The Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

An Emergency travel document (Non-Machine Readable Passport (NMRP) is valid for three months may be issued to enable a Sri Lankan national to return to Sri Lanka in case of an emergency in the following circumstances.

* The original passport is lost/damaged/stolen

* The original passport is expired

Temporary Travel documents are valid for 03 months from the date of issue and issued for the sole purpose of returning to Sri Lanka. The applicants cannot travel to any other country by using a NMRP passport or cannot use it to obtain a visa to further stay in Japan.

Documents Required:

If the current passport has expired:

  • Duly completed Form K 35 application (please use English Block Capital). Parents should write the first name of the child inside the cage provided in the application form for the signature of the applicant. Please ensure that the signatures are confined to the cages provided immediately below the photographs. Section 21 of the application will be completed by the Embassy.
  • 04 colour photographs of size 3.5 cm * 4.5 cm (background should be light color except white) Please paste 02 photos in the application, and in the other two place your signature on the backside of the photo. Your photos must: be a close-up of your full head and upper shoulders, both ears and the forehead clearly visible and free from spectacles and head covers.
  • Current passport and 02 photocopies of the data page of the passport.
  • Original birth certificate and 02 photocopies (certified English translations will not be accepted).
  • Copy of the flight itinerary or seat reservation for emergency travel to Sri Lanka.

If the current passport is lost:

  • In addition to the above documents, copy of the complaint made to the Japanese police that your passport is lost and an English translation of the complaint done by an authorized translator.

Prescribed Fee

  • If applicant produces the previous travel document JPY 5,900
  • If previous travel document is lost JPY 18,300

Instructions for Filling Applications

  • Application should be filled preferably in BLOCK letters
  • Three photographs should be furnished as specified in the application. Please ensure that the signatures are confined to the cages provided immediately below the photographs.
  • The photograph should be clear, good quality, fresh (current picture) , without spectacles and with open ears.
  • The application and original documents should be submitted along with photocopies.

How to Submit the Application

You may submit the application to the Consular Division of the Embassy by post or by hand. The Consular Division is open from Monday to Friday (Acceptance and issuance of documents between 09:15 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00). The address is as follows:

Tokyo 108-0074


* This Embassy is not responsible for any document lost in the post.

* Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offence. Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances.

* Incomplete applications will be returned and consular fees will not be refunded.

* Temporary Passports are issued only under the approval of the Department of Immigration and Emigration/Colombo.