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Revision of Consular Fees with effect from 01.03.2018

Application process for the issuance of Resident Visas to employees of Pharmaceutical Companies in Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine of Sri Lanka has introduced a new procedure to process the applications for the issuance of resident visas for employees of pharmaceutical companies located in Sri Lanka.

Under the new procedure, the initial application is to be submitted to the applicant's relevant Embassy/High Commission which should then be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which in turn would forward it to the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine for the completion process.

Ploicy guidelines of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicines for Issuance of Residence Visas to Pharmaceutical Companies Representation in Sri Lanka, are as follows;

1. All applications should be duly filled and be in the format issued by the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indeginous Medicine. (https://www.slemb.org.om/forms/1495087153.pdf)

2. Duly filled applications be forwarded by the applicant�to the Director/ International Health, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. Applications are to be sent through the respective Embassies of the applicants country of residence through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs enclosing the relevant documents including the concurrence of the NMRA.

3. Apllications are scrutinised by a four member committee appointed by the Secretary comprising the Deputy Director General ( Laboratory Service)- Chairman, the Deputy Director General ( Medical Supply Division), a representative from the NMRA and the Chief Legal Officer as members. The International Health Unit will be the secretariat of the said committee.

4. This Committee will go through the applications and verify the qualifications if needed and interview the personnel if necessary.

5. The recommendation of the committee will be forwarded to the Secretary, Ministry of Health, who has the final authority and decision.

6. If the Secretary, Ministry of Health agrees with the recommendation of the committee, a letter of recommendation will be issued to the Commissioner General of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka by the Secretary, Health through the Directorate of the International Health Division.


Sri Lankan Passports fees and validty period for Minors

Sri Lankan Passports fees and Validity Period for Minors

With effect from 01st of September 2012, fees and validity period of new passports for Minor Children, below 16 years of age

are as follows;

All Countries

Middle East Countries

Same day Service


Normal Service


Same day Service


Normal Service






Validity Period 03 years

Online visa fee to come down from 2012

The online visa fee for entry into Sri Lanka has been revised to US $ 10 for SAARC countries and US$ 20 for other countries with effect from 2012.

Visas will be provided free for children under 12 years.

The revision of the visa fee to enter into Sri Lanka will have a major positive impact on tourism and will help to increase tourist arrivals, said Sri Lanka Tourism Chairman Dr Nalaka Godahewa.

Therefore, the Immigration and Emigration Department has reduced the proposed fee from US $ 50 to US $ 10 for visitors from SAARC nations and to US $ 20 to all other visitors.

The new Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) was introduced recently, to grant prior approval for visa online for foreign nationals instead of the 'on arrival visa' system. The online visa application process is very simple and it should be obtained from home before leaving the country.

Anybody can log in to www.eta.gov.lk and obtain a visa for themselves or a third party, he said.

About Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)

What is an ETA?

ETA is an official authorization for a Short Visit to Sri Lanka (For more info...) and is issued electronically. The ETA is introduced with the intention of providing an efficient, reliable and simplified service to those who visit Sri Lanka. ETA holders will be issued a 30 day Short Visit visa at the port of entry in Sri Lanka. The ETA will be effective from 1st of January 2012.

The ETA is issued through an on-line system. No passport copies, documents or photographs are required. There is no requirement to endorse the ETA on the passport. View sample ETA approval notice and/or referral notice.

On arrival at the port of entry in Sri Lanka
Upon arrival, produce your passport to the immigration officer at the port of entry to obtain the necessary clearance. It is advisable for you to bring a copy of the ETA approval notice along with you.

Registration of Birth Outside Sri Lanka (Please complete the relevant forms only) - (Act No. 18 of 1948 - citizenship application or Registration B6 - Section 24)

Parents are requested to forward two sets of applications (a-f) and two sets of photocopies of originals of the following documents (g-k). 


(Forms “B4/”B6” and “Citizenship – 1” to be completed and signed by one and the same parent. Two signatures are required on the overleaf of Form “B4/”B6” one over the “ informant” and the other across the cage – no stamp is needed.( Do not sign the declaration appearing soon after clause 10 of B6, as this has to be completed by the Embassy official only) .


For a Non Machine Readable Passport (NMRP) for the new born child

For registration of birth within one year and to issue the Birth Certificate and Citizenship Application.    -   R.O. 19.000
Surcharge per year for registration after one year (Citizenship).    -    R.O.   3.500
To issue an NMRP    -   R.O. 19.400

Consular Division
Sri Lanka Embassy
P.O.Box 95, P.C 115
Sultanate of Oman
(Tel # 24697841/2)

Registration of Marriages at the Embassy Under Marriage Registration Ordinance (Chapter 112)

Following original documents are required appropriately.

Consular Division
Sri Lanka Embassy
P.O.Box 95, P.C 115
Sultanate of Oman
(Tel # 24697841/2)

Issue of New Passports in Lieu of Passports - Reported Lost or Damaged - ( Overseas Mission - Form K - IM 35)

1. Application forms for new passports in lieu of lost passports/damaged passports can be obtained personally form the Consular Division or from website :www.slemb.org.om

Please read instructions before completing the applications.  (Important)

The Attester’s signature and stamp (seal) should be placed over the “Verification photograph”.

In addition to the above forms Original documents with (02) set  photocopies of the following should be submitted.

Payment of fees could be made in cash at the counter, Please note that personal cheques and ATM card will not be accepted. 

Please note that submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to the citizenship status or regarding the lost/damaged passports is an offence. Refund of fees is not possible in such instances.

