ELIGIBILITYELIGIBILITY

Registration of birth of children born outside Sri Lanka to Sri Lankan parents can be registered. At least one of the parent should be a citizen of Sri Lanka /should have dual citizenship at the time of the child’s birth.

The declaration should be submitted within three (3) months of such birth to the relevant Diplomatic/consular officer, If not after three (3) months and within one year the Diplomatic/consular officer should record the reason for the delay and effect the registration.

After a year if the registration is not done it should get the consent of the Registrar General.

PROVISIONSPROVISIONS

A birth can be registered under the provisions of the Births and Deaths Registration act (chapter 110 ) and section 7 of the consular functions act no 4 of 1981 and the consular functions (amendment ) act no.18 of 2006.

Submission of documents for registration

If a birth occurs in a foreign country, application for registration of a birth should be forwarded to the relevant Sri Lankan embassy/High Commission.

If it is not been registered and If the parents are living in Sri Lankadeclaration for registration of a birth should be forwarded to the Central Record Room of the Registrar General’s Department, Maligawatte, Colombo 10. 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Documents requesting registration for a birth should be submitted by one of the parent or the guardian. 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION OF BIRTH

  1. Declaration form filled by the declarant
  2. Birth certificate issued by the relevant country/Hospital record of the child.
  3. Birth certificates of the father and the mother.
  4. Marriage certificate of parents.
  5. Passport copies of the parents at the time of the child’s birth.
  6. English translation should be produced to the documents in any other foreign languages if needed.

HOURS OF BUSINESS

Central record room is open from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Except for Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Working hours in the relevant Embassies/ High Commissions varies. Visit the relevant embassy/ High Commission web sites

PROCESS OF CHARGES

£18 (Sterling Pounds) or $25 (US Dollars) or €20 (Euro) should be paid for to the relevant Embassy or High commission for the registration and issuance of a birth certificate.

If the declaration is submitted to the Central Record Room of the Registrar General’s Department, Rs.3900 should be paid to the consular section of the Ministry of External Affairs and hand over the receipt to the Central Record Room for the registration and issuance of a birth certificate.

Return of the certificate

To the person who presented the declaration.

Inquiries

  1. Relevant Sri Lankan Embassy/High Commission or Consular Affairs Division of Ministry of External Affairs, Ceylinco building, Janathipathi Mawataha, Colombo 01
             Tel no;+94112446302,+94338812 
  2. Central Record Room of the Registrar General’s Department, Maligawatta, Colombo 10.
             Tel no;+94112329773,+942433075

 

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