Registration of Births

Notice to the general public who wish to obtain consular services

For the convenience of the general public and taking into consideration the social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, all consular services of the High Commission are now provided by prior appointment. Therefore, those who wish to visit the Consular Section of the High Commission for consular services are requested to obtain a prior appointment which can be made online by clicking the ‘Appointments for Consular Services’ menu item on the home page of our website or clicking the link https://hclappontments.embassyonline.lk.

Please note that appointments can only be made online and not by telephoning the High Commission. We regret our inability to provide consular services to anyone who visits the Consular Section without a prior appointment.

Please also note that a separate appointment should be made in respect of each applicant/application.

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS OUTSIDE SRI LANKA


Applicants are advised to arrive as early as possible due to the lengthy process.

  • Public Opening Hours – Mon – Fri from 9.30am to 1pm.
  • Telephone Inquires – Mon – Fri from 2.30pm to 5.00pm.
  • All original documents must be submitted along with photocopies.
  • Fees – ONLY CASH at the Consular Counters.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR REGISTRATION OF BIRTH

Applicant (mother or father of the child, either or both of whom should be a Sri Lankan citizen at the time of child’s birth) is hereby instructed to complete the appropriate application given below in BLOCK CAPITALS and submit to this Mission, along with the documents mentioned below, in order to register the birth of child under Section 5(2) of the Citizenship Act of Sri Lanka.

Application for child less than 03 months of age on the date of application

Application for child aged between 03 – 12 months on the date of application

Application for child aged over 01 year on the date of application

Applicant should sign the application and the declaration in front of a senior officer at the High Commission
Two sets of photocopies of the supporting documents along with the ORIGINALS of following should be submitted as per the following order.  [Photocopies and the originals should be produced separately]
1. Child’s original British/Irish Birth Certificate (with parents’ details)
2. Father’s original Birth Certificate **
3. Mother’s original  Birth Certificate **
4. Parents’ original Marriage Certificate **
5. Passports of Father and Mother at the time of the child’s birth
i.            Data Page (Photo Page)

ii.            Alteration Page

iii.            Visa Page / Biometric Visa Card

6. Current Passports of Father and Mother
i.            Data Page (Photo Page)

ii.            Alteration Page

iii.            Visa Page/Biometric Visa Card

**1. English translations are not accepted if original Birth Certificates/Marriage Certificates issued in Sri Lanka
   2. If any of the births / marriage certificates were issued in a country other than Sri Lanka and originally not issue in English language, an English translation attested by relevant diplomatic  Mission in the UK or Sri Lankan Mission accredited to the country of the original certificate is issued is required to submit along with the original certificate.
Following documents are required to be submitted along with the application only if applicable.
a. If the applicant has an Indefinite leave to remain in the UK visa (Permanent Residence visa) which had been granted at least one year before the date of the child’s birth, he/she is required to submit the Non Acquisition of British Citizenship Certificate (Form NQ2)UK Home Office Confirmation letter
b. The original Dual Citizenship Certificate is required if the applicant is a dual national at the time of the child’s birth.
c. If parents were not married at the time of the child’s birth an affidavit relating to Paternity and Declaration of Citizenship, certified by a Solicitor, is required.
Applicant should submit the documents personally and is required to face an interview at the High Commission.
Fees
For the consular birth certificate and register of birth under Citizenship Act within one year after child’s birth -£ 53
Surcharge per year for the late registration after one year of the child’s birth-£ 5.00
Postage  – £ 8.00
Payments should be made by cash