Passports for newly born children


Children born to Sri Lankan parents by descent or by registration can apply for a Sri Lankan Passport. At least one parent must be a Sri Lankan citizen at the time of birth of the child.

These applications are processed by the Overseas Missions Branch at Immigration Head Office.

​Passport application requirements

  • Duly completed application form K35A  (Filled in English Block Letters) (Download application here)
  • Original Birth Certificate (Issued by the Registrar General of Sri Lanka or Embassy of Sri Lanka in the country of birth)
  • Citizenship Certificate / Payment receipt for citizenship
  • Original Visa or Resident Permit of the applicant (Document issued by the Immigration Authority of the Country of Residence indicating the status and category of your visa)
  • Sri Lankan Passports of the parents & Declaration of the Citizenship of parents (At least one parent MUST be a Sri Lankan citizen at the time of child’s birth)
  • Consent letter signed by both of the parents (Download here)
    • If parents were separated, documents indicating legal guardianship of the child.
    • If one parent deceased, the Death Certificate of such parent.
    • If a legal guardian is applying, proof documentations regarding guardianship
  • 3 Photographs*

English translation should be produced for all the documents issued in other than Sinhala, Tamil or English.


€ 115 for 03 years
€ 140 for 10 years


* Specifications of the Passport Photographs

  • The image should be 3.5 x 4.5 cm in size
  • The image must have adequate brightness and contrast
  • The skin tone should be natural. In case of over-exposure or under-exposure of the photo, the skin is either too dark or too light, photo will not be acceptable
  • It should show a close up of the head and (partial) shoulders
  • The image should be straight looking, centered with neutral expression
  • Face should be in sharp focus and clear with no ink marks/creases/lines
  • The face (from forehead edge to bottom of chin) should be 70 to 80% of the photo or 2.5cm height
  • The eyes must be open and no hair obscuring the face
  • If worn Prescription glasses, it should be clear and thin framed and should not have flash reflection or obscure the eyes
  • Head coverings, hair, head-dress or facial ornaments should not obscure the face
  • The photo must have plain light background and must contrast with face and dress
  • There must be no other people or object in the photo
  • The lighting must be uniform with no shadows on the face or behind
  • Red eye photos are not allowed
  • No lines are allowed.

The photo should be ideally printed in professional photo printing papers with continuous tone; and good resolution. Polaroid photos or photos printed with ordinary printers are not suitable