CBR 004 – Emergency Passports/Non Machine Readable Passports (NMRPs)

  1. Eligibility: An applicant who is a bona-fide Sri Lankan citizen by descent or by registration.
  2. Validity: Valid for 03 months and one way document ONLY to return to Sri Lanka.
  3. 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.

  1. 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

Tele: 02-6198-3756

Fax : 02-6198-3760

E-mail : admin@slhcaust.org

http://www.slhcaust.org

2 New South Wales, Queensland

Sri Lanka Consulate General in Sydney

Level 11, No 48, Hunter Street,

Sydney 2000

Tel: 02 9223 8729 / 02 9223 8742

Fax :02 9223 8750

General Email

slcg.sydney@mfa.gov.lk

Consular Email

slcgconsul@bigpond.com

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,
Melbourne, VIC,3004
Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9290 4200
Fax: +61 3 9867 4873

Email:mail@slcgmel.org
Web: http://www.slcgmel.org

  1. Steps to be taken when an emergency occurs as per “a” or “b” above and the checklist
  Description Important Remarks
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
22     Payment method
  • If the applicant physically visits the High Commission or Consulate offices, he/she can pay by Cash.

Note: Credit/ATM/Debit cards AND personal or Company cheques will not be accepted.

  • If the applicant desires to pay by a Money order, Bank draft, direct bank transfer, please contact the High Commission or consulate for prior instructions.

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)

 

  • Fees will not be refunded under any circumstance, after issuance of an official receipt;
  • Translations will not be accepted as originals;
  • All photocopies should be on A4 size paper;
  • High Commission will attest the documents and return the originals to the applicant
  • If the applicant needs to send/receive documents (by express courier service or speed post etc) on an urgent basis, he/she must organise them independently.
  • The High Commission is unable to take any responsibility for documents lost or delayed in the post/courier.

Register with the High Commission

The Sri Lankan High Commission in Canberra would like to keep in touch with Sri Lankans and persons of Sri Lankan origin living in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and other Pacific Islands as well as Sri Lankan community organisations in those countries.

If you are a current/former Sri Lankan or an office bearer of a Sri Lankan community organisation we invite you to register with the High Commission.

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61 Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla, Canberra
ACT 2600

Tel: (02) 6198 3756
Fax: (02) 6198 3760

Email: admin@slhcaust.org
Web: www.slhcaust.org

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