REGISTRATION OF DEATHS
Application for Registration of Death should be made to the Mission within three months of the death.
Application for Registration of Death may be made after three months but within one year of the death. But the applicant should produce satisfactory evidence as to why the application for Registration of Death was not made within three months.
In case of doubt about the Registration of Death, it will be referred to Colombo and under instructions from the Registrar General, the registration would be performed.
If the next of kin of the deceased / declarant of death is in Sri Lanka, he/she can submit the documents for registration of death to the Registrar General's Department in Maligawatta, Colombo.
Application for the Registration of a Death may be made by any of the following parties.
- - The nearest relative of the deceased (Next of Kin) who was present at the time of the death or in attendance during the last illness of the deceased person.
- - A relative of the deceased person who resides in the country where the death occurred.
- - If there is no such relative,
- - Any person who was present at the death.
- - The doctor in charge of the hospital or public institute where the death occurred.
- - The chief occupant of the house where the death occurred.
- - If there are no such persons, the persons, who takes action to dispose of the body of the deceased by burial, cremation on by other means.
Procedure for Registration of Death
The following documents are required.
- - Declaration of Death (B11 / B15)
- - Death Certificate of the deceased person issued by the relevant country - English version (The cause of the death should be included in Death certificate) - This must be legalised from the Foreign Ministry of the relevant country.
- - Certificate from the Hospital / health authority where the death occurred stating the cause of death - English version (If the cause of the death is not included in the Death certificate) - This must be legalised from the Foreign Ministry of the relevant country.
- - Sri Lankan Passport of the deceased person (If the deceased is a minor, the Passport of the parents are also needed.)
- - Birth Certificate of the deceased person
- - Passport of the applicant
- - Documents complaint to establish the relationship (Eg.- Marriage Certificate / Birth Certificate of the applicant)
- - Coroner's Certificate and Police Report, if the death was not due to a natural reason. To avoid disputes or claims concerning the true identity of deceased, it is necessary to obtain photographs of the deceased. (lateral and frontal view of the face)
Fee - NOK 110/-
If the Diplomatic/Consular officer is satisfied with the particulars given by the applicant for Registration of the Death, the death shall be registered, and the triplicate of the Death Registration shall be handed over to the applicant.