Identity Certificate valid for any country / All countries
85
 
7,230
 
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For more information please Contact us or
High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Add: House No. 2C, Street No. 55, PO Box 1497, F-6/4 Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: 051-2828743, Fax: 051-2828751, Email: srilanka@dsl.net.pk , Web:www.slhcpak.org or visit: www.slmfa.gov.lk


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