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Sri Lanka - Obtain copy of Birth Certificate

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Introduction

A Birth Certificate is a vital record that establishes the birth of a child. It is an official form that gives details on the time and place of a person's birth, and his or her name, sex, mother's name and (usually) father's name. The word "birth certificate" can refer to either the original document or a certified true copy of or representation of the original record of birth document.

Eligibility

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Instructions

  • Refer the application to the Divisional Secretariat of the area in which the place of birth is occurred.
  • Application can be obtained from any Divisional Secretariat.
  • Required fee should be affixed in the application form by stamps.
  • Duly filled application should be submit to the Divisional Secretariat.
  • If you like to obtain the birth certificate by post, submit a stamped envelop with the application.
  • If the birth is registered a birth certificate will be send and if the birth is not registered a letter to the effect will be send.

Required Information

  • Name of the applicant and address
  • Full name of the person named on the certificate
  • Father’s and Mother’s Full name
  • Sex
  • No. Copies required
  • Date of Birth
  • Registrar’s Division
  • Number and Date of Registration entry (if known)
  • Period of search desired

Procedure

  • Obtain the application from any nearer Divisional Secretariat.
  • Complete the application and submit to the Divisional Secretariat of the area in which the place of birth is occurred.
  • Affix the required fee with the application form by stamps.
  • If you like to obtain the birth certificate by post, submit a stamped envelop with the application.

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Required Documents

  • Valid Identity document.
  • Driving license
  • Passport

Fees

  • If the number of the certificate of birth & the registered date is known Rs.25.00
  • If don't know the number of the certificate of birth or the registered date,
    • for search of birth registers for period of 03 months Rs.50.00
    • for search of birth registers for period of 02 years Rs.100.00

Validity

Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Department of Registrar General's

No: 234 /A3,
Denzil Kobbakaduwa Mw,
Battaramulla,
Sri Lanka.
Telephones: +94-11-2889488 / +94-11-2889489
Fax Nos :+94-11-2889491
Email: info@rgd.gov.lk, rgd@sltnet.lk
Website: www.rgd.gov.lk

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Video

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Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity to get Driver Licence, Passport, etc.

External Links

Sri Lanka Government Information Center - Obtain a Certified Copy of the Certificate of Birth http://www.gic.gov.lk/gic/index.php?option=com_info&id=355&task=info&lang=en

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