How to Apply for Minor Passport in Sri Lanka

How can a minor apply for Sri Lankan passport ? Both mother and father or the legal guardian of the applicant should accompany him/her when the applicant comes to the application accepting office to submit the application. A letter of consent from a parent or the legal guardian should be attached to the application.

Procedure

1.) Either the parents or the legal guardian of the applicant can accompany him/her to the office where passport applications are accepted.

2.) A letter of consent from a parent or the legal guardian should be attached to the application.

3.) Fill up and submit form along with all other required documents.

4.) Pay application fee.

Required Documents

  • Birth certificate of the applicant
  • Parents Passport (with photocopies of data page & child page).
  • If parents do not have passports submit the National Identity Card with an affidavit.
  • Consent Letter of the Parents.

If applying passport for an adopted child, following additional documents are required:

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • The court order
  • A letter from the Commissioner of Probation and Child Care


NOTE:

Originals of the documents must be submitted along with photocopies. The following documents should be submitted under the special circumstances mentioned below.

If the applicant is born outside of Sri Lanka, Consular Birth Certificate and Citizenship Registration Certificate.

If parent(s) of the applicant do not possess a valid Sri Lankan passport, an affidavit confirming that fact and the National Identity Card.

If parent(s) of the applicant are dead, Death Certificate(s), Legal Guardians Identification Document, Guardians consent letter and a report from Grama Niladhari attested by the Divisional Secretary.

If one or both parents are abroad, the consent letter and the passport copies of parents should be certified by the relevant Sri Lankan Mission. If both parents are abroad acceptable authorization letter given by the parents to the legal guardian.

If the parents are divorced, Divorce Certificate and the court order stating the right to the custody of the child/ children.

If the child has been abandoned by the parents, certified copy of the police report and a confirmation letter from the Grama Niladhari countersigned by the Divisional Secretary.

Office Locations & Contacts

Department of Immigration and Emigration
“Suhurupaya”, Sri Subhuthipura Road, Battaramulla
Hotline : 1962
Phone : 94-11-5329000 Hunting Line
Fax : 94-11-2674621
E-Mail : controller[at]immigration.gov.lk


Controller General of Immigration and Emigration & Commissioner for Registration of Persons of Indian Origin
Mr. M. N. Ranasinghe
Telephone : +94 11 5329400
Ext : 9400
Fax : 2674621
Email : controller[at]immigration.gov.lk


Additional Controller General
Mr P. V. Gunathilaka
Telephone : +94 11 5329450
Ext : 9450


Regional Offices

Sri Lankan Embassies

Eligibility

  • Any person below 16 years of age

Fees

Processing fees for All-Countries Passport (below 16 years of age)

  • Normal Basis – LKR. 1500.00
  • Urgent Basis – LKR. 3500.00


Processing fees for Specified-Countries Passports (below 16 years of age)

  • Normal Basis – LKR. 1000.00
  • Urgent Basis – LKR. 1500.00

Validity

Currently issued N series passports are valid for 10 years unless otherwise specified. Validity period of passports for minors below 16 years of age are 3 years. Emergency Certificates are valid two (02) years but can be extended for further two years.

Documents to Use

Instructions

A minor can a apply for a passport with the help of either the parents or the legal guardian of the applicant.

Need for the Document

A passport is a document, issued by the national government. It certifies the identity and nationality of the holder for travel abroad. It contains information about the holder; like name, gender, date and place of birth.

This document does not in itself entitle the passport holder entry into another country, nor consular protection while abroad nor any other privileges. However, it does normally allows the passport holder to return to the country where the passport was issued.

Rights to consular protection arises from international treaties, while the holder’s return to the issuing country depends on the laws prevailing in that country.

Information which might help

Office hours:

  • Normal Processing Applications – from 8.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
  • Urgent Basis Applications – from 8.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. On week days only.

The office closes on weekends and during Public Holidays.

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