Temporary passports (Non-Machine Readable Passports – NMRP) are issued by this Mission to the applicants whose passports are expired /damaged or lost enabling them to return to Sri Lanka only, due to an emergency. The applicants cannot travel to any other countries using this NMRP Passports.
Temporary Passports will be issued only after obtaining the approval of the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo and therefore, it will take a few days to issue the Temporary passport.
The applicants who lost/damaged their passports should be required to call over the Consular Division of the Embassy personally and face an interview to obtain the Temporary/Emergency passports.
If requested a NMRP, valid for six months, is also issued for a new born baby as a Stop-Gap Passport until the receipt of new passport which had been applied through this Embassy.