Certificate Attestation / Apostille – Sri Lanka

This island nation in Asia is home to diverse cultures, ethnicities, and languages. It has a vast history rooted to paleolithic ages. It has a high per capital income and human development index. Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka. It is also the largest metropolitan in the country. Those looking to move abroad for work, education, or tourism should obtain attestation of their public documents. It is essential to seek expert help and guidance for proper execution of this procedure. In this regard, you can lay your trust in us because we possess the right experience and resources needed to streamline it.

The Process of Attestation in Sri Lanka:

When looking to get your documents in Sri Lanka attested by the designated authorities, you need to follow a legal procedure that involves series of certifications and attestation across the government departments and ministries. Prior to final attestation, there are many important things to be done. You can’t skip these steps for successful completion of this process. The steps to be followed are:

  • Get the documents legally translated by the Embassy officials in the home country.
  • Get state-level certification or notary attestation according to the type of document in Sri Lanka.
  • Get legalization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or MOFA in Sri Lanka.
  • Get attestation from the Consulate office or Embassy in Sri Lanka.

Why You Need It

When a document is attested, it eliminates all worries regarding the genuineness of the documentation and eases the process of your international endeavor. Such authentication is a legal necessity for all cross-border undertakings involving personal or career-related advancements:

  • Embassies or consulates for visa or passport issuance
  • Immigration office in case of visa application, emigration request or work status change etc.
  • World education services (WES) and International qualifications assessment (IQAS) verification
  • Equivalency requirements for Ministry of Education (MOE) or Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR)

How Can We Help?

We at BVS Global provide a comprehensive suite of services that include attestation, authentication, verification, certification, legalization, translation, and Apostille of educational or non-educational public documents. The experts at our company are well-trained and thoroughly experienced in managing the complexities of this process. We always follow the legal procedures as specified by the designated authorities in both the countries.

When you need attestation in Sri Lanka, you can count on our years of experience and a successful track record. We have served thousands of clients and are committed to maintaining our professionalism in all the future endeavors as well.

For more information about attestation in Sri Lanka, please call us.

Document Attestation through BVS Global

As a complex process, requiring careful attention to details, getting a document attested demands expertise and a full understanding of the procedures involved. Handling it on your own can mean unnecessary delay, slipups and expenses.

BVS Global has years of experience in handling attestation of valuable certificates and documents legitimately, keeping in mind the security concerns and customer requirements. Our attestation services include:

  • Embassy & Consulate Attestation
  • Apostille from countries part of Hague convention
  • Attestation from state government departments and ministries

We handle attestation of Personal Documents such as Birth or Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Experience/ Employment Certificate and of Commercial documents such as Articles of association, financial documents, Commercial invoice or Bills of lading.

Reach Out to BVS Global Attestation Services

BVS Global Services is a one stop shop for all document authentication services. We provide verification and attestation in more than 100 countries, translation services in over 200 languages. We also provide visa concierge facilities in over 80 countries.

Attestation or legalization Process for documents from Sri Lanka

Ministry of Education or notary in Sri Lanka

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka or an Apostille

Embassy or Consulate in Sri Lanka

Ministry of foreign affairs of the destination country


Original certificate(s)

Passport copy

Declaration form

Power of Attorney (if required)

Document Types

Types of Personal Documents

ACPO – ACRO – NIS Certificate attestation

POA - Power of Attorney Attestation

Adoption certificate legalization

Affidavit attestation

Certificate of residency attestation

Certified language translations

Copies of personal documents such as passports and references attestation

Copy Passports driver’s licenses and other identity documents attestation

Court Document authentication

Criminal Record Checks (CRB) attestation

Decree Absolute or Nisi attestation

Divorce certificate or decrees issued by the Family Court attestation

Driving License attestation

Employment Awards attestation

Employment Letters attestation

Finger print certificate attestation

Grant of Probate certificate legalization

Health certificate attestation

Letters of Attendance attestation

Letters of Authorization

Life certificates attestation

Marriage Certificate attestation

No Impediment Certificate attestation

No Impediment to Overseas Marriages certificates legalization

Ministry of justice attestation on translated documents

Notary Public witnessed documents

Police clearance certificate attestation

Police Letters legalization

Power of Attorney witnessed by a solicitor

Probate documents and wills attestation

Single Status certificates attestation

Solicitor signed documents attestation

Birth Certificate Attestation

Personal Status Certificate Attestation

Singleness Certificate Attestation

Certificate of No Marriage Record Attestation

Death Certificate Attestation

Certificate of Indemnity Attestation

FIR Report Attestation

Experience Letter Attestation

School leaving certificate attestation

Good Conduct certificate attestation

NBI clearance certificate attestation

Process of Attesting Personal Documents

Legal Translation from Sri Lanka (If Necessary)

Notary in Sri Lanka

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in Sri Lanka

Process of attesting educational documents

Legal Translation from Sri Lanka (If Necessary)

Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in Sri Lanka

Process of Attesting Commercial Document

Concerned authority or Govt. department in Sri Lanka

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in Sri Lank

Example of document attestation procedure for use in UAE

Certificate attestation or Legalization Procedure of Sri Lanka document, to be used in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Originally issued in Sri Lanka.

Documents of Sri Lanka origin – such as Personal, Educational, and Commercial documents have to be attested from Ministry of foreign affairs (MOFA) UAE. Prior to Ministry of foreign affairs UAE attestation, the document has to be attested by a notary or ministry of education in Sri Lanka, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka and UAE Embassy in Sri Lanka.

*If any embassy or consulate in a particular country is not operational, the document would be directed to the nearest government body, which has the jurisdiction over that country for attestation or an Apostille

BVS Global provides attestation, legalization, authentication, verifications, and Apostille service for personal, educational or commercial documents

We provide attestations, legalizations or apostilles, for any type of Sri Lanka documents for usage in other countries besides the UAE. Kindly note the process may vary depending on the document and the laws of the origin & destination country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs may be replaced by an apostille, if the origin or destination countries are part of Hague convention 1961. Original certificates may not be required for some countries.

Acceptance or rejection of documents is solely based on discretion of the government authorities concerned. Furthermore, the requirements and processes may vary from time to time depending on the government department’s policies, terms and conditions. Please contact our customer service officer for updated fee structure and more information.

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