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FAQ's on Passports
I have lost my passport.  What should I do ?
Report of the loss

If your passport has been lost or stolen you should immediately report it to the nearest Police Station and forward a copy of the police report to the Controller General of Immigration & Emigration. If applying for a fresh passport, this police report must be submitted along with the application form.

Fine for loss of a valid passport (M series passports are considered valid for 10 years from the date of issue)
A fine of Rs. 11,500.00 will be imposed.

Who can attest a passport application ?
With effect from 10th August 2015, attesting passport application is no longer required.

News & Events

Establishment of the Regional Office, Kurunegala in new building

Department of Immigration and Emigration

Establishment of the Regional Office, Kurunegala in another building

The Regional Office, Kurunegala of this Department located at No. 129, Dambulla Road, Kurunegala is scheduled to be established at No. 95, Negombo Road, Kurunegala from Monday, 05thOctober 2020.

Hence, it is kindly informed that all the work done by the Kurunegala Regional Office will be done at the new work place.Since the computer system installed in the old office will be installed in the new building on 02nd October 2020 (Friday), It is further informed that Kurunegala Regional Office will not be open to the general public only on that day.



Controller General
Department of Immigration and Emigration

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