The British High Commission in Sri Lanka maintains and develops relations between the UK and Sri Lanka.

Find out more on our UK and Sri Lanka news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Sri Lanka and Maldives. You can access UK government services while in Sri Lanka.

Urgent assistance

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

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for 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.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Sri Lanka.

Our people

Sarah Hulton OBE

British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

  • Tom Burn

    Deputy Head of Mission to Sri Lanka

Contact us

British High Commission Colombo

389, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,
Colombo 7

Colombo
Sri Lanka

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-colombo
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email colombo.general@fco.gov.uk

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