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Passport and Consular Services


How to Apply

Applicants are requested to apply online for consular services such as Emergency Certificate / Police Clearance Certificate / Surrender of Indian Passport on the website Kindly follow the instructions given in the "Steps to apply" section.

Passport and Consular services applications can be made from 0930 to 1230 hrs and Delivery of  Passport/Consular Documents will be from  1600-1700 hrs on all working days, except Saturdays, Sundays and Gazetted Holidays.

Photograph:Two colour photographs of the size 2 inches x 2 inches(51 mm x 51 mm) on white background may be attached with the application. For details, please click :Photograph Specifications for Machine Readable Passports

Machine Readable Passport (MRP)
The Government of India has introduced Machine Readable Passport (MRPs) w.e.f. August 26, 2007. Under this system, passport applicants at High Commission of India Colombo should apply online on the web site .  After accessing this website, Applicants may please click the “Continue” icon situated on the bottom left of the website page. An online application form will appear. After filling in details, the applicants may please click the “Save” icon. A web file number and application form for download shall be generated and can be printed by the applicant. In case, applicants are unable to get the print-out of the filled up form due to any reason, the same can be printed later by entering web file number and Date of Birth.

The printed application form along with required documents and fee may be submitted at the Consular Section from where it will be sent for printing at the Central Processing Center of the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. After printing of the passports, these would be couriered back to the Mission for signature and delivery to the applicants. This process may take three to four weeks. All applicants are requested to cooperate and submit their applications at least three-four weeks in advance of travel in order to avoid inconvenience.  

Application for Indian Passport

Miscellaneous Consular Services

  • Authentication of documents.
  • Looking into the problems of Indian nationals including those detained  /remanded in jails for various crimes/charges.
  • Labour problems
  • Workmen & death compensation in respect of Indian nationals.
  • Pension related issues concerning Indian Nationals
  • Registration of Birth & Death in respect of Indian nationals.
  • Issuing Police Clearance Certificates in respect of Sri Lankan as well as Indian nationals for the period of stay in India for more than 6 months.
  • Consular assistance for Indians died in Sri Lanka.
  • Consular assistance under Merchant Shipping Act

Passport and Consular fees

CONSULAR FEE W.E.F 01.04.2024 - Consular Fees