Under Section 7 of the Consular Functions Act, the Embassy exercises the power to register the birth of a child born to Sri Lankan parents, in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Albania and Malta, and San Marino.

If the application is made after 03 months, the reason for the delay should be given in writing when making the application.

The application for the registration of birth must be made within three months of birth.

The application form for the registration of birth could be obtained over the counter at the Consular Division of the Embassy or by post, by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope with a request. The applications can also be downloaded.

When a child is born abroad to a citizen of Sri Lanka, there is an additional requirement under the Citizenship Act that such birth should also be registered within one year at the office of the diplomatic representation of Sri Lanka in the country of birth or at the Citizenship Division of the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka. Therefore, when an application is made for the registration of a birth under the Births and Deaths Registration Ordinance, an application for the registration of the child under the Citizenship Act should also be made.

A child born to a Sri Lankan parent out side Sri Lanka should obtain the Citizenship Certificate from the Citizenship Division, Department of Immigration and Emigration “Suhurupaya”, Sri Subhuthipura Road, Battaramulla. (Telephone: + 94-11-5329000 , Fax: +94-11-2885358 , E-Mail: controller@immigration.gov.lk , Web Site: www.immigration.gov.lk ) . The applications for the Citizenship Certificates are forwarded to the Citizenship Division in Colombo which will process them and will send the Citizenship Certificates to the Embassy, or to the applicants given address by post.

When an application for registration of a birth is made one year after the birth of the child, such applications are forwarded by this Embassy to the Registrar General’s Department, Central Record Room Maligawatta, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka, Tel: 00-94- 11 23 29 773,Fax: 00-94 -11 24 33 075 for approval. In such cases, the birth certificate is issued only after approval is received from the Registrar General in Sri Lanka.

Required Documents

The original documents with two photocopies- if the application is submitted within 3 months of the child’s birth.
  • Duly filled FORM B6

  • Duly filled Particulars for Registration of a Birth -Form B  4 (if the application is submitted within 3 months of the child’s birth)

  • Duly filled Declaration of Birth after Three Months (Section 24 -B6) (if application is submitted after 3 months of the child’s birth)

  • Original Birth Certificate of the child in which the names of both parents appear (Birth Certificate has to be issued by the competent authority in the country where the child was born)

  • Valid passports of the parents during the time of childbirth with photo pages and endorsement pages Permit of Stay  (SOGGIORNO)  Parents, if available

  • Original Birth certificates of the parents.

  • Original Marriage certificate of the parents. (If the marriage has been registered outside Sri Lanka it should be countersigned by the relevant diplomatic representative of the country concerned)

  • Citizenship Certificate of parents if they were born outside Sri Lanka

  • If the child’s birth was not registered within one year of the birth, a letter signed by both parents, giving reasons as to why it was not registered within the first year of birth

  • An affidavit from the father relating to paternity of the child if parents are not legally married at time of child’s birth

  • Relevant fee in Euro

Upon Registration of the Birth, the first copy of the Birth Certificate would be delivered to the applicant over the counter and the second copy will be sent to the Registrar General’s Department, Colombo, for record purposes.

The Embassy does not issue additional copies of Birth Certificates. Applicants who wish to apply for additional copies should request them from the Registrar General’s Department in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Embassy issues only a certified copy of the birth certificates after charging the relevant fee.

Obtaining a fresh copy of birth, marriage or death registration registered at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Rome

  • Duly completed application form

  • Passport of applicant, supported by marriage, birth certificate to establish direct connection to the those listed on the Certificate. ie: if a fresh copy of a child’s birth certificate is being requested, the parents certificate of marriage along with the Passports

  • Relevant fee in euro. Fee: Euro 30/- subject to change without prior notice.

Application Forms

Declaration of Birth After Three Months (Section 24) – Form B
Application for fresh copy of Birth, Marriage or Death
New Particulars for Registration of a Birth – Form B4
New Application for registration of a birth outside Sri Lanka