The Embassy performs registration of birth of a child born to either Sri Lankan parent, which occurs in the United Arab Emirates upon request by either parent under the Birth and Death Ordinance and the Consular Functions Act.
An application for registration of birth should be made within three months of the birth. When an application for registration of birth is made after three months and within one year from the date of birth, parents should submit a letter recording reasons for the delay together with the application.
Every child, whose birth is registered under the Birth and Death Ordinance and the Consular Functions Act, should then be registered under Section 5(2) of the Citizenship Act.
The father or mother of the child should be a citizen of Sri Lanka at the time of the child’s birth. In the event, one parent holds the foreign citizenship the other parent, who holds Sri Lankan citizenship, shall apply for registration of the birth.
The application for the citizenship registration should be lodged simultaneously along with the application for registration of the birth. The Consular Birth Certificate does not confer right to Sri Lankan citizenship.
Birth Certificate and Citizenship Certificate serve two purposes, and therefore both registrations are imperative and complementary to each other.