Registration of Birth, Outside Sri Lanka

Registration of birth outside Sri Lanka is carried out by the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Islamabad and Consulate General office in Karachi under: (a) Section 5 (2) of the Citizenship Act and (b) Section 16 or 24 of the Birth Registration Act. Forward your application to the Above respective offices, closest to your place of residence.

Registrar General Department of Sri Lanka

No: 234/A3,
Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha,
Battaramulla,
Sri Lanka

+94 112 889 488 – 489
+94 112 889 491

http://www.rgd.gov.lk

Steps to be taken

  • Please select the CORRECT application set from the following, based
    On the age of your child.
  • Application for child less than 03 months of age on the date of application [Form B4]
  • Application for child aged between 03 – 12 months on the date of application [Form B6]
  • Application for child aged over 01 year on the date of application [Form B6] (Can be Downloaded from the www.rgd.gov.lk web site.)
  • Fill the application in “BLOCK CAPITAL” letters in duplicate
  • Child’s mother OR farther OR both of them should be Sri Lankan citizen/s at the time of the child’s birth
  • All applications must be completed and signed by one and the same parent.
  • All applicants must submit the Citizenship application as well at the time they apply for the birth registration
  • Application for Citizenship : Can be Downloaded from the following Link. http://www.immigration.gov.lk/web/images/stories/pdf/form/birthregistration.pdf

Documents to be submitted (02 sets of photocopies with originals)

  • Child’s local birth certificate – original (with parents’ details)
    Father’s birth certificate original
  • Mother’s birth certificate – original
  • Parent’s Marriage certificate – original
  • Parent’s passports – originals with photocopies of bio data page, endorsement & renewals and visa pages
  • Parents’ current passports (if different from above) originals with photocopies of bio data page, endorsement & renewals and visa pages
  • Certificate of Evidence of Residence Status
  • Applicants from other countries should submit 02 photocopies of currant visa page of his/her passport
  • Statutory Declaration should be completed by the child’s father or mother who is a Sri Lankan at the time of the child’s birth, in duplicate and certified by a Justice of the Peace or a Solicitor.
  • The original dual citizenship certificate is required if the applicant is a dual citizen at the time of the child’s birth.
  • If parents were not married at the time of the child’s birth an affidavit relating to Paternity and Declaration of Citizenship certified by a Solicitor, is required.
  • Covering Letter with contact details
    [Tel Nos, E-mail addresses and fax No. If available]

Applicable fees

Registration & Issuance of birth certificate –                Pak Rs. 4000.00

o     Issuance of certified copy of the birth certificate –                        Pak Rs. 2100.00

o     Registration of Citizenship –                                                            Pak Rs. 4000.00

Note (Important):

o late registration fee , beyond the 1st year of the birth – Pak Rs.   500.00

  • The application in respect of Citizenship Registration will be sent to the Citizenship Division :

Controller General,

Department of Immigration & Emigration,

Colombo.

  • And, upon receipt of the prescribed certificate from the Department of Immigration & Emigration, it will be sent to the applicant.
  • Parents are advised to keep this Mission informed, if address / contact details are changed in the interim period.
  • Incomplete applications and missing documents may result in delays.

The application in respect of Citizenship Registration will be sent to the :
Controller General,Department of Immigration & Emigration,
Colombo.
And, upon receipt of the prescribed certificate from the Department of Immigration & Emigration, it will be sent to the applicant.
Parents are advised to keep this Mission informed, if address / contact details are changed in the interim period.
Incomplete applications and missing documents may result in delays.
Payment method
If the applicant physically visits the High Commission or Consulate offices, he/she can pay by Cash.
Note: Credit/ATM/Debit cards AND personal or Company cheques will not be accepted.
Special Notes (Important)
Fees will not be refunded under any circumstance, after issuance of an official receipt;
Translations will not be accepted as originals;
All photocopies should be on A4 size paper;
High Commission will attest the documents and return the originals to the applicant
If the applicant needs to send/receive documents (by express courier service or speed post etc) on an urgent basis, he/she must organise them independently.
The High Commission is unable to take any responsibility for documents lost or delayed in the post/courier.

Payment method

  • applicant has to pay by Cash.
  • Note: Credit/ATM/Debit cards AND personal or Company cheques will not be accepted.

Special Notes (Important)

  • Fees will not be refunded under any circumstance, after issuance of an official receipt;
  • Translations will not be accepted as originals;
  • All photocopies should be on A4 size paper;
  • High Commission will attest the documents and return the originals to the applicant

Special Note

Children born outside Sri Lanka, whose birth is registered with a Sri Lanka Mission abroad, are issued with certificates under the Consular Functions Act by the Registrar General’s Office and under the Ceylon Citizenship Act by the Department of Immigration and Emigration. Certificates issued by the Department of Immigration and Emigration will become void on reaching the age of 21 years, at which time the child will have to decide whether to retain Sri Lanka Citizenship or the citizenship of the country of birth or both, by making an application to the Department of Immigration and Emigration before he completes the age of 21 years.
If the applicant does not comply with this requirement he/she will automatically lose Sri Lankan Citizenship as stated at the bottom of the Certificate issued by the Department of Immigration and Emigration. In view of the above it is advisable for the parents to keep their children informed of this requirement.