Loss of passports should be reported promptly
Passport holders should inform the Department of Immigration and
Emigration immediately if they have lost or misplaced their passports.
They should complain as early as possible since their passport can be
misused by cunning persons for committing heinous crimes and robberies.
A separate unit has already been set up at the Department to accept
complaints on losses of passports.After complaining, those who need new
passport can obtain them without any obstacle after paying due fees to
the Department. The Department would cancel the lost passports
immediately to prevent them being misused by racketeers, said former
Divisional Secretary for Bingiriya W.E. Jayathilake at a workshop for
foreign job seekers of the Kurunegala District held recently at
Bingiriya MMV. The valid period of a passport is 10 years.
Therefore, those holders of passport should keep their passports with
utmost care as many frauds and malpractices have been committed in the
recent past using the passports of others by cunning international
thieves, Jayathilake said.