Important dates – deadlines for passport and PIN applications

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to close the Embassy in Colombo from July 2023. Due to the closure, all passport work will come to an end during spring 2023.

Norwegians living in Sri Lanka who wish to renew their passport can contact the Embassy to make an appointment. It takes up to 3 weeks from your appointment until the passport is ready. We recommend everyone to check and ensure that their passport is still valid.

The following deadlines will apply for passport applications:

  • 28 February 2023 – Last day for first-time applications for passport and requests for personal identification number.
  • 28 April 2023 – Last day of applications for passport renewal.
  • 31 May 2023 – Last day of applications for emergency passport.

You can get more information about the passport process here, and schedule an appointment by emailing us at:

If you are in need of a passport or emergency passport after the above-mentioned dates, please contact the Norwegian embassy in New Delhi:
For more information about their passport process, visit their website here.