ATTESTATION OF DOCUMENTS

1.      Any document issued by the Sri Lankan Institutions should be attested by the Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka through Electronic Documents Attestation System and needed to produce the electronic customer copy.

2.     Embassy will provide Electronic Document Attestation Service from Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka for any document issued by the Sri Lankan Institutions which has been not attested previously through Electronic Document Attestation system subjected to the payment of relevant fee.

3.      Any document issued by a foreign authority or agency will accept for attestation ONLY IF such document is attested by the Foreign Ministry of the document issued country.

 4.     Only Sri Lankan Citizens could sign Documents / Declarations such as a Power of Attorney or an Affidavit. Diplomatic officers are authorized under the Consular Functions act to provide this service subjected to pay the relevant fee at the Embassy. Person who is sign the document must present in person with the Sri Lankan Passport and valid visa (or Valid Dual Citizenship certificate) to the Embassy together with two witnesses.

      • Relevant official documents should be produced to substantiate the facts given in an Affidavit or a Power of Attorney. In the event of relevant official documents not being produced to substantiate the facts contained in an Affidavit or a Power of Attorney such an Affidavit or a Power of Attorney will not be considered for Attestation.
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      • Affidavits produced to substantiate the alterations made in identification documents issued by the Government such as Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Death Certificates, Passports, Driving Licenses, National Identity Cards etc. will be attested only if the alterations have been made in the original documents and certified by the issuing authority.
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5.    Attestation of Documents / Declarations such as Affidavit or Power of Attorney signed by a Foreign Citizen are accepted to attest only if such document certified by an authorized authority (Notary Public) of the country of the residence. Those documents must have to be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of Residence of the applicant, prior to produce to the Embassy for attestation.