Registration of Marriage

A marriage can be registered by the High Commission and Consulate General office, if

  • One of the parties to the marriage is a Sri Lankan Citizen and has given Notice of Marriage to the Mission;
  • The marriage may be registered in the High Commission after a lapse of twelve (12) working days from the date of receipt of the Notice of Marriage and within three (03) months from such date.
  • Forward your application to the respective offices, closest to your place of residence
  • High Commission of Sri Lanka in Islamabad
  • Consulate General Office in Karachi

Application process and documents to be submitted

  • Application Form
  • Valid passports of both parties
  • Two (02) witnesses with photo identification documents
  • Bachelor Certificate by both parties
    • If he/she is a Sri Lankan, this should be obtained from the Grama Niladari (Village Headman) in the applicant’s city/village, which should be endorsed by the Divisional Secretary and thereafter by the Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo 01.
    • If he/she is a non-Sri Lankan, this should be obtained from the Embassy/ High Commission of the country of his/her nationality.
  • Notice of Marriage –Notice of Marriage Form B 100
  • Declaration – Declaration Form for Marriage
  • Proof of Residence

Applicable fees

  • Notice of Marriage (General/Kandyan)   Pk Rs. 3200.00
  • Registration of Marriages (General/Kandyan/Muslims)   Pk Rs. 5300.00
  • Registration of Marriages under special License (General/Kandyan)   Pk Rs. 7050.00
  • Issuance of Certified copy of a Marriage Certificate(General/Kandyan/Muslims)Pk Rs. 2100.00
  • Application for marriage licenses under Section 24 (Notice of Marriage)    Free of Charge

Payment method

applicant has to visit physically the High Commission or Consulate office, and he/she can pay by Cash.

Special Notes (Important)

  • Fees will not be refunded under any circumstance, after issuance of an official receipt;
  • Translations will not be accepted as originals;
  • All photocopies should be on A4 size paper;
  • High Commission will attest the documents and return the originals to the applicant