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Registration of Death



Death of a Sri Lankan national in Belgium and Luxembourg can be registered at the Embassy under Consular Functions Act.


Procedure for Registration of Death:


Application for Registration of Death should be made to the Embassy within three months of the death.


When an application is made for Registration of Death after 03 months (within one year of the death) an explanation should be made providing satisfactory evidence as to why the application for Registration of Death was not made within three months.


In case of doubt about the registration of death, it may be referred to the Registrar General’s Department and under the instructions given by the Registrar General, the registration would be performed.


If the Diplomatic/Consular officer of the Embassy is satisfied with the particulars given by the applicant for Registration of a Death, the death shall be registered, and the Death Certificate shall be issued to the a applicant.


All documents in foreign languages should be submitted with an official translation in English. Parties that may apply for registration of a Death


A relative of the deceased who resides in Belgium or Luxembourg where the death occurred.


If there is no such relative, any person who was present at the death


The doctor in charge of the hospital or public institute where the death occurred


The chief occupant of the house where the death occurred


The nearest relative of the deceased who was an eyewitness to the death or in attendance during the last illness of the deceased


If there are no such persons, persons who take action to dispose of the body of the deceased by burial, cremation on by other means.


Required documents for the registration :


The duly filled application form “B 11” for registration of Death


Certificate issued by the hospital/town council


Death report by the Doctor


Other related documents of the death issued by the competent authority of the government concerned


Passport, Birth Certificate and other identification documents of the deceased


Passport of the deceased or if the deceased is a minor, the passport of the parents valid at the time of the death

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