Passport and Consular Section:
The Passport Section and Consular Section of the Embassy Colombo have gradually reopened to applicants in strict compliance with the requirements of the Sri Lankan health authorities and the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany. The number of visitors must therefore remain limited.
Certifications and attestations:
Certificates and attestations can temporarily be issued only on Mondays and Wednesdays from 09:30 to 11:30. An appointment is not necessary. Due to the necessary distance rules, only a limited number of visitors can be granted access to the waiting room at the same time.
Appointments for applying for passports and identity cards can again be booked on our German website .
Our consular section offers services like attestation of documents, the certification of signatures, copies and more.
German consular officers are empowered by statute to certify and authenticate documents, signatures and copies for legal use in Germany. Documents executed before a consular officer rank equally with those executed before a notary in Germany. The fees levied are roughly equivalent to those charged by German notaries. An appointment is not required for the attestation. Applicants may submit their documents from Monday to Thursday, 9:30am to 10:30 am without appointment.
When visiting the Embassy, please wear a mask covering mouth and nose and use the disinfectant available for hands.
When entering the passport and visa office, a temperature measurement will be taken by a security guard. If the temperature is elevated, you will not be allowed to enter the Embassy’s premises.
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