Passports to cost more from today


The Emigration and Immigration Department has increased the levy for the issuance of passports and foreign travel documents from today.

As such the fee to issue a normal passport will be increased by Rs.500 to Rs. 3,500 and the charge for a foreign travel document for children below 16 years of age will be increased to Rs.7,500 from Rs.5,000 and the levy for one-day service will be increased to Rs.15,000 from Rs.10,000.

The new fee to change the name in a passport will be Rs.1,000.

These increased charges were proposed in the 2019 Budget.