Citizenship Registration of Children born outside Sri Lanka

ELIGIBILITY for registration of Citizenship

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.

Documents required to Register the Citizenship

  1. Duly filled application together with the declaration signed by the Parents in front of the Diplomatic officer at the Embassy. (To download a printable version of application click here)
  2. Birth Certificate of the child issued by the country where the birth took place. (If the original Birth Certificate is not in English, an English translation should be attached.)
  3. Birth Certificate issued by the Registration General Department of Sri Lanka.
  4. Original Birth Certificates of parents with photo copies
  5. If the applicant (father or mother) is a Sri Lankan citizen by registration, the relevant certificate with copies
  6. Original Marriage Certificate of parents with a photo copy
  7. Original Passports and Visas of the parents to prove residence abroad at the time of the child’s birth (With photo copies).

Submission Procedure:

    1. If Declarent is living in Sweden or Accredited country and birth occurs in Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania, application for registration of a Citizenship should be forwarded to the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Sweden, Stockholm. (Sri Lankans who cannot visit to the Embassy in Stockholm, please see the instructions on how to getting services from Honorary Consuls. Or click here). Applicants are kindly requested to get an online appointment prior to visit to the Embassy by accessing the Embassy website. (Or click here)
    2. If Citizenship Registration has not been done at the country of birth and If the parents are living in Sri Lanka declaration for registration should be hand over together with the originals of necessary supporting documents with copies thereof to the Citizenship Branch at the Head Office of the Department of Immigration and Emigration at the Suhurupaya, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka.

     

    Citizenship Division of the Department of Immigration and Emigration will process the applications and mail the certificates to the Embassy for onward transmission to the applicant.

Fees for Citizenship Registration:

Registration under Citizenship Act – within one year SEK 600

Administrative fee SEK 15

Registration under Citizenship Act – Delayed surcharges – Per year SEK 60

 

  • Postal Charges: (If required to return the passport by post):

SWEDEN SEK 140:-

DENMARK SEK 180:-

ESTONIA SEK 180:-

LATVIA SEK 180:-

LITHUANIA SEK 180:-

  • Bank fee: (If paid to the Embassy Bank account)

Applicant must pay additional banking charges as follows;

If paid in Sweden in Swedish Kroner: SEK 22

If paid in a country other than Sweden: SEK 70 (Cross Border Transaction fee)

 

 EMBASSY BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS

Bank Name: SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken)

Branch: Nybrogatan

Account No.: 5213-100-2386

IBAN: SE 51 500000000 521 31002386

BIC: ESS ESESS

 

  • The Embassy does not accept PAYMENTS MADE BY CHEQUES. If paid by the Debit/Credit Cards (Only accept VISA and Master cards), Bank commission of 1.5% will be added to the payment.

Ways to submit the application:

Visiting:

You may submit the application to the Consular Division of the Embassy by hand or post. Consular Division open from Monday to Friday except holidays (09.00 a.m. – 01.00 p.m.). Please obtain an online appointment from embassy website (http://stockholm.embassy.gov.lk) prior to visit to the Embassy to ensure the priority service.

Visiting Address:

Embassy of Sri Lanka

Strandvägen 39, Ground Floor

SE-114 56 Stockholm

Sweden

 

Getting Service through post:

  1. All the original documents / applications must attach and applicant must sign in front of the Honorary Consul appointed by the Government of Sri Lanka for the particular country or region. Applicant must ensure that the Honorary Consul signed at the relevant places of all the documents / Applications.
  2. Relevant fee must pay to the Embassy bank account (Details given below) and attach the receipt of the payment to the application / Document.

Applicant must pay additional banking charges as follows;

If paid in Sweden in Swedish Kroner: SEK 22

If paid in a country other than Sweden: SEK 70 (Cross Border Transaction fee)

 

Postal Charges:

SWEDEN SEK 140:-

DENMARK SEK 180:-

ESTONIA SEK 180:-

LATVIA SEK 180:-

LITHUANIA SEK 180:-

 

EMBASSY BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS

Bank Name: SEB (SkandinaviskaEnskildaBanken)

Branch: Nybrogatan

Account No.: 5213-100-2386

IBAN: SE 51 500000000 521 31002386

BIC: ESS ESESS

 

IMPORTANT:

  • The payments must be paid prior to post the application or at the Embassy.
  • The Embassy does not accept PAYMENTS MADE BY CHEQUES. If paid by the Debit/Credit Cards (Only accept VISA and Master cards), Bank commission of 1.5% will be added to the payment.
  • Please note that according to the financial regulations of Sri Lanka, the fee paid will NOT be refunded.

 

  1. Applications are required to post to the following address. (Please do not address the cover to personal names of the staff members of the Embassy). Please note that Embassy will NOT take any responsibility to the documents which has NOT duly received to the Embassy Premises.

 

Mailing Address:

Embassy of Sri Lanka

P.O.Box 24055

SE-114 56

Stockholm

Sweden

Inquiries

  1. General Contact Details of the Embassy:

Only During 09.00 to 13.00 Hours from Monday to Friday except Holidays

Tel: +46 (8) 663 65 23/25

E-mail:slemb.stockholm@mfa.gov.lk

Website: http://stockholm.embassy.gov.lk

 

  1. Consular Affairs Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ceylinco building, Janathipathi Mawataha, Colombo 01. Sri Lanka. Tel no;+94112446302,+94338843

Website: www.mfa.gov.lk/consular

 

  1. Central Record Room of the Registrar General’s Department, Maligawatta, Colombo 10.

Tel no;+94112329773, +94112433075.

Web Site: www.rgd.gov.lk

 

  1. The Citizenship Division of the Department of Immigration and Emigration

”Suhurupaya”, Sri Subhuthipura Road, Battaramulla.

Hotline   : 1962

Phone    : 94-11-5329000 Hunting Line

Fax        : 94-11-2885358

E-Mail    : controller@immigration.gov.lk

Web Site: www.immigration.gov.lk