Please read all the instructions carefully before filling the applications.
Guidelines on the application for registration of marriage
- Sri Lankans residing in UAE who wish to marry under the Sri Lankan customs and law and in the UAE should contact Sri Lanka Embassy in Abu Dhabi since such marriages can only be registered in the Embassy. Contact details of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Abu Dhabi are as follows:
Telephone: +971 26316444
- If you are a foreign national (either one or both parties) and wish to marry under the Sri Lankan customs and law and in Sri Lanka, the following documents are required to be submitted to the Divisional/ District Registrar of the area where your marriage would take place.
- Original Birth Certificates.
- Original Passports valid at least for 6 months from the date of entry.
- An affidavit (Unmarried Certificate) which proves your civil status attested by the respective Foreign Ministries or relevant Embassies in the UAE and authenticated by the Sri Lanka Embassy or Consulate in the UAE.
- If divorced, a decree absolute.
- If widowed, the death certificate of your late spouse and your previous marriage certificate.
- If you have changed your name, a deed poll (including divorcees who have reverted to their maiden names).
- If adopted, an adoption certificate.
- You will need to be resident in Sri Lanka at least 4 days prior to the wedding day.
- If one of the parties is under 18 years of age, evidence of parental consent in the form of a statutory declaration. (According to the Sri Lankan marriage regulations the minimum age to marry without parental consent is 18 years)
- Generally Sri Lankan marriage certificates are issued in Sri Lankan official languages either Sinhala or Tamil. Please discuss with your Marriage Registrar on how to obtain the marriage certificate in English language, and remember to get it attested by the Consular Division of the Ministry of External Affairs in Colombo, before you leave the country.
Important: Please note that: