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Foreign Embassies in Jaffna.

1:42 PM 01/02/2019

Foreign Embassies in Jaffna are not available in lot. But only the Indian Consulate is available in Jaffna Town. Thousands of visitors used to visit Jaffna each month for their Holidays to meet relatives and on to do business with local business community. As a foreigner you must carry your passport with you with valid visas, according to the Sri lanka law.

Are you a foreign passport holder already in Jaffna and in need of any assistance from your own country consular office? You have to contact that consular office usually located in Colombo. Say, if you are an UK citizen and visiting Jaffna and being hospitalized there, you can sought the help of your consular office to assist you through the communication channel, if it is not a holiday. Check your country's Embassy page as many consular offices used to provide hotlines for their citizens that are located in Colombo. If you had lost or damaged your passport report the incident to the nearest police station. Get a copy of the lodged entry from the police officer paying a small amount and inform the incident to your country consular office with a copy of the police entry copy.

Catch the first available Jaffna - Colombo flight, train or bus to reach your consular office and try to get the replacement document from your consular office as soon as possible. There are four numbers of trains running from Jaffna to Colombo. Lot of luxury busses are operating from Jaffna to Colombo. They used to start from Jaffna between 19:00PM till 20:30.

Most of the people here, if found any documents like passport or Identity cards used to handover them to the nearest News paper office. If a waylaid happened to you by the thieves, then look in that area next day as those thieves used to throw away valuable documents like passport and driving license, when they are behind your money.

Saturday, Sundays and Poyadays are considered as holidays in Sri Lanka. So if anything happened in these holidays you have to wait for the next working day to get back those documents officially.

If you need to extend your visas then you have to go to the immigration Department located at Punchi Borella, Colombo on a working day.

There are no foreign consular service providers except the Indian Government one.

Consulate General of India in Jaffna.

Consulte General of India
14 Maruthady Lane, Nallur, Jaffna.
+94 21 222 0504 / 505
+94 21 222 0503

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