DUAL CITIZENSHIP

From 1st of January 2020, it will be allowed to have other citizenship in addition to a Norwegian citizenship from the Government of Norway.

Finnish citizens also can apply for the dual citizenship.

 

01. Dual Citizenship is applicable 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 Citizenship of Sri Lanka is likely to cease.

 Resumption – Section 19(2) of the said Act makes provisions in respect of a person whose citizenship of Sri Lanka has ceased due to obtaining of citizenship in another country and who thereafter desires to resume the status of a citizen of Sri Lanka.

Or

Retention – Section 19(3) of the said act makes provisions in respect of person who is having a desire to obtain citizenship in another country, while intends to retain the citizenship of Sri Lanka.

 

02. Instructions to fill the application :

To be completed in “BLOCK CAPITALS”.

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

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

Each member of family has to submit a separate application along with 3 passport size colour photographs. Affix one of these photographs in the top right-hand corner of the first page of the application.

Any applicant who belongs to one of the categories mentioned in Section 1 of the application (A to G) can apply for dual citizenship. Please mark (x) in the relevant cage.

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

Computer Data Sheet should be completed in “BLOCK CAPITALS”

The unmarried applicants who are under age of 22 years, apply for dual citizenship individually, should fill annex 03 in addition to the applications and applications submitted after the age of 21 years and 06 months will not be entertained under this category.