Canadian High Commission in Colombo

Canadian EmbassyThe Canadian High Commission in Colombo in Sri Lanka has been detailed below. If you need assistance then you can contact the High Commissioners office for assistance with regards to marriage registration, Canadian visa application and also registering a birth abroad.

Note the contact details for the High Commission listed below such as a map, their contact details and also their operating hours. Note that they are also the Embassy for those located in the Sri Lanka and also the Maldives. See more details on the Canadian High Commission in Sri Lanka. Note also the operating hours for the High Commission. There is no Canadian Embassy in Sri Lanka but a High Commission.  See also the Canadian Embassy in Sri Lanka address listed below.

Canadian High Commission in Colombo

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The Canadian High Commission in Sri Lanka can assist you with consular assistance when needed. The High Commission also covers the Maldives for assistance. You can see the Canadian High Commission in Sri Lanka email address as well listed below. You will need to make use of this when you need questions answered.

If you lost your passport while on holiday in the Maldives or in Sri Lanka, the passport theft or loss has to be reported to the local police. You will need the police case number from the local police for the High Commission. When you apply for a new passport you will need to provide them with the case number as proof that the lost passport has been reported. Once the application has been completed you will need to wait for a temporary travel document or a passport. You can see how fast or slow a new passport currently takes.

Now if you are getting married in the Maldives or getting married in Sri Lanka. You will need a letter from the High Commission to state that you are single. This will need an application on your part to the High Commission or a letter of no impediment. This will prove that you are single. They will tell you when to collect your letter of freedom to marry. This will need to be translated and certified. You can then use these documents to register you marriage. Once completed, it will need to be certified and translated for use in Canada and your spouse visa for your husband or wife.

Consular Assistance 

If you have given birth in the Maldives or given birth in Sri Lanka as a Canadian. You will need to collect all the documents for the government. Be this the Maldives government or the Sri Lanka government. This will need to be translated an certified for the High Commission. Make an appointment with the High Commission and then take all the documents, original and translated that has been certified. You will need this as well as your Canadian passport and the child and visit the High Commission. The birth application needs to be made and when complete you will need to apply for a travel document or passport for the child.

Street Address:33A, 5th Lane, Colpetty, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
Postal address:P.O. Box 1006, Colombo
Telephone:94 (11) 532-6232 / 94 (11) 522-6232
Fax:94 (11) 532-6299 or 522-6299
Operating Hours:Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Canadian Visa Application

If you want to visit Canada from the Maldives or from Sri Lanka. You will need to apply for a Canadian tourist visa, or a Canadian super tourist visa. You can also apply for a student visa to study at a registered educational institutional. See the visa times as of January 2022 and should improve with time. This considering current global trends.

Check Visa Processing Times
Visitor Visa (days)94
Super Visa (days)196
Study Permit (Weeks)11
Work Permit (Weeks)14
Spouse / Partner Visa (Months)12
Passport Application20 Business Days

See other Embassies as well as Consulates and High Commissions or diplomatic missions of Canada. These are the Canadian High Commision in Singapore as well as the Canadian Consulate in Mumbai and the Canadian Embassy in Manila as well. These are all in the Asian region. You can also search this website for another Canadian Embassy in the world.


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