Applications forwarded by post
Applicants in Queensland and remote areas of NSW closer to Brisbane who are unable to submit their applications to the Consulate General in person can forward their applications by post, duly certified with rubber stamp by the Sri Lanka Honorary Consul in Brisbane,
Mr. Anton Swan, Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in Colombo
No. 26, Dannenberg Street, Sri Lanka, Colombo 4034
Applicants who forward the application by post should send the Consular fee of AU $ 35.00 and the attestation fee of AU $ 35.00 (per foreign document) by a money order drawn in favour of Consulate General of Sri Lanka, Colombo.
Applicants are encouraged to submit the original certificates and other relevant documents issued in Sri Lanka with the attestations from the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo.
The applicants who submit the applications by post are requested to send an envelope with return postal address for the purpose of sending the payment receipt which is important for reference purposes.
How to check the progress of the Application
Applicants could check the status of their application by following the Dual Citizenship status check link. For Embassy reference number please insert the reference number given by the Consulate General office for example SYD/DC/……. followed by date of birth. This SYD/DC… number can be found on the other side of the yellow receipt that is issued from the Consulate General office in Colombo.
Notification of final payment
The Department of Immigration will send an email once the application is approved. The relevant fees will be charged from the applicant after the approval of the dual citizenship application/s by the Department of Immigration & Emigration in Colombo. Via email the applicant will be notified by the Department to make the payment in Colombo. If the applicant is unable to effect the payment personally he/she can authorize a person to make the payment in Colombo. (Authorisation can be given via a letter along with a copy of the receipt for the relevant application)
Fees and Charges payable after the application being approved in Sri Lanka
Main applicant SLRs 10.00
Spouse of applicant SLRs 10.00
Unmarried child below 22 years SLRs 50,000.00
Dual Citizenship Award Ceremony
Dual Citizenship certificates are awarded only in Colombo. If successful applicants are unable to receive certificates in Colombo they can nominate a person to receive the same.