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Legalization, Authentication & Attestation of Documents

For the purpose of Legalization & Certification of documents, applicants are required to submit the original documents authenticated by the Consular Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka. (Photocopies /scanned or tampered documents will not be accepted)

Please note that the documents without the authentication of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey or accredited countries will not be accepted for these purposes.

Attestation of documents issued by the Authorities in Turkey/Ukraine/Georgia

Any document issued by the Turkish/Ukrainian/Georgian authorities should be verified/authenticated by the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of respective country and then submitted to the Sri Lanka Embassy in Ankara, Turkey for attestation or legalisation.

Fees

Legalization of documents Same day service (Per document)

  • Attestation of documents as a Justice of Peace  - $ 50.00
  • Issuance of certified true copy -$ 5.00
  • Attestation of Power of Attorney or Proxy -$ 50.00
  • Attestation of a document  (Except export documents and Educational Certificates)
    • For a Sri Lankan National - $ 30.00
    • For a Foreign National - $ 33.00
  • Attestation of Educational Certificates -$ 5.00
  • Attestation of set of Export documents - $ 44.00
  • Issuance of all other letters/ Certificates - $ 30.00

 

Other Information

Payments should be made in cash at the counter if the application is submitted in person.

If the payment method is bank transfer and if there is any bank charges involves the transfer, such amount should be borne by you in addition to the passport renewal fee indicated above. The necessary details are provided below.

  • Holder of the Account : Embassy of the Democratic socialist republic of Sri Lanka
  • Name of the bank : is bank of Turkey
  • Name of the branch the account is maintained and the address : KOROGLU CADDESI / ANKARA
  • Account No : 4234 0441928
  • IBAN No : TR 12 0006 4000 0024 2340 4419 28
  • Swift code : ISBKTRIS
  • Personal cheques or Debit/Credit cards will not be accepted. All original documents will be returned after perusal.

If the certificates and documents are to be returned by the post, applicant you should bear up the postal charges or will be retained at this Mission until the applicant collects it personally.

Note: The Embassy will not take any responsibility for documents lost in the post.

If the applicant is unable to call on personally to the Mission to collect the documents, he/she may authorise another person, in writing. The person who comes for collection of documents should produce his/her identity and the original cash receipt issued by this Embassy.

Other Requirements:-

Note: Power of Attorney & Affidavit should be submitted without placing the signature and the applicant should sign in front of the Consular Officer in the Embassy.

If the Power of Attorney or Affidavit signed in front of Turkish/Ukrainian/Georgian authorities the document should be legalised by the consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the relevant country for the attestation by this Embassy.

Power of Attorney:-

If you require two witnesses to sign the Power of Attorney then you are kindly requested to bring witnesses with you. Witnesses should be Sri Lankan Nationals holding valid Sri Lankan passports and valid Turkish/Ukrainian/Georgian visas. Otherwise the Mission could assist for two witnesses if applicant could not find witnesses.

IMPORTANT: SUBMISSION OF FORGED OR SCANNED DOCUMENTS AND MAKING FALSE DECLARATIONS RELATING TO THE CITIZENSHIP STATUS IS AN OFFENCE. SUCH CASES WILL BE REPORTED TO THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES AND PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.