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General Provisions for Sri Lankan Citizenship
Citizenship division offers you the services of registering as Sri Lankan citizen, a Sri Lanka Dual Citizen or registering your overseas born child/ children

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

Application acceptance Hours:    Monday to Friday except Public Holidays.
Applications for Birth Registration are accepted from 09.00 a.m. to 02.30 p.m.


Special Provisions for Sri Lankan Citizenship
  1. Issuing certificates confirming the Srilankan citizenship to persons of Indian Origin, under the provisions of acts no; 39 of 1988 & no; 35 of 2003.
  2. Granting citizenship to the persons of  of Chinese origin, under the provisions of act no; 38 of 2008.
Applications accepted at Indo - Lanka Citizenship Division (Level 06 - Wing D) at the Department of Immigration and Emigration Head Office.

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

 

News & Events

Foreign Nationals are not allowed to enter Sri Lanka until 07.04.2020, 2359hrs

All types of Visas already granted to all foreign nationals and not arrived to Sri Lanka yet, have been temporarily suspended. They will not be allowed to enter Sri Lanka until 07.04.2020, 2359hrs (Local time in Sri Lanka)


 
Suspension of issuence of Visas in Sri Lanka due to the COVID – 19 Outbreak

All types of Visa issuance to enter Sri Lanka for all countries have been temporarily suspended


 
Extension of Sri Lankan Visa due to spread of COVID-19 virus

Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country, the validity period of all types of Visas issued to all foreigners who are currently residing in Sri Lanka have been further extended untill 12th May 2020.





 

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