Children born outside Sri Lanka to Sri Lankan parents (At least one of the parents should be a Sri Lankan national) are required to be registered at Citizenship Division of the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka within one year of birth of the child for the confirmation of the child’s Sri Lankan citizenship.
Accordingly, the citizenship registration of the children born to Sri Lankan parents in Brazil or other countries in South America could be processed through the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brasília, Brazil by submitting the prescribed application, supportive documents and citizenship registration fee.
The documents required to be handed over with the completed application form are mentioned below.
Duly perfected application for Registration of birth outside Sri Lanka under the Ceylon Citizenship Act no. 18 of 1948 (Form Citizenship 1)
Original Birth Certificate of the child issued by the country where the birth took place
(If the original Birth Certificate is not in English, an English translation should be attached)
Consular Birth Certificate of the child issued by the Registration General Department of Sri Lanka
Original Birth Certificates of the parents
If the applicant (father or mother) is a Sri Lankan citizen by registration, the relevant certificate
Original Marriage Certificate of the parents
Valid original passports of the parents
Original or authorized copies of the National Identification Cards of the parents of the child
Original Visa Cards or Valid permanent resident cards of the parents at the time of the child’s birth
Prescribed fee for the Citizenship Registration.
Duly completed applications together with the authorized copies of the necessary supporting documents will be forwarded to the Citizenship Branch at the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo in order to issue a certificate for the Registration of Birth.