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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

Establishment of the Regional Office, Kurunegala in new building

Department of Immigration and Emigration

Establishment of the Regional Office, Kurunegala in another building

The Regional Office, Kurunegala of this Department located at No. 129, Dambulla Road, Kurunegala is scheduled to be established at No. 95, Negombo Road, Kurunegala from Monday, 05thOctober 2020.

Hence, it is kindly informed that all the work done by the Kurunegala Regional Office will be done at the new work place.Since the computer system installed in the old office will be installed in the new building on 02nd October 2020 (Friday), It is further informed that Kurunegala Regional Office will not be open to the general public only on that day.

 

 

Controller General
Department of Immigration and Emigration


 
Foreign Nationals are not allowed to enter Sri Lanka until further notice

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 further notice.


 
Suspension of issuance 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


 

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