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INSTRUCTION FOR REQUEST TO OBTAIN AIRPORT ACCESS PASS AND APPLICATIONS

Request to Obtain Airport Access Pass

Instructions

  • The Protocol Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues 02 types of Airport Access Permits:
  1. Permanent Airport Photo Access Pass
  2. Temporary Day Pass
    to resident home based staff, their spouses and local staff.
  1. Permanent Airport Photo Access Passes
  1. A Diplomatic Mission in Colombo is entitled for four (04) “A” Category Permanent Airport Photo Passes and four (04) “B” Category Permanent Airport Photo Passes. A Category Permanent Airport Photo Passes are issued only for the Head of Mission and the Spouse, and Diplomatic officers or their spouses.
  2. International Organizations in Colombo is entitled for Two (02) “A” Category Permanent Airport Photo Passes for the Head of the Organization and the Spouse & Family.
  3. A request for issuing or renewing a Permanent Airport Photo Access Pass should be submitted to the Chief of Protocol through a Third Party Note (Note Verbal) by the Mission/International Organization concern.
  4. The Head of Mission/Authorized Officer of the Mission/International Organization should certify the application with the official stamp of the Mission/International Organization.
  5. Duly perfected applications should be submitted to the Protocol Division along with the copies of the passport, visa page of the passport. If a pass is requested for a local staff, a Police Report issued for the applicant should be attached to the application.
  6. For renewals, in addition to the above requirements applicant should submit the original Airport Photo Access Permit issued to the predecessor previously.
  7. Airport passes for successor and spouse will be issued only after the return of the Airport passes of the predecessor and spouse to the Protocol Division on completion of the tenure of the officer.
  8. Applicant should have valid visa for the entire period of the requesting Permanent Airport Access Pass.

   B.Temporary Day Passes 

  1. Airport Temporary Day passes will be issued upon a request to the Chief of Protocol along with the application, copy of the Diplomatic official Identity card issued from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, passport copy /national Identity card ( for Local Staff)
  2. At a given time for one airport movement, only three (03) officials are allowed to obtain Temporary Day Passes.
  3. The application of Temporary Day Passes should be submitted to the Chief of Protocol through a Third Party Note (Note Verbal) by the Mission / International Organization before 03 working days prior to the airport movement.
  4. Stamp will be placed on the Application of Airport Day Pass and it should be submit to the Day Pass Counter at the Airport.                                       

Further Inquiries

Protocol Division
Tel : 0112327048 /0772282725

Fax : 0112325346

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Web : www.mfa.gov.lk

Instructions for Airport Passes

  1. Protocol Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues 02 types of Airport Access Permits
    1. Permanent Airport Photo Access Pass
    2. Temporary Day Pass to resident home based staff, their spouses and local staff.
  2. The request for issuing or renewing a Permanent Airport Photo Access Pass should be submitted to the Chief of Protocol in a Third Party Not (Note Verbal) by the Mission/International Organization.
  3. A Diplomatic Mission in Colombo is entitled for four (04) A Category Permanent Airport Photo Passes and four (04) B Category Permanent Airport Photo Passes. ACategory Permanent Airport Photo Passes are issued only for the Head of Mission and the Spouse, and Diplomatic officers or their spouses.
  4. International Organization in Colombo is entitled for Two (02) A Category Permanent Airport Photo Passes for the Head of the Organization and the Spouse.
  5. Head of Mission/Authorized Officer of the Mission/ International Organization should certify the application with the official stamp of the Mission/ International Organization.
  6. Duly perfected applications should be submitted to the Protocol Division along with the copies of the Passport, Visa page of the Passport. If it’s a local staff, a Police Report issued for the applicant should be attached to the application. For renewals,in addition to the above requirements applicant should submit the original previous Airport Photo Access Permit issued.
  7. Airport Passes for successor and spouse will be issued only after the return of the Airport Passes of the predecessor and spouse to the Protocol Division on completion of the tenure.
  8. Applicant should have valid visa for the entire period of the requesting Permanent Airport Access Pass.
  9. Airport Day Passes will be issued upon a request to the Chief of Protocol along with the Application, Copy of Mission ID, Passport copy/National Identity card (for Local Staff).
  10. Stamp will be placed on the Application of Airport Day Pass and it should be submit to the Day Pass Counter at the Airport

Application for Temporary Airport Access Pass

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