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How to Obtain Death Certificate in Sri Lanka

Obtain a Certified Copy of the Certificate of Death

  1. Refer the application to the Divisional Secretariat of the area where the death is occurred.
  2. Application can be obtained from any Divisional Secretariat.
  3. Fees chargeable. …
  4. Required fee should pay to the Divisional Secretariat.

Procedure

A death certificate is an official document issued by the government, which declares cause of death, location of death, time of death and some other personal information about the deceased.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Visit the Divisional Secretariat of the area where the death occurred.
  2. The application form can be obtained from any Divisional Secretariat office
  3. Fees chargeable
  4. Where the date of registration or the no. of the entry is given the fee for one copy of the certificate is Rs. 100.00
  5. Where the date of registration or the no. of the entry is not given and a search of registers not exceeding two years is involved fee for one copy of the certificate is Rs. 200.00
  6. Required fee should pay to the Divisional Secretariat.
  7. Duly filled application click hereshould submit to the Divisional Secretariat.
  8. If you like to obtain the certificate of death by post, submit a stamped envelope with the application click here.
  9. If the death is registered a certificate of death will be send and if the death is not registered a letter to the effect will be send.

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Required Documents

  • Passport and other available identification documents of the deceased, to prove Sri Lankan Citizenship
  • Medical report and signature from a physician or coroner to validate the cause of death

Office Locations & Contacts

Registrar General’s Department
Address:
No: 234 /A3,
Denzil Kobbakaduwa Mw,
Battaramulla,
Sri Lanka.

Telephone:
+94-11-2889488
+94-11-2889489
Fax:+94-11-2889491

Email:
info@rgd.gov.lk
rgd@sltnet.lk

Fees

  • Where the date of registration or the no. of the entry is given the fee for one copy of the certificate is Rs. 100.00
  • Where the date of registration or the no. of the entry is not given and a search of registers not exceeding two years is involved fee for one copy of the certificate is Rs. 200.00

Validity

Death Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

Specimen Application for a Death Certificate

Required Information

  1. Medical report and signature from a physician or coroner i.e. to determine cause of death
  2. Diseased identification documents i.e. identification card or passport

Need for the Document

  • Include accessing pension benefits, claiming life insurance, settling estates, getting married (if a widow or widower needs to prove that their previous partner has passed), or arranging for a funeral.
  • Government officials may need the death certificate to review the cause of death during investigations to determine if foul-play occurred.
  • Public health officials use death certificates to compile data on various statistics, including leading causes of death. Public health policies depend heavily on the mortality data from death certificates because they are the only source of information about the causes of death and illnesses preceding death.

External Links

Death certificate
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Others

Upon the signing of the death certificate, local authorities will typically issue a certificate of disposition of remains, also known as a burial or cremation permit. Crematories and cemeteries require this form before they will cremate or bury a body. In some jurisdictions, the form is combined with a transportation permit that allows the movement or shipment of a body.

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