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Announcement – Sri Lankan Pesioners

The Consul General’s Office in Toronto wishes to inform Sri Lankan pensioners thatLife/Residence Certificates for 2022 are now accepted for attestation by theConsulate until 31 March 2022. Life/Residence Certificate – 2022 attached.

Since, the Consul General’s Office has to strictly follow the Ontario health guidelineswith regard to COVID-19, all pensioners are kindly requested to adhere to thefollowing instructions;

1. Place your signature at category 03 ( front page down) and the Declarationcategory on the reverse side of the Life/Residence Certificates - 2022.

2. With duly filled form attach copies of the following:

      i. Only the photo page of your valid Sri Lankan or Canadian passport.

      ii. Pension card, and

      iii. A self-addressed stamped envelope in order to send you the attestedcopy

3. You can drop off the form with the attachments in the special box at theConsul General’s Office from Monday to Friday between 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.or send by post.

If you wish to send by post please get your doctors attestation with his/hername stamp on the Certification category of the reverse side of the form. Inorder to avoid Covid-19 risk, specially disabled, medically, physicallychallenged and seniors are kindly requested to refrain from visiting theConsulate and instead send their forms with the doctors attestation witha self-addressed stamped envelope.

CONSULATE GENERAL OF SRI LANKA, 1, Eglinton Avenue East, # 501, Toronto,Ontario M4P 3A1

4.Due to Covid-19 risk, entrance to the building is restricted and facility is notprovided to fill the form at the Office. Therefore, please fill your forms at home.

5. Upon receipt of your form, this Office will attest and forward the originals to thePensions Department and send your copy to you in the self addressedenvelope within 10 days.

6. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation and wish you good health.

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Obtaining of Life Certificates for Foreign Pensioners - 2018

Read in Sinhala and Tamil (in PDF format)

It has been scheduled to conduct the obtaining of life certificates for foreign pensioners for the year 2018 from 01.12.2017 to 31.03.2018. Foreign pensioners should take action to submit their life certificates only through the Foreign Pension Division of the Department of Pensions or a Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission or Post in their country of residence.

02. Specimen form of “Life Certificate 2018” should be downloaded from the website. The duly filled specimen form should be submitted to the Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission or Post or the Foreign Pensions Division by the pensioner him/herself along with the confirmation of their identity by producing a valid passport.

03. Life certificates which are attested only by the Director General of Pensions/Director, Pensions/Assistant Director (Pensions) /authorized officers in a Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission/Post or divisional head (Foreign Pensions) are accepted as valid life certificates.

04. Pensioners who are not able to visit a Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission or Post due to old age or ill health, should hand over their life certificates certified by a doctor who is treating  him/her to the Department of Pensions through the Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission or Post.

05. Obtained life certificates through the Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission or Post should be scanned the Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission or Post and entered into the data system of the Department of Pensions using the The acceptance/rejection would be done after an inspection by the Department of Pensions.

06. Life certificates of those foreign pensioners who submitted their life certificates to the Foreign Pension Division of the  Department of Pensions will be entered into the data system directly after the attestation of the Director General of Pensions/Director (Pensions) /Assistant Director (Pensions) or Divisional Head (Foreign Pensions). Notifying to pensioners on the life certificates entered into the data system and life certificates rejected due to incomplete information provided will be done through the Department website from 01.04.2018 to 30.04.2018.

07. Pensioners who are abroad for less than three (03) years and obtain their pensions via the Divisional Secretaries should submit their life certificates through their Divisional Secretaries.

08. Action will be taken to suspend pension payments temporarily from May 2018 of pensioners who have not submitted their life certificates by 31.03.2018. A relief period to re-submit the life certificates will be granted from 01.04.2018 to 30.04.2018 to pensioners who had already submitted their life certificates but the certificates were rejected due to incomplete information. Action will be taken to suspend the pension payments temporarily from May 2018 to those pensioners who have not submitted their life certificates during the stipulated period. Arrears of pension payments on behalf of pensioners who have not submitted life certificates would be notified later.

09. Your cooperation in the submission of life certificates for the year 2018 would be highly appreciated, as the pension payment process is depended on the confirmation of the identity of the pensioners.


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