1. Dual Citizenship is applicable to:

a person, whose citizenship of Sri Lanka has ceased under sections 19, 20 or 21 of the Citizenship Act № 18 of 1948 or a person whose citizenship of Sri Lanka is likely to cease.

          1.   Resumption - Section 19(2) of the Citizenship Act makes provisions in respect of a person, whose citizenship of Sri Lanka has ceased due to  obtaining a citizenship of another country and who wishes to resume the status of a citizen of Sri Lanka.

                or

          2.   Retention - Section 19(3) of the Citizenship Act makes provisions in respect of a person, who wishes to obtain a citizenship of another country, while intending to retain the citizenship of Sri Lanka.

When applying for Dual Citizenship, the applicant should submit the following documents:

                               Letter of Request (Download)

                               Application for Dual Citizenship (Download) 

2. Instructions for filling the application:

                 1.   To be filled in “BLOCK CAPITALS”.

                 2.   Delete inapplicable word or words wherever * appears in the application.

                 3.   Please state “Not relevant” if particular information is not applicable.

                 4.   Each member of the family has to fill in a separate application along with
                       03 passport size color photographs.

                 5.   One of the photographs should be attached at the top right corner of the first
                       page of the application.

                6.   Any applicant belonging to one of the categories mentioned in section 1 of
                       the application (A to G) can apply for Dual citizenship.

                 7.   Please mark (√) in the relevant cage.

                 8.   The statement in the application should be supported by an affidavit (page 6)
                       made by the applicant before a Justice of Peace or a Commissioner of Oaths.

3. Documents required for Dual Citizenship:

                 1.   Applicant’s original Birth Certificate or a certified copy of it.

                       (if the applicant is a citizen of Sri Lanka by registration, the relevant certificate or
                       a copy of it)

                 2.   If the applicant is married, Marriage Certificate or a certified copy of it.

                 3.   Applicant submitting application for Resumption under section 19(2)
      (a person, whose Sri Lankan citizenship ceased due to obtaining a citizenship of another country), should submit the following documents:

      (a) Certified copy of Foreign Citizenship Certificate.

     (b) Certified copy of Bio data page and the observation page of the Foreign Passport.

     (c) Recent Police Clearance Certificate from the country of foreign citizenship not older than
         03 months in English or an English translation of the original.

     (d) Certified copy of Bio data page and the observation page of the previous Sri
         Lankan passport (if available)

     or

     Applicant submitting application for Retention under section 19(3) (a person, who
     wishes to obtain a citizenship of another country, while intending to retain the citizenship of
     Sri Lanka) should submit the following documents:

     (a) Certified copy of Bio data page and the observation page of the current Sri Lankan passport.

     (b) Certified copy of permanent residence visa.

     (c) Recent Police Clearance Certificate from the country of permanent residence, not older
         than 03 months from the date of issuance in English or an English translation of the original.

4. If applying under age category (1.A), original Birth Certificate or certified copy of it.

5. If applying under Professional category

                     (1.B), applicant’s original Educational
                     /Professional certificate or a certified copy of it (minimum of one year diploma
                     or higher or any other professional qualification)

6.   If applying under Assets/Properties category

                       (1.C), original documentary
                       proof of applicant’s assets such as: lands or other immovable properties in
                       Sri Lanka worth of Rs. 2.5 million or above and or a certified copy of the documents.
                       Deed, evaluation report and title reports for the same, should be also submitted,
                       along with abovementioned supporting documents.

 

 7.   If applying under Fixed deposit of Rs. 2.5 million or above - category (1.D),
       a confirmation letter from the bank stating, that the deposit will not be withdrawn
       within a period of 03 years.

 8.   If applying under Fixed deposit of USD 25,000 or above - category (1.E),
       a confirmation letter from the bank stating, that the deposit will not be
       withdrawn within a period of 03 years.

 9.   If applying under Treasury Bond (TB) or Security Investment Account (SIA) valued
       of USD 25,000 for minimum 03 years period - category (1.F), a certificate from
        the relevant authority, confirming the investment will not be withdrawn prior
         to maturity.

 10. If applying under the applicant’s spouse or applicant’s unmarried child  under the age of 22 -

     category (1.G), a certified copy of Marriage Certificate (for spouse) or a certified copy of Birth Certificate (for unmarried child - born in  Sri Lanka) or  a copy of Citizenship certificate issued under section 5(2) of  the Citizenship Act № 18 of 1948 (for unmarried child - born outside Sri Lanka).
        A spouse or a child eligible under this category shall be limited to a person, whose citizenship of Sri Lanka has ceased under section 19, 20 or 21 of the Citizenship Act No. 18 of 1948 or a person whose Sri Lankan citizenship is likely to cease.

                       Note: Documents could only be certified by the Deputy/Assistant
                                 Controller (Citizenship) of the Department of Immigration and Emigration
                                  or by the Senior Officer of Sri Lanka Overseas Mission in the rank not less
                                  than a Third Secretary.

  

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