Update to LKA26327.E of 5 February 1997 on whether signatures of the holders of the new series of machine-readable passports are scanned by computer into the passport [LKA31781.E]

According to the Internet Website of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington, DC:

The Controller of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo has introduced new series of machine readable passports with facility for the digital transfer of photographs and signature of the holder to prevent photograph substitution with effect from 02.09.96.
When applying for a new passport, please ensure that the following documents are enclosed.
(a) Form 'K'
(b) Photo/Signature Card (IM35B)
(c) Application for addition/deletion of children
(d) Present Sri Lanka passport

Additional information could not be obtained by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the additional source consulted in researching this Information Request.


Embassy of Sri Lanka Online, Washington, D.C. 2 December 1996. Issue of A Sri Lanka Passport. [Internet] http://piano.symgrp.com/srilanka/sle_pass_issue.html [Accessed 27 Apr. 1999]

Additional Source Consulted

High Commission for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Ottawa.