Certification, Authentication and Attestation of Documents

Certification, Authentication and Attestation of Documents

Where to apply:

Sri Lankan nationals residing in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Samoa can forward their applications with required documents to the Sri Lanka High Commission and the Consulate General Offices as indicated below;

Western Australia (WA), Northern Territory (NT),Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New Zealand, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, Solomon Islands-
Sri Lanka High Commission, 61, Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla, Canberra. ACT 2600, Australia.

New South Wales, Queensland – Sri Lanka Consulate General in Sydney
(Please go through www.slcgsyd.com)

Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania – Sri Lanka Consulate General in Melbourne
(Please go through www.slcgmel.org)

Attestation of Power of Attorney, Affidavit and Documents – Sri Lankan citizens and Dual Citizenship holders

Sri Lankans and Sri Lankan Dual Citizenship holders with valid Sri Lankan Passport and Visa, are eligible to sign a Power of Attorney/Affidavit/Documents, in front of a Consular Officer in the Sri Lanka High Commission. Please make an appointment with the Consular Section in advance.

Required Documents : 

1 Original Power of Attorney/Affidavit prepared in legal format with two photo copies.
2. Original Passport/National Identity Card/ original Dual Citizenship Certificate with 2 copies.
3. Visa status
4. Two witnesses
5. Letter of request with contact details [Tel No. / Email address etc.]
6. Fee A$35.00.per document. Payment has to be made in cash. [Applicants should have clear instructions from their lawyers in Sri Lanka on the number of copies required as each document is charged separately.]

Power of Attorney, Affidavit and Documents – Non Sri Lankans

Applicants who are non Sri Lankans have to be signed their documents in front of their respective Foreign Ministry/Department; before submitting documents to this High Commission for Attestation purpose.

Attestation, Legalisation & Certification of Documents issued by Sri Lankan Government

Applicants are required to submit original documents authenticated by Consular Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka with two photo copies. The documents not authenticated by Consular Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka will not be accepted for above purposes.

Translation of Documents

The Certificates issued in Sri Lanka will be translated from Sinhala /Tamil to English or vice versa, on a request made by the applicant. The Original Certificate with two photocopies, original Passport with a copy and a letter of request mentioning the purpose, will be needed. Note: Applicant must enquire the possibility and possible time frame in advance, before sending the documents for translations.
Certification of Life Certificates of Sri Lankan Pensioners.

Attestation or certification of signature of applicants on pension documents/ Life Certificates or counter-signing thereon; attestation of signature on other Sri Lankan official forms or counter-signing of such signature may be exempted from payment at the discretion of the Head of Mission.

Request for extension of abroad Leave

Sri Lankan Government Officers, submitting requests for extension of overseas leave, can be forward to respective authorities in Sri Lanka through the Mission, without any fee. They have to forward such requests with a Covering letter addressed to Sri Lanka High Commission/respective Head of Department, along with a copy of Passport and Visa status.

A Letter of Authentication of Sri Lankan Driving Licence

A letter of authentication of Sri Lankan Driving Licence will be issued after verification of the licence from the Motor Commissioner, Department of Motor Commission, Sri Lanka.

Fee for a document

Payments have to be made in cash. Applicants should have clear instructions from their lawyers in Sri Lanka on number of copies required as each document is charged separately.

Attestation of Documents –A$ 35.00
Swearing or Affirming an Affidavit- A$35.00
Administering an oath or affirmation- A$ 35.00
Translation [ per document]-A$ 35.00

Postage within Australia A$ 10.00 outside Australia-A$ 30.00. If required, courier services should be arranged by the applicant.

Payment methods:

Please make all payments payable to the ‘Sri Lanka High Commission’. Payments can be made by Money order/Bank draft. If applying in person at the High Commission, payment can only be made in cash for which an official receipt will be issued. Money will not be refunded after issuance of the receipt.

The application/s should be sent to:

The Sri Lanka High Commission,
61, Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla,
Canberra, ACT 2600
Australia.

Telephone: (02) 61983756
Fax : (02) 61983760

Special Note :

  • Applicant must declare his/her nationality status when seeking an appointment, for advice on the proper procedure to be followed. The Consular Officer/Receptionist will advise the applicant accordingly
  • Incomplete applications and missing documents may result in delays.
  • Translations will not be accepted as originals
  • All photocopies must be on A4 size paper.
  • Sri Lanka High Commission will not take any responsibility for documents lost or delayed in the post. If required, courier services should be arranged by the applicant
  • Money will not be refunded after issuance of a receipt.
  • Personal and company cheques are not acceptable.

Register with the High Commission

The Sri Lankan High Commission in Canberra would like to keep in touch with Sri Lankans and persons of Sri Lankan origin living in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and other Pacific Islands as well as Sri Lankan community organisations in those countries.

If you are a current/former Sri Lankan or an office bearer of a Sri Lankan community organisation we invite you to register with the High Commission.

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Contact Us

61 Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla, Canberra
ACT 2600

Tel: (02) 6198 3756
Fax: (02) 6198 3760

Email: admin@slhcaust.org
Web: www.slhcaust.org

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