Department of Immigration and Emigration

Sri Lankan Identity Overseas



General Information on Citizenship

General Provisions for Sri Lankan Citizenship

Citizenship Division offers you the services of registering your overseas born child/ children, renouncing Sri Lankan Citizenship, or registering person as a Sri Lankan Dual Citizen.

Applications are accepted by Citizenship Division (Level 04 - Wing D) at the Department of Immigration and Emigration Head Office.

Working Hours:  Monday to Friday except Public holidays
Applications are accepted from 9.00a.m to 2.30 p.m.

 

Special Provisions for Sri Lankan Citizenship

  1. Issuing certificates confirming the Sri Lankan citizenship to persons of Indian Origin, under the provisions of Grant of citizenship to stateless persons (special provisions ) Act, no: 39 of 1988 & Grant of citizenship to persons of Indian origin Act, no: 35 of 2003; and
     
  2. Issuing acknowledgements to persons of Indian origin who have made special declarations under section 2 of Grant of citizenship to persons of Indian origin Act no; 35 of 2003.
     
  3. Authenticating the Sri Lankan citizenship certificates issued under the provisions of,
    1. Indian & Pakistan residents citizenship Act, no: 03 of 1949
    2. Indo - Ceylon agreement implementation (special provisions) Act, no:14 of 1967
    3. Grant of citizenship to stateless persons (special provisions ) Act, no:39 of 1988
    4. Grant of citizenship to Persons of Indian origin Act, no:35 of 2003 and
    5. Grant of citizenship to persons of  Chinese origin (special provisions ) act, no: 38 of 2008

Applications are accepted at Indo - Lanka Citizenship Division (Level 06 – Wing D) at the Head Office of Department of Immigration and Emigration.

Working Hours :    Monday to Friday except Public Holidays.
Applications for Registration /Citizenship confirmation certificates are accepted from 09.00 a.m. to 03.00 p.m.at the Indo - Lanka Citizenship Division.

For more information: see Special Provisions page

 


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  • Dep. of Immigration and Emigration
  • "Suhurupaya", Sri Subhuthipura Road,
  • Battaramulla.
  • +94 011 5329 000
  • +94 011 2885 358
  • controller@Immigration.gov.lk
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