Registration of Death
Death that occurred to a Sri Lankan passport holder/ dual citizenship holder in Austria or in an accredited country can be registered at this Embassy.
The declaration should be submitted within three (3) months of such death to the relevant Diplomatic/Consular officer of the Embassy.
If not registered, after three (3) months and within one year the Diplomatic/Consular officer should record the reason for the delay and affect the registration. After one year, if the registration has not done, it should get the consent of the Registrar General Department to register the death.
Who is eligible to apply for registration of a death
- The nearest relative of the deceased who was present at the time of the death or the person in attendance to the last illness of the deceased.
- A relative of the deceased who resides in the country where the death occurred.
- If there is no such relative or any other person who was present at the death, the main occupant of the house where the death occurred.
- The officer in charge of the hospital or public institution where the death occurred.
- If there are no such persons, the person who takes action to dispose the body of the deceased by burial, cremation or any other means
- Duly filled application form – See Downloads Page
- Declaration form filled by the declarant, Documents to prove the identification of the declarant. (Download Form CR2 here)
- Submit a document to prove the deceased is a citizen of Sri Lanka. (e.g.- Valid Sri Lanka Passport together with current visa, Sri Lanka Dual Citizenship certificate, etc)
- Death certificate issued by the relevant country /Hospital records of deceased. (English translation of the Death Certificate attested by the Foreign Ministry of the issued country must be attached if the document issued in a language other than Sinhala, Tamil or English)
- If the cause of the death is not included in the Death certificate issued by the relevant country, it should be proved by supporting documents.
- Birth certificate of the deceased.
- Cargo receipts will be needed if the death is been registered in Sri Lanka
- Documents to prove the identification of the declarant.
Repatriation of Human Remains to Sri Lanka
If relatives wish to repatriate human remains, it is necessary to get the relevant certification from this Embassy.