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High Commission of India in Colombo, Sri Lanka

High Commission of India in Colombo, Sri Lanka, located at 36-38, Galle Road. View a location map, get driving directions to the High Commission of India, or view the information about the address, phone, office hours, official website, Facebook page, Twitter, consular services, holidays, visa list, and head of mission (HOM).

Location Map

Location map of the High Commission of India in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Website

Office website

Social Media

Services

The following is a brief listing of services offered at the High Commission of India in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • Process passport applications
  • Process visa applications
  • Notarize certain documents
  • Legalization of documents
  • Issuing emergency travel documents
  • Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card
  • Registration of marriage, birth, and death
  • Attestation of documents
  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)
  • Renunciation of Indian citizenship

Head of Mission

Gopal Baglay, High Commissioner

Common Visa Types

Citizens of qualified countries may be able to travel to India without a visa. The most common types of India visas are the following.

  • Tourist Visa
  • Business Visa
  • Employment Visa
  • Student Visa
  • Research Visa
  • Medical Visa
  • Journalist Visa
  • Conference Visa
  • Transit Visa
  • Entry Visa

Indian Passports

The government of India issues several types of passports, including:

Regular Passport (Dark Blue cover): This is the standard passport issued to Indian citizens for general travel purposes. It is a "Type P" passport, P stands for Personal.

Diplomatic Passport (Maroon cover): Diplomatic passports are issued to diplomats, Members of Parliament, members of the Union Council of Ministers, and individuals representing the Indian government on diplomatic missions abroad. It is a "Type D" passport, D standing for Diplomatic.

Official Passport (White cover): Official passports are issued to government officials, members of the Indian Armed Forces, members of the Indian diplomatic corps, and individuals representing the Indian government on official business or diplomatic missions. It is a "Type S" passport, S stands for Service.

Consular Assistance

Indian embassies and consulates offer vital consular services to Indian citizens abroad, including issuing, renewing, and replacing passports. They also provide crucial assistance in emergencies, such as accidents, illnesses, or legal matters. These diplomatic missions are essential support systems for Indian nationals traveling or living overseas, ensuring their safety and well-being while away from home. Their services are pivotal in addressing the needs and concerns of Indian citizens during their international travels or stays.

Emergency Travel Document (EC)

The Emergency Travel Document or Emergency Certificate (EC) is a one-way travel document issued to Indian citizens who have no valid travel documents and need to return to India on an emergency basis. EC is issued to those citizens of India to whom a new passport cannot be issued in an emergency in a short period of time. It allows the holder to travel back to India.

Besides High Commission of India in Colombo, Sri Lanka India also has 3 representations in the following cities of Sri Lanka:


All diplomatic missions of India in Sri Lanka

Diplomatic missions of India in neighbouring countries/regions of Sri Lanka:

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Sri Lanka in India

Sri Lanka has 3 representations in the following cities:

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This page was last edited on 05 November 2022 at 11:44 AM (EST).