How to Include Minor in Parent 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.


  1. Fill in the application form then attach the letter of consent.
  2. Submit form along with all other required documents.

Required Documents

  • Passport of the applicant
  • Birth certificates of the children
  • The passport of the applicants spouse with photocopies of the data page and child inclusion page
  • A letter of consent from the spouse

If applying to include an adopted child, following additional documents are required:

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


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

If the child is born outside of Sri Lanka, Consular Birth Certificate and Citizenship Registration Certificate for each child (A copy of payment receipt for citizenship Registration is accepted)

National Identity Card of spouse if he/she has not obtained a passport If the spouse is dead the Death Certificate.

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, a 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

41, Ananda Rajakaruna Mawatha, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka

Phone  : 94-11-5329000 Hunting Line

Fax  : 94-11-2674621

E-Mail  :

Web Site:

Controller General of Immigration and Emigration & Commissioner for Registration of Persons of Indian Origin

Mr. W. A. C. Perera

Telephone : +94 11 5329400

Ext : 9400

Fax : 2674621

Email :


Any person below 16 years of age is considered as a minor for this purpose.


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


Passports are issued by the Controller of Immigration & Emigration in Colombo.

You can include maximum 6 (six) children in one passport. If you have more than 6 children, you can include up to six children in one parents passport and up to six more in the other parents passport.

Need for the Document

When parents apply for new N series passports, the names and photographs of their children below 16 years of age could also be included in their new passports.

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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