Diplomatic Foreign Currency Account (DFA)

  • A foreign citizen who holds a diplomatic passport, diplomatic identity card issued by the relevant Ministry

  • A foreign citizen who holds a non-diplomatic passport

  • Foreign Diplomatic Missions

  • Family members of Diplomatic personnel, living in Sri Lanka, who hold diplomatic or non-diplomatic passports

 

  • DFA can be opened and maintained in the form of current, saving or term deposit accounts in following mentioned designated foreign currencies. 

 

  • A cheque book shall not be issued against DFA current accounts.

Currency

US Dollar

USD

Sterling Pounds

GBP

Euro

EUR

  • DFA may be held as sole or jointly with another eligible person.

  • The initial deposit and minimum balance requirements applicable for DFAs are appearing below.

 

Type of Account

Initial Deposit *

Minimum Deposit *

Current Account

Personal (Individual/Joint)

2,500/-

-

Saving Account

Personal (Individual/Joint)

1,000/-

-

Term Deposit

Personal (Individual/Joint)

-

5,000/-

Mission

-

10,000/-

* USD or equivalent in other currencies