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About the US embassy and its location in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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About Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an island country located in south Asia. The main languages spoken in Sri Lanka are Tamil and Sinhala. The current population (as of 2018) is 21,670,000. Sri Lanka has a human development index (HDI) of 0.770 and therefore can be considered as country with high human development (according to UNDP – United Nations Development Programme). There are a lot of different embassies and consulates located in Sri Lanka. Among these, there are also representations of the United States of America.

About Colombo

Colombo is located in the Western Province. It is the largest city in Sri Lanka. 752,993 people are living in Colombo (as of 2011). The city is very important and represents Sri Lanka internationally which is why the U.S.A. choose it as location for one of their embassies.

About the US embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Offices located within the US embassy located in Colombo include:

  • Business & Trade
  • Consular Section
  • Public Diplomacy Section

Visa services offered by the US embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Visa services for USA immigration/non-immigration visas are handled by the department for travel permits.  You can schedule an interview for a visa here:

You can contact them via phone +94 (11) 249-8500.

American citizen services offered by the US embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka

American citizen services are handled by a number of departments depending on your issue. Please visit for more information on how to proceed with your issue/query.

Notary services offered by the US embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka

This embassy offers notary services to all US passport holders and foreign nationals (on the provision they are using the documents within the United States). This price is $50 paid in cash or US issued credit card, per page.