Collection of Biometrics from Passport Applicants
applying through Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions Overseas
As a part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the integrity of the Passport issuance process, the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka has successfully introduced the mandatory collection of biometrics (fingerprints and digital face image) from Passport applicants and Automated Fingerprint Identification (AFIS) since 15th August 2015.
Further, the Department of Immigration and Emigration has now decided to extend the above system for Sri Lankans applying for new Passports via any Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission overseas with effect from 1st December 2017.
In this context, all Sri Lankans applying for new Passports through Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila with effect from 1st December 2017, will be required to provide their biometric information to the Department of Immigration and Emigration upon their first entry to Sri Lanka after obtaining their new Passports.
The necessary facilities for collection of biometrics are available at the Head Office of the Department of Immigration and Emigration, through its island wide branches and at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
Sri Lanka Embassy
03 November 2017