Instructions to applicants
Appointment to Visit Embassy
At least one of the parents should be a citizen of Sri Lanka /should have dual citizenship at the time of the child’s birth.
Under normal circumstances, 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. Applications should be forwarded to the Registrar General Department (Central Record Room of the Registrar General’s Department, Maligawatte, Colombo 10) to obtain the approval.
Children born outside Sri Lanka to Sri Lankan parents (At least one of the parents should be a Sri Lankan) needs to be registered at the Department of Immigration and Emigration within one year of birth for the confirmation of the child’s citizenship. A certificate for the Registration of Birth is issued to the applicant. A fine will be imposed in the event of failure to register the birth of a child within a period of one year from the date of birth.
The following documents are required to submit for the registration of birth:
The following documents are required to submit for the Registration of Citizenship:
– Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to birth/citizenship is a punishable offence. Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances.
– Incomplete applications will be rejected
Submission of Application
Applicants are kindly requested to get an online appointment prior to visit to the Embassy by accessing the Embassy website. (click here)
If the birth is not been registered at the country of birth and If the parents are living in Sri Lanka declaration for registration of the birth be forwarded to the Central Record Room of the Registrar General’s Department, Maligawatte, Colombo 10. (Prior to visit to the Central Record Room, applicants are advised to visit to the Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka located at 2nd Floor of the Ceylinco Building, Colombo 01, to pay the fee.
If the declaration is submitted to the Central Record Room of the Registrar General’s Department, Rs.3900 should be paid to the Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and hand over the receipt to the Central Record Room for the registration and issuance of a birth certificate. Same set of documents specified above should be produces to the Consular Division and to the Central Record Room.
Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in the Kingdom of Thailand, 13th Floor, 75/6-7 Ocean Tower2 Soi 19, Sukhumvit Rd., Wattana, Bangkok 10110
13th Floor, 75/6-7 Ocean Tower2 Soi 19, Sukhumvit Rd., Wattana, Bangkok 10110