Consular Division
Sri Lanka Embassy
P.O.Box  95, P.C. 115
Sultanate of Oman
(Tel #24 697841/2)

Sri Lanka Passports Renewal/Alteration/Addition - (Form 'O' - IM 37)

Passports can be renewed to a maximum period of 5 years from the date of expiry or from the date of renewal (The total period should not exceed 10 years from the date of issue)

Requirements :

  1. Duly completed form “O”, (please fill in block letters) 
  2. Current passport
  3. Applicant should call in person at the Embassy
  4. Fee of R.O. 1.200 per year or part of a year from the date of expiry of validity of passport.( Please note below) 


  1. Duly completed form “O”,  the passport and the following documents (as relevant)
  2. Alteration of name (surname) after Marriage- original marriage certificate (certified by Ministry of External Affairs, Consular Division) with 2 photocopies. Including  spouse’s passport ( Please see note below)
  3. Change of Profession - Professional certificate and a letter from the employer, confirming the present profession (Please see note below)
  4. Any other alterations – Please submit relevant supporting documents certified by MEA/CMB (Originals) with a photocopy.
  5. Fee – R.O. 4/- per alteration/addition (Please see note below)


  1. New signature cannot be endorsed on the passport
  2. Fees could be made in cash at the counter
  3. All certificates and documents such as Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Educational and Professional issued in Sri Lanka should be authenticated by the Consular Division of the Ministry of External Affairs in Colombo. 
  4. All original certificates will be returned after perusal.
  5. The Embassy is not responsible for any documents lost in post.
  6. If the applicant is unable to come personally to this Embassy to collect the Passport/documents, they may authorize another person, in writing. The person who comes for collecting the documents should produce his clear identity and the original receipt issued by this Mission. 
  7. Please note that submission of forged documents and making false declarations in order to obtain above services are offences punishable under law. Such cases will be reported to relevant authorities and fees will not be refunded. 

Consular Division
Sri Lanka Embassy
P.O.Box  95, P.C. 115, 
Sultanate of Oman  (Tel # 24697841/2)

Issue of New Passports in Lieu of old passport (10 Years completed) (Overseas Mission - Form K - IM 35)

Validity of a passport cannot be extended beyond 10 years from the date of issue. In such cases or if there are no pages for visa endorsements a new passport should be obtained. Applications for new passports should be made well in advance of the expiry of the current passport.

1. Application Procedure

Please read these instructions before completing the forms.


Form “K”

a) All cages from 1-20 are to be filled. In the second page after the declaration of the applicant, the certification (attestation) must be done by a diplomatic officer of this Embassy. Attester’s Official Frank/Stamp must be placed below his signature.

b) Three(3) colour photographs 3.5 cmx4.5 cm are to be enclosed. Photographs should be identical. Two (02) photographs are to be attached to the form “K”. One of them should be certified overleaf by the same diplomatic officer of this Embassy stating that “I certify that the photograph appearing overleaf is of Mr./Mrs….”. His signature, date and official Frank/Stamp should be placed below the certification.

c) The photographs should be pasted within the borders of two cages Do not staple or pin . The Attester’s signature and seal should be placed on the “Verification Photograph”.

d) The signature of the applicant should be placed well within the two cages. The Attester should sign the declaration and place his seal and the date.

2. Requirements to be met by applicants

a) Duly filled form “K” and certified photo as above (i) (b) should be submitted.

b) To change or include the profession in the passport, the original professional certificate certified by the Consular Division of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)-(Sri Lanka) should be submitted.

c) To change the name after marriage - the Marriage certificate certified by the Consular Affairs Division, MEA - Sri Lanka, and the passport copy of the spouse should be submitted.

d) Documents relating to the present visa status of the applicant (if it is not stamped on the passport).

e) All original certificates will be returned to the applicant after perusal.

3. To obtain a separate passport for a child, under mentioned documents should be submitted in addition to Form “K” and photo signature card.

a) A letter signed by both parents giving consent to issue a separate passport to the child. If parents are divorced or separated an original copy of the court decision/guardianship (certified by the Consular Division/MEA-Sri Lanka) with two photocopies is required.

b) Current passports of both father and mother should be produced with two photocopies (parent and the child should be present at the Embassy)

c) In case of a guardian applying for a passport for a child, the guardian must produce the legal document to prove the guardianship (certified by the Consular Division/MEA-Sri Lanka).

d) Original Sri Lanka birth certificate and, if the child was born outside Sri Lanka the citizenship certificate with 2 photocopies also should be enclosed. If there is an inability to submit the copies of the citizenship certificate please submit the Birth Certificate issued by this Embassy and the copy of the cash receipt which was issued for the payment of fees for registration of Birth under citizenship Act (5/2).

4. Other Relevant information

a) Regular passports are issued only by the Controller of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo. Usually it takes six (6) to eight (8) weeks to issue the passport after submitting an application.

b) Current passport should be submitted along with the application and it will be returned to the applicant at the same time. Payment receipts and the current passport should be submitted for cancellation at the time of collecting the new passport.

c) Once the new passport is received from the Controller of Immigration & Emigration in Colombo, applicant will be notified by this Embassy.

d) The Embassy is not responsible for any documents lost in the post.

e) Any enquiries relating to the issue of passports should be made between 0800 and 1400 on working days.

5) Fees :
1. for a new passport for Middle East countries - RO 19.200
for a new passport for All Countries - RO 58/200

Payment should be made in cash at the counter. Please note that personal cheques or ATM cards will not be accepted.


Consular Division
Sri Lanka Embassy
PO Box 95
PC 115
Sultanate of Oman
Tel: 24697841/24697842