Lost of Passport and Personal Belongings

Follow the step-by-step instructions below.

A Non Machine Readable Passport (NMRP) which is a temporary passport will be issued by the embassy. It has limited validity of One month and is non-machine readable it is also valid for a single one way trip Sri Lanka only. Your Travel Ticket or booking reference must be presented when you apply for the NMRP.

STEP 1: Obtain a Police Report

Report the loss of the passport and properties (in detail) to the nearest police and obtain a copy of the police report. You must present the report at the Embassy. This applies to both lost and stolen passports. Please request them to issue the Police Report in English Language. Please request Police station to inform the Embassy of Sri Lanka if they found your lost Passport or Properties.

STEP 2: Present Proof of Identity and Citizenship

Applicant needed to visit the Embassy (or Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in accredited territories) in person. You need to present proof of identity and proof of Sri Lanka citizenship. Proof of identity should include your Sri Lankan National Identity Card, Sri Lanka Driving license or Sri Lanka Birth Certificate. If you cannot produce any identification document to prove your Sri Lankan Citizenship, processing time to issue a NMRP will be longer as Embassy needed to get verification from relevant authorities through official channels.

STEP 3: Submit NMRP Application

NMR Passport applications are available to download from the Embassy website (Click Here). Please

Applicant must provide the correct National Identity Card Number and Correct Previous Passport Number on the application. For children under age 16 who do not possessed an Identity card, required to produce Sri Lanka Birth Certificate Number.

STEP 4: Include Photographs

Two identical, recent, passport photos are required. The Embassy will reject any photographs that do not meet the specified requirements.

STEP 5: Postage

If an applicant submits the NMRP application through Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka when they cannot visit to the Embassy, you are required to pay the postage fee to return the NMRP to the address you indicate.




Account Name: High Commission of Sri Lanka

Bank: First National Bank

Branch code: 251345

Swift code.: FIRNZAJJ

Rand Acc. No: 51421166038