New Passport in lieu of a /Stolen/Lost Passport

If your passport is lost or stolen, it is your responsibility to inform the concerned authorities’ immediately. Failure to do so may result in your lost or stolen passports being used for illegal activities and you may be liable for aiding and abetting an offence.


Download a stolen or lost passport complaint form by visting .
Make a complaint to your local police station in the country of residence and obtain a polic report as soon as possible.
Submit the duly filled application form together with Police report to the nearest Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission or Consulate.
Sri Lankan Diplomatic Mission or Consulate shall transmit to the Immigration Department in Sri Lanka the details of the stolen or lost passport. Upon receipt of such information, necessary measures will be taken to cancel the stolen, lost or missing passport.
Passport reported lost or stolen can no longer be used for travel.-The details of cancellation will be automatically shared worldwide through INTERPOL to avoind misuse. Never use the lost passport again. You are strongly advised to obtain a new passport immediately to avoind inconvenience.

If you find another person's lost Sri Lankan passport, please mail it in a sturdy envelope to the address below.

If you find another person's lost Sri Lankan passport, please mail it in a sturdy envelope to the address below.

Lost / Stolen Passport Desk
5th Floor
Department of Immigration and Emigration 
No: 41, Ananda Rajakaruna Mawatha
Colombo 10
Sri Lanka.


  • Never use a Passport reported stolen or lost.
  • Passport reported stolen or lost are invalidated and can no longer be used for travel.
  • The information you provide regarding a Stolen or Lost Passport will be entered in our 
  • Stolen/Lost Passport System and automatically shared internationally through INTERPOL
  • If you recover the passport after you have reported it lost or stolen, please submit it to the address listed above. When you submit it, if requested - we will cancel it and return it to you. If not requested, it will be destroyed.
  • Once a passport is reported lost or stolen, it cannot be re-validated.
  • Damaged Passport

Applications for new passports in lieu of damaged passports are requested to follow the same procedure applicable for a lost passport;

-  The applicant needs to inform the Embassy personally.
-  A letter addressed to the Embassy explaining the cause and the nature of the damage.
-  The damaged passport should be presented.
-  Documents 6* and 7* do not apply in this case.