Sinhala (Sri Lanka)Tamil-Sri Lanka

Registration of Marriages by a Christian Minister
  1. Christians can register their marriages at their Churches
  2. Marriage notice should be written and attested in duplicate and handed over to the Registrar of Marriage of the division
  3. Persons authorized to attest marriage notices;
  • Registrar of Marriage of the division
  • Justice of peace
  • Notary public
  • A Minister

4.Requirements for submitting a marriage notice:

  1. 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.

2.Completion of age of 18 yrs. by both parties as at their previous birth day.

3.The parties should not have any kind of relationship prohibited in law.

4.No party should have entered into any legal marriage which is valid at the time.

5.Certificate of the registrar should be obtained from the Registrar or Additional District Registrar

6.The said certificate should be produced to the minister of the church where the marriage is to the solemnized. Also provide uncancelled stamps value of Rs.25/- therewith.