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: firstname.lastname@example.org , 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.
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.