The British High Commission in Sri Lanka maintains and develops relations between the UK and Sri Lanka.
If you’re abroad, read our dedicated coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you’re in Sri Lanka or Maldives and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.
If you’re in Sri Lanka or Maldives and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +94 11 5390639.
Get an emergency travel document
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
For legal reasons, we’re unable to carry out notarial acts in Commonwealth countries. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, you should contact a local notary.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Sri Lanka.
British High Commission Colombo