How to Obtain Marriage Certificate in Sri Lanka

Obtain a Certified Copy of the Certificate of MarriageRefer the application to the Divisional Secretariat of the area where the registration took place. Application can obtain from any Divisional Secretariat. Required fee should submit to the Divisional Secretariat.

Procedure

  1. Application for marriage certificate can obtain from any Divisional Secretariat, however, Refer the application to the Divisional Secretariat of the area where the registration took place. District and Divisional Secretariat portal website
  2. Fill in the application form with the relevant information. (Uncertain information can affect the search of your certificate.)
  3. Submit the filled application to the Divisional Secretariat and pay the applicable fee for your Application
  4. Fees chargeable
    • Where the date of  registration or the no. of the entry is given the fee for one copy of the certificate is Rs.100.00
    • Where the date of  registration or the no. of the entry is not given and a search of registers not exceeding two years is involved fee for one copy of the certificate is Rs.200.00
  5. If you like to obtain the certificate of marriage by post, submit a stamped envelope with the application.
  6. If the marriage is registered, a certificate of marriage will be send and if the marriage is not registered a letter to the effect will be send.
  7. After receiving your certificate, it is better to get it attested for authentication perposes.

Attestation of the marriage certificate

  • Visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the document attestation or book an appointment through online by clicking on this link Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Fill in the appointment form and click on create to submit the appointment.

NOTE: If you are living abroad, please visit the nearest Consulate or Any Sri Lanka embassy to assist on how to apply for your marriage certificate.
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Required Documents

  • Complete fill application form
  • Identity documents
  • A stumped envelope with our address if you want you want your certificate to be sent to you by post.

Office Locations & Contacts

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

Mr. S.M.W.B. Sandiligama
Telephones: +94-11-2889488 / +94-11-2889489
Fax Nos: +94-11-2889491
Email:info@rgd.gov.lk, rgd@sltnet.lk
District and Divisional Secretariat portal website
Sri Lankan Embassies: Refer LinkAds by Google

Eligibility

  • All registered marriages in Sri Lanka.

Fees

Fees chargeable:

  • Where the date of registration or the no. of the entry is given the fee for one copy of the certificate is Rs.100.00
  • Where the date of registration or the no. of the entry is not given and a search of registers not exceeding two years is involved fee for one copy of the certificate is Rs.200.00

Sample Documents

Instructions

It is important to provide the dates when you marriage was resisted for easy search and processing and you want your certificate to be sent to you by post, ensure to submit a stumped envelope with your correct address to the Division secretariat.

Required Information

  • Name of Couples
  • Date of Marriage
  • District of marriage

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Need for the Document

Marriage certificate is prove of marriage that occurred and it may be required as evidence to prove that you are married to a certain person .

Information which might help


Translation of marriage certificate

  • Offices of the Department where service of sworn translators can be received in department of register
  • Translations which can be obtained is
  • Sinhala – English
  • Tamil – English
  • English – Sinhala
  • English – Tamil
  • Time of receiving applications
  • From 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Applications may be obtained from the offices where sworn translators are available
  • Documents to be submitted
  • Duly completed application
  • Original or certified copy of certificate of marriage obtained from a Divisional Secretariat of the document to be translated
  • Stamped envelope if translations are to be received by post
  • Fee for a translation is Rs. 500.00 payable by cash.

External Links

Government Information Centre – Sri Lanka

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