FOR NON SRI LANKAN CITIZENS 


To register your marriage in Sri Lanka you have to submit the following documents

  1. An affidavit/ unmarried status certificate (notary certified English translation) (These documents are valid only for 06 months from the date of issue)
  2. Birth Certificate (Original) (notary certified English translation)
  3. Valid Passports and visas of both parties (Originals)
  4. Divorce Certificate (Original) if the applicant is a divorcee (notary certified English translation).
  5. Death Certificate (Original) if the applicant’s previous spouse has expired (notary certified English translation).

If both parties are not Sri Lankan citizens, each party should submit an affidavit from a notary public or unmarried status certificate from the registration office of the relevant region, to confirm the marital status.

This affidavit/unmarried status certificate should be certified by the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the relevant country. For instance, if you are a Russian national, your affidavit/unmarried status certificate should be certified by the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

When you are hoping to register your marriage in Sri Lanka it is necessary to attest your affidavit/unmarried status certificate at this Embassy before using it in Sri Lanka. We accept documents for attestation from the citizens of following countries.

  • Russia
  • Belarus
  • Ukraine
  • Moldova
  • Armenia
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Uzbekistan

Sri Lankan marriage certificates will be issued in English language for foreigners. Otherwise you have to get an English translation of it from a sworn translator. Also it should be submitted to the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka for endorsement (3rd Floor, B.O.I Building, Sir Baron Jayathilake Mawatha, Colombo 01).

To legalize your marriage certificate in your country, you have to legalize your marriage certificate in Sri Lanka at the Consular Department of the Embassy of the country of your origin. If your country does not have the Embassy in Sri Lanka, please, contact the Consular Division of the MFA of your country for clerify the legalization procedure in advance.