Emergency Passport

An Emergency travel document (Non-Machine Readable Passport (NMRP) is valid for six months may be issued to enable a Sri Lankan national to return to Sri Lanka in case of an emergency in the following circumstances.

* The original passport is lost/damaged/stolen

* The original passport is expired

Temporary Travel documents are valid for 06 months from the date of issue and issued for the sole purpose of returning to Sri Lanka. The applicants cannot travel to any other country by using a NMRP passport or cannot use it to obtain a visa to further stay in Switzerland.

Documents Required:

If the current passport has expired:

Duly completed Form K35 application - (Application for Sri Lankan Passport (Form K 35)

please use English Block Capital. Please ensure that the signatures are confined to the cages provided immediately below the photographs. Section 21 of the application will be completed by the Consulate General.

03 colour photographs of size 3.5 cm * 4.5 cm (background should be light color except white)

Your photos must: be a close-up of your full head and upper shoulders, both ears and the forehead clearly visible and free from spectacles and head covers.

Photos taken with in a three months prior to the application is necessary as per the Department of Immigration and Emigration guidelines.

Current Sri Lankan passport and one photocopy of the data page and ‘observations /alterations’ page of the passport.

Original birth certificate and one photocopy (certified English translations will not be accepted). [Submission of a birth certificate issued within six months of the application is necessary]

If the applicant is born outside Sri Lanka original citizenship certificate of Sri Lanka and one photocopy. (certified English translations will not be accepted) and need to submit an affidavit affirming the retention of Sri Lanka citizenship . (affidavit format is attached)

Swiss Residence Permit /Visa and one photocopy

Copy of the flight itinerary or seat reservation for emergency travel to Sri Lanka.

Photocopies of all the above documents should be in the A4 size.

If the current passport is lost:

In addition to the above documents, copy of the complaint made to the Swiss police that your passport is lost and an English translation of the complaint in case the complaint report is not issued in English .

Prescribed Fee: 55 CHF

How to Submit the Application

  • The Consulate General is open from Monday to Friday from 09.30 a.m. - 01.00 p.m. The applicants should appear in person with required documents except children under 10 in case of which both parents should appear in person.

 All consular services will be provided strictly on an appointment basis. No Walk-IN Services available. To obtain an appointment please click appointments

  • The address of the consulate General is as follows:

    Consulate General of Sri Lanka,
    56, rue de Moillebeau,
    1211 Geneva

    The Postal address of the Consulate General is as follows

    Consulate General of Sri Lanka,
    56, rue de Moillebeau,
    Case Postale 436,
    1211 Geneva


  • This Consulate General is not responsible for any document lost in the post.

  • Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offence. Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances.

  • Incomplete applications will be returned and consular fees will not be refunded.

  • Temporary Passports are issued only under the approval of the Department of Immigration and Emigration/Colombo.

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