Issuance of a New Passport in lieu of a Lost Passport:

If your passport is lost or stolen, please make a complaint to your local police station and obtain a police report.

New passports are issued under the approval of the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration/Colombo. Please note that it is subject to the complete discretion of the Controller General Immigration and Emigration whether a new passport will be issued in lieu of a lost passport.

The Consulate General will conduct an interview with the applicant in this regard. Therefore, please present yourself in person at the Consulate General with the following documents for the interview:

Documents Required

Duly filled Application ( Application for Sri Lankan Passport (Form K 35) AND Form D). 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.

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)

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.

Copy of the lost passport (if available).

Copy of the complaint made to the Swiss police that your passport is lost. If the police report is not issued in English, an English translation of the complaint done by an authorized translator.

National Identity Card (N.I.C) and 01 photocopy (if you are not in possession of the N.I.C. at the time of application, a letter addressed to the Controller General/Immigration informing the same).

Swiss Residence Permit /Visa and one photocopy

Original marriage certificate and one photocopy (only for female applicants if the surname of the husband should be included in the passport).

One self-addressed envelope with CHF 6.80 stamp.

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

 Prescribed Fee:

1. If the passport number or a copy of the data page is submitted – CHF 385/-

2. If the passport number or a copy of the data page is not submitted - CHF 495/-

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.

  • If by a policy decision the Controller General of Immigration decides not to issue a new passport in lieu of a lost passport please note that fees will not be refunded.


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