British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka
We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Sri Lanka. The British High Commission in Colombo provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Sri Lanka.
If you’re in Colombo and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +94 11 5390639. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Sri Lanka, call 020 7008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
- are over 16 years old and
- are a British citizen and
- have previously owned a British passport
- over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
- not a British citizen or
- applying for a child under 16 years old
Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at British High Commission in Colombo.
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.
Deputy Head of Mission to Sri Lanka and Maldives