Last update:Mon, 21 Nov 2022

Media Release - Consular Services provided by the Foreign Ministry

ForminSealThe Consular Affairs Division of the Foreign Ministry receives a high number of service seekers to get various certificates/documents authenticated nowadays from different parts of the country. The division provides services using full capacity of the officers and certificates / documents are authenticated through the Electronic Documents Attestation System (e-DAS) in its full capacity. Service seekers are requested to visit the Consular Affairs Division for authentication purposes from 7.30 am to 1.30 pm during the working days.

In order to avoid long waiting time in the queues and ease congregation of the public at the Division, the service seekers are encouraged to obtain online appointments through the link: http://consular.mfa.gov.lk/ONLINEBOOKING, which facilitates applicants to reserve a time slot and obtain services without being in the long queues.

The service seekers are also encouraged to visit Regional Offices in Matara, Jaffna, Kandy, Kurunegala and Trincomalee to obtain consular services. Contact details are given below;

  • Matara - Anagarika Dharmapala Mw, Pamburana, Matara, Tel. 041 2226697 Email:
  • Jaffna - Jaffna District Secretariat, Tel. 021 2215972 Email:
  • Kandy - Mahinda Rajapaksa Information Technology Centre, Gatabe, Tel. 081 2384410 Email:
  • Kurunegala - Department of Child and Probation Care Services, Dambulla Rd, Tel. 037 2225931 Email:
  • Trincomalee - Chief Secretary’s Office, Tel 026 2223186, Email:

The Consular Affairs Division may be contacted for further details for various consular services via;

  • Authentication section for attestation of certificates/documents: Tel. 2338812/7711194 Email:
  • Sri Lankans’deaths overseas: 2338836/3136715
  • Compensation with regard to Sri Lankans’ deaths overseas: 2437635/7101193
  • Repatriation of Stranded Sri Lankans: 2338837
  • Overseas Sri Lankan Affairs: 2338847
  • Miscellaneous: 2338843
  • Other Section: 2335942

Foreign Ministry, Colombo, 29 October 2021