CBR 004 – Emergency Passports/Non Machine Readable Passports (NMRPs)
- Eligibility: An applicant who is a bona-fide Sri Lankan citizen by descent or by registration.
- Validity: Valid for 03 months and one way document ONLY to return to Sri Lanka.
- Criteria? An NMRP can be applied ONLY under the following emergency circumstances:
a) The passport is lost or stolen and the applicant needs to leave for Sri Lanka urgently.
b) An emergency has occurred (need to prove the emergency with original documents as evidence) while an application for a new passport has already been submitted and is pending.
- Where to apply? Forward your application to the following respective offices, closest to your place of residence.
|Respective area||Office & Contact Details|
|1||New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Samoa
Western Australia (WA), Northern Territory (NT),Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Sri Lanka High Commission,
61, Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla 2600, ACT, Australia
Fax : 02-6198-3760
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
|2||New South Wales, Queensland||
Sri Lanka Consulate General in Sydney
Level 11, No 48, Hunter Street,
Tel: 02 9223 8729 / 02 9223 8742
Fax :02 9223 8750
Consular Hours: 9.30 am to 1.30 pm
Consular Inquiries: until 4.30 pm
|3||Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania||
Sri Lanka Consulate General in Melbourne
Suite 536, No 1 Queens Road,
Telephone: +61 3 9290 4200
- Steps to be taken when an emergency occurs as per “a” or “b” above and the checklist
|1||Emergency circumstance “a’
(When the passport is lost or stolen)
|Application Form K – I.M. 35
Note : Please read the instructions carefully before filling the application form
|2||Submit –Form D in duplicate– Compulsory|
|3||Submit – Statutory Declaration – Compulsory|
|4||Submit –Stolen or lost passport complaint form– Compulsory|
|5||Submit – Police Report – Compulsory|
|6||Personal declaration (letter with applicant’s signature) stating the circumstances in which the passport was lost or stolen, including all contact details– Compulsory|
|7||Personal data page of lost or stolen passport – If available|
|8||Emergency circumstance “b’
(An emergency has occurred while an application has already been submitted for a New Passport and is pending)
|Application form – Form IM 35
Note : (Please read the instructions carefully before filling the application form)
|9||Request letter stating the circumstances and addressed to Controller General/Department of Immigration and Emigration Sri Lanka, including all contact details – Compulsory|
|10||All original evidences to support the case (Documentary evidence signed by authorised officers or institutions in Sri Lanka, with contact details stating the emergency).
Note: If the, evidence is not sufficient or unsatisfactory, the application may be rejected.
|11||Details of the pending application already submitted for a New Passport – Compulsory|
|12||Original copy of the Travel itinerary – Compulsory|
|13||Six (06) passport size colour photographs – Compulsory|
|14||Original Birth Certificate with 02 Photocopies – Compulsory|
|15||National Identity Card (if available) with two copies|
|16||Sri Lankan Citizenship Certificate – if applicable|
|17||Evidence of Visa status of residing country (Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Samoa) – Compulsory|
|18||Applicable fee||If it is within Australia and if the applicant produces previous passport (Expired) = AUD 70.00 + AUD 10.00 for normal postage – Compulsory|
|19||If it is outside Australia and if the applicant produces previous passport (Expired) = AUD 90.00 + normal postage AUD 40.00 (New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Samoa)– Compulsory|
|20||If it is within Australia and if the applicant has lost or stolen the previous passport = AUD 390.00 + AUD 10.00 for normal postage – Compulsory|
|21||If it is outside Australia and if the applicant has lost or stolen the previous passport) = AUD 390.00 + normal postage AUD 40.00 (New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Samoa)– Compulsory|
Note: Credit/ATM/Debit cards AND personal or Company cheques will not be accepted.
Note: If the applicant sends Money orders, Bank Draft or directly credit money into the High Commission or consulate bank accounts, without prior instructions, the responsibility lies with the applicant for any loss/shortage or delay.
|23||Special Notes (Important)