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Issuing certificates confirming the citizenship of Indian Origin persons, on their request

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issuing certificate to the persons of indian origin confirming the citizenship on their request under the act no 39 of1988 and act no 35 of 2003.

entitlement for applicant

persons of indian origin who are residing in sri lanka before the appointed date (15.11.1948) of citizenship act or their descendants.

 

law

(i). grant of citizenship to stateless persons act no 39 of 1988 and subsequent amendment

(ii). grant of citizenship to persons of indian citizenship act no35 of 2003 subsequent amendment

(iii). issuing acknowledgement letters to the indian passport holders under the provisions of section 02 of the act no 35 of 2003.

application no.

description

(i) ic/c/spa

application for citizenship certificate under the provisions of act no 39 of 1988

(ii) c/p/i/o/2003/01

application for citizenship certificate under the provisions of act no 35 of 2003

(iii) c/p/i/o/2003/02

special declaration, made by indian passport holders to be a sri lankan under the provisions of section 02 of the act no 35 of 2003

obtaining application form & submitting duly filled application form

 

commissioner

department for registration of persons of indian origin,

no. 41,

ananada rajakaruna mawatha,

colombo 10.

 

document to be submitted along with applicant

(i). copy of applicant birth certificate

(ii). copy of national identity card (if any)

(iii). copy of marriage certificate (if any)

(iv). copy of parents citizenship certificate (if any)

 

following document should be submitted incase of non availability of birth and marriage certificate, pl submit birth certificate of a child along with an affidavit confirming the birth and marriage of the applicant.

 

special requirment apply only to the indian passport holders.

(i) submitted the copy of letter of acknowledgement issued by this department under the provisions of section 02 of act no 39 of 2003.

(ii) a clear copy of a applicant’s last indian passport.

 

instruction for filling of application

(i). applications under the act no 39 of 1988. (please see guideline no 1988/01)

(ii). application under the act no 35 of 2003.(please see guideline no 2003/01)

 

duration for issuing a citizenship certificate

- according to the law, 60working days from the date application received

- if application is successfully submitted according to the instructions citizenship certificate will be issued within 30 working days.

 

handing over application forms to the department.

office hours in week between 9 a. m to 3.00 p.m. office closed all week end and all public holidays.

 

protocol of responsibility holders.

designation

name

section

commissioner

p.b. abeykoon

department for registration of persons of indian origin.

deputy commissioner

w.a.d.u.v. nissanka

indo lanka citizenship

 

details of department

 

department for registration of persons of indian origin

 

 

organization information

department of immigration & emigration

no.41,

ananda rajakaruna mawatha,

colombo 10,

sri lanka.

 

ms. m. u. i. alahakoon

telephones:+94-11-5329000

fax nos:+94-11-2674621

email:controller@immigration.gov.lk

website: www.immigration.gov.lk