AUTHENTICATION OF DOCUMENTS
1. Documents presented to this Mission for signature certification should be done in the presence of an authorized officer at the Mission
the documents could be notarized by a US Lawyer/Notary and subsequently authenticated by the seal of the State Government where the applicant resides confirming that,
the lawyer/notary is registered and recognized by that State. The Consulate General only authenticates the seal of the Department of State and not the contents of the documents.
2. The fee for authentication is US$ 44.00 for each document.
For export documents it is US$ 60.00.
3. If the return of the document is required by Mail, following postage payments have to be made with the application fee;
Within the state - $ 40.00
Out of state of California - $ 45.00
4. Fees should be paid by Cash (only if application is hand delivered). The Money Orders or Certified Cheques made in favour of “Consulate General of Sri Lanka, Los Angeles”. Please note that personal cheques will not be accepted.
i. This Consulate General is not responsible for any document lost in the post.
ii. Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offence. Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances.
iii. Incomplete applications will be rejected.