Marrying in Sri Lanka.

Marrying in Sri Lanka.

Marriages should be made officially between two parties according to the Sri Lanka Government. Parents of the bride and groom can take the initial steps. Or the individual can make it themselves. Take note those who want to marry legally must have reached the marriage age.

For this you have to follow their instructions given by them.

Registration of Marriages (General)

Everyone other than where both parties are Muslims, can register their marriage under Marriage(general) Registration Ordinance.

Marriage notice should be written and attested in duplicate and handed over to the Registrar of marriages of the division
Persons authorized to attest marriage notice;
Registrar of marriages of the division
Justice of peace
Notary public
A Minister

Requirements for submitting a marriage notice:

  • Requirement of residence of the parties in the relevant division.
  • Residence of parties in the relevant division within 10 days preceding submission of the marriage notice.
  • Residence of parties in different divisions within 10 days preceding submission of the marriage notice.
  • If one party was not living in Sri Lanka within 10 days preceding submission of the marriage notice, residence of the other party in Sri Lanka for such 10 days.
  • If none of the parties had not been living in Sri Lanka within 10 days preceding submission of the marriage notice, residence of one party for 04 days in Sri Lanka.
  • Completion of age of 18 yrs. by both parties as at their previous birth day.
  • The parties should not have any kind of relationship prohibited in law.
  • No party should have entered into any legal marriage which is valid at the time.
  • 14 days should be lapsed since submission of marriage notice for registration of a marriage(general). Possibility prevails to register general marriage before lapse of such 14 days.
  • Request may be made in order to register a marriage outside the office.
  • Fees chargeable by the registrar for registration of a marriage

Fee (LKR):

  • Entry of a marriage notice at the office 50.00
  • Entry of a marriage notice at another place 100.00
  • Registration of marriage at the office 250.00
  • Registration of marriage outside the office (section 38-1) 250.00
  • Registration of marriage outside the office (section 38-2) 1000.00
  • Issue of Registrar's certificate 10.00

Organization Information:

Department of Registrar General's
No: 234 /A3,
Denzil Kobbakaduwa Mw,
Battaramulla,
Sri Lanka.

Marriage Notice Form.

Source: www.gic.gov.lk

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