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Alteration of Passports
A Sri Lankan passport holder may apply for amendments of the data included in his/her passport and if the request is accepted by the Department, all such amendments will be included in the observation and alterations page.

(Download printable versions of the Application Forms here)

Other Alterations
Where can I obtain an Application Form for Alteration ?

Where can I submit my Application for Alteration ?
What is the delivery time for Alterations ?
1 Hour and 30 Minutes

What are the processing fees for Alterations ?
See table below

How can I submit my application ?
For Alterations of a passport, duly completed application form should be submitted along with the supporting documents and copies thereof as mentioned in the table below.

NB:    Originals with photocopies should be submitted
Documents Required
Applicable Fee
Change of Name Passport & Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate where applicable LKR 1000.00
Deletion of a child’s name Passport LKR 1000.00
Profession inclusion
Documents and Qualification to prove profession
LKR 1000.00
NIC Number Inclusion NIC LKR 1000.00
Cancel Single Journey NIC and Birth certificate LKR 1000.00
Cancel India Nepal only NIC and Birth certificate LKR 1000.00
Other Amendments NIC AND Birth certificate LKR 1000.00
*NIC National Identity card

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Important Notice

Please be informed that all types of visa applicants are permitted to enter this department ONLY on prior appointment basis due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Applicants without prior appointment will not be allowed to enter the departmental premises under any circumstances.

Regional Office, Kurunegala shifted to a new building

The Regional Office, Kurunegala of this Department has been shifted to a new building at, No. 95, Negombo Road, Kurunegala from 05thOctober 2020.


Foreign Nationals are not allowed to enter Sri Lanka until further notice

All types of Visas already granted to all foreign nationals and not arrived to Sri Lanka yet, have been temporarily suspended. They will not be allowed to enter Sri Lanka until further notice.

Suspension of issuance of Visas in Sri Lanka due to the COVID – 19 Outbreak

All types of Visa issuance to enter Sri Lanka for all countries have been temporarily suspended