Registration of Death

A death can be registered at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila provided the following conditions are fulfilled:

  1. The deceased is a citizen of Sri Lanka
  2. The death has occurred in the Philippines

Procedure for Registration of Death

  1. The application for registration of death should be made to the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila within three months of the death (under section 30)
  2. The NOK of the deceased should inform through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Embassy to repatriate the body to Sri Lanka
  3. When an application is made after three months and within one year, reason for delay should be submitted in writing to the Embassy of Sri Lanka (under section 36) in Manila
  4. When an application is made after one year, an explanation addressed to the Registrar General should be forwarded, before such a death is registered at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila
  5. Certification of Death will be sent to the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo

Requirements:

  1. Duly filled application form (Forms are available at the Embassy)
  2. Passport of the deceased or if the deceased is a minor, the passport of the parent valid at the time of the death
  3. Death certificate of the deceased issued by the competent authority in the Republic of the Philippines
  4. Autopsy and other related documents
  5. Fee applicable – Php 1,100.00