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Government of Canada services and information in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Services and information provided to Canadians by the High Commission of Canada in Sri Lanka.

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Adoption and surrogacy

Refer to International adoption.

Birth abroad

Refer to Birth abroad.

If your child is born outside of Canada, you do not need to register the birth in Canada.

Citizenship services

Refer to Canadian citizenship.

Complete your citizenship application before booking an appointment by telephone or email (clmbocs@international.gc.ca) to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment.

Pay your application fees online before you apply for citizenship services.

Note: All local government issued documents submitted to the Consular section to support citizenship applications must be first submitted to, and certified by, the Ministry of External Affairs of Sri Lanka. This applies to Sri Lankan birth certificates, marriage certificates and translations of these certificates.

Payment method

Pay your application fees online or:

  • Bank draft
  • Cash
  • Credit card

Please have valid ID

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (LKR)
Application for a Citizenship Certificate for adults and minors (Proof of Citizenship) 75.00 19500.00
Application to Renounce Canadian Citizenship 100.00 26000.00
Replacement / Update of proof of Canadian citizenship 75.00 19500.00
Application for a Search of Citizenship Records 75.00 19500.00
Application for Canadian Citizenship under subsection 5(2)(A) — Minors (under 18 years of age) 100.00 26000.00
Application for Canadian Citizenship under subsection 5(2)(A) — Adults (18 years of age and older) 200.00 52000.00

Criminal record checks

Refer to Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Criminal record checks.

Death abroad

Refer to Death abroad.

Marriage abroad

Refer to Marriage outside Canada.

Notarial services

Consular officials do not provide any legal advice or represent a person in court. The office provides the following notarial services, by appointment only by telephone or email (clmbocs@international.gc.ca), to Canadian citizens and, in limited cases, to non-Canadian citizens if the documents are intended for use in Canada.

Note: Documents must be in English or French, or accompanied by an official translation in English or French.

Authentication/Attestation (certify the document signature, the position of an official and the seal are genuine):

Certified copy (certify the document is a true copy of the original):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a certified true copy (fees apply).

Witness a signature (consular officer witnesses a signature):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a witnessed signature (fees apply).

Note: All local government issued documents submitted to the Consular section to support citizenship applications must be first submitted to, and certified by, the Ministry of External Affairs of Sri Lanka. This applies to Sri Lankan birth certificates, marriage certificates and translations of these certificates.

Payment method

  • Bank draft
  • Cash
  • Credit card

Please have valid ID

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (LKR)
Administering an oath or receiving a statutory declaration or affirmation. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 13000.00
Attesting any document bearing a signature (affidavit, declaration, affirmation, etc.). The fee shown is per document. 50.00 13000.00
Authenticating (witnessing) a signature. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 13000.00
Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 13000.00
Authenticating signatures of Canadian authorities or notaries. 50.00 13000.00
Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy. 20.00 5200.00
Transfer of private or public funds from Canada or elsewhere to the mission. The fee shown is per transfer. 75.00 19500.00
Issuing a Statement in lieu of Certificate of Non-impediment to Marriage Abroad. The fee shown is a minimum, per document. 50.00 13000.00
Issuing a letter addressed to a foreign authority for the granting of a visa, a residence permit, an exit permit or any other similar service (per document) 50.00 13000.00

Passport services

Refer to Canadian passports and travel documents.

You can pay online for all your passport services before completing your passport application.

Book an appointment by telephone or email (clmbocs@international.gc.ca) to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment.

Note: All local government issued documents submitted to the Consular section to support citizenship applications must be first submitted to, and certified by, the Ministry of External Affairs of Sri Lanka. This applies to Sri Lankan birth certificates, marriage certificates and translations of these certificates.

Payment method

Pay online for all your passport services or:

  • Bank draft
  • Cash
  • Credit card

Please have valid ID

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (LKR)
10-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 260.00 67600.00
5-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 190.00 49400.00
5-year Child passport (0-15 years of age) 100.00 26000.00
Additional fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen passport 45.00 11700.00
Retention of a valid passport 45.00 11700.00
PPT132 and/or PPT203 50.00 13000.00
Pay online

Pensions and retirement

Refer to Benefits for Canadians living abroad and Retiring abroad.

Studying abroad

Refer to Studying abroad and EduCanada.

Visa and immigration services

Refer to Travel documents – Visas.

For any other immigration-related questions, contact our immigration section at colombo-im-enquiry@international.gc.ca.

Permanent residents of Canada: Find out how to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD).

Voting abroad

Refer to Voting in an election while outside Canada.

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