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Registration of Birth

Registration of births of children born to Sri Lankan Nationals outside Sri Lanka can be registered with this Mission.
 
The declaration should be submitted within 03 months of such birth to this Mission to avoid unnecessary delays. For registrations after one year, a letter of explanation with the reason for the delay must provide with the application and such requests will be forwarded to the Registrar General's Department in Colombo 10, Sri Lanka (RGD) for approval.
 
Compulsory documents
An application must be submitted with the originals of all the required documents by parents of the child.
 
  • Duly filled citizenship form (download)
  • Duly filled declaration form (Section_16) – for registration within 03 months (download)
  • Duly filled declaration form (Section_24) – for registration after 03 months (download)
  • Child’s original foreign Birth Certificate
  • Parent’s original Birth Certificates
  • Parent’s travel documents (must provide the valid travel documents had at the time of the child’s birth)
  • Parent’s visa documents (must provide proof of documents for valid visa at the time of the child’s birth)
  • Parent’s original Marriage Certificate
  • Letter of explanation with the reason for late registration (registration after 12 months)
Below conditions must be satisfied;
  • Father or mother of the child should be a citizen of Sri Lanka and with a valid visa of the United States at the time of the child’s birth
  • Applicant should be the Sri Lankan parent (whoever when both are Sri Lankans) at the time of the child’s birth.
  • Children over the age of 22 years, should submit an application by declaring themselves.
Note:-
All applications submitted after one year (12 months) will be forwarded to the Registrar General's Department in Colombo 10, Sri Lanka for consent /approval. In such cases, the birth certificate will be issued only after approval is granted by the Registrar-General.
 
The prescribed fee
  • Registration within 12 months     – USD 75.00
  • Registration after 12 months       – Late registration fee of USD 5.00 is applicable per each lapsed year addition to the reg. fee of USD 75.00
 
Payment Options
Payments should be done at this Mission by cash/money orders/bank drafts /cheques.
Money orders / Certified cheques should be made payable to the “Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, New York”.
 
Card payments are not acceptable.
 
Submission of applications
The duly filled applications can submit to the consular division of this Mission by post or by hand. The Consular Division is open from Monday to Friday between 09 am to 01 pm EST. The physical and mailing address is as follows:
 
Consular Division
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations
820, 2nd Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
 
Further, applications can be directly handed over to the Registrar General’s Department in Sri Lanka. The physical address of the Registrar General’s Department, Colombo is as follows.
 
The Registrar General
Registrar General’s Department
No. 234/A3
Densil Kobbekaduwa Mw
Battaramulla
Sri Lanka
 
Note:-
  • Applicants are strictly required to present the originals of the documents required with the application. Translated copies of any document are not acceptable.
  • Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offense. Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances.
  • Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Processing Time

  • Registration within 12 months     – 02 weeks
  • Registration after 12 months       – Upon approval of RGD
 
Return of the documents
Birth certificate will be issued only to father / mother of the child.
 
If the declarant is desired the return of the documents by post, may choose one of the following options and make payment added to the application fee:
  • Domestic Mailing Fee - Federal Express (FedEx)                – USD 20.00 (within U.S.)
  • International Mailing Fee - Federal Express (FedEx)           – Relevant Country Rate
This Mission is not responsible for any documents lost in the post.
 
For inquiries and further assistance,
 
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, New York
Consular Division
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations
820, 2nd Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
 
+1 212 986 - 7040 (Ext: 118)
 
Registrar General’s Department, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
The Registrar General
Registrar General’s Department
No. 234/A3
Densil Kobbekaduwa Mw
Battaramulla
Sri Lanka
 
+94 11-2889490
 
Central Record Room, Maligawaththa, Sri Lanka
Assistant Registrar General (Central Record Room)
Maligawaththa
Colombo 10
Sri Lanka
 
+94 11-2329773 / +94 11-2433075