Renunciation of Sri Lankan Citizenship

An applicant who expects to renounce his /her Sri Lankan Citizenship has to forward following documents;

  1. A letter of request with all contact details of the applicant addressed to Controller General/ Department of Immigration and Emigration, Sri Lanka
  2. Authenticated copy of the Foreign Passport and Citizenship certificate and a photo copy of the same from the relevant government authority (Eg – Australians – DFAT, New Zealanders – Internal Affairs)
  3. Original Sri Lankan Dual Citizenship Certificate with a copy
  4. Original 5(2) Citizenship Certificate ( If available) with a copy
  5. Original Sri Lankan Passport with a copy
  6. Original Sri Lankan National Identity Card with a copy
  7. Original Sri Lankan Birth Certificate
  8. Duly filled and attested Form K [Click here for Form K] with a copy

Department of Immigration and Emigration, Colombo, Sri Lanka [DG/DIE] will communicate with the applicant directly, after the documents are submitted.

All documents should be submitted through the Embassy or Citizenship Division of department of Immigration & Emigration by the applicant.

Note – If the application sent via post, Form K should be certified (with an official stamp) by an authorized certification body of the residing country (Honorary Consul, Lawyer, Doctor, Justice of Peace, Police Officer).

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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ACT 2600

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