Passport fees will be increased from today (01) onwards.
Accordingly, fees imposed for All Countries passports including that issued for minors below 16 years of age, are to be increased.
Accordingly, the fee to issue an All Countries passport under normal service is increased from Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 3,000 while the fee for such a passport under the one-day service has been increased from Rs. 7,500 to Rs. 10,000.
Also, the fee to issue an All Countries passport under normal service for minors below 16 years of age, is increased from Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 3,000, says Lakshan Soyza, the media spokesman of the Department of Immigration and Emigration.
Meanwhile, dual citizenship fees have also been increased with the main applicant's fee being increased from Rs. 250,000 to Rs. 300,000. However, fees for other applicants remain unchanged, he added.