Affidavits/Power of Attorney

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  • Only Affidavit or Power of Attorney declared or signed by Sri Lankan citizen or Sri Lanka Corporate Citizen will accept for attestation. Sri Lanka Corporate citizen should produce supporting documents to prove such information. (Eg: Form 20 document certified by the Registrar of Companies etc.)
  • An Affidavit or a Power of Attorney if prepared by an Attorney-at-Law, the Registrar of the Supreme Court should certify. If affidavit signed by a Justice of Peace, it should be countersigned by the J.P. division of Ministry of Justice.
  • Relevant official documents should be produced to substantiate the facts given in an Affidavit or a Power of Attorney. In the event of relevant official documents not being produced to substantiate the facts contained in an Affidavit or a Power of Attorney such an Affidavit or a Power of Attorney will not be considered for Attestation.
  • Affidavits produced to substantiate the alterations made in identification documents issued by the Government such as Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Death Certificates, Passports, Driving Licenses, National Identity Cards etc. will be attested only if the alterations have been made in the original documents and certified by the issuing authority.
  • Any Sri Lankan citizen who is living in abroad could declare or sign Affidavits or Power of Attorney at the Sri Lankan Embassy of that country, in front of an authorized officer under the Consular Act.
  • Affidavits/Power of Attorney for Foreign Nationals must be verified by the relevant Embassies and Secretary’s prior approval for attestation should be obtained by this division if the relevant countries are not diplomatically represented in Sri Lanka. 



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