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Legal Requirements for Registrations of Marriages in Mission

One of the parties to the marriage should be a Sri Lankan national and should give Notice of Marriage to the Embassy. (Forms are available at the Embassy).

Requirements:-

  • Valid passports with current visas of both parties should be produced.
  • Original Birth Certificates with English translation of both parties
  • Two (02) witnesses – should be Sri Lankan nationals with valid visas and valid passports at their presence. Witnesses should be known to the both parties.
  • Both parties should submit following documents

a) If Unmarried – A certificate or a declaration on the unmarried status

b) Divorcee - Divorce Certificate and Free to Marry Certificate/s

c) If widowed, the Death Certificate of your late spouse, your previous marriage certificate and Free to Marry Certificate

d) If you have changed your name, a Deed Poll (including divorcees who have reverted to their maiden names)

Following should be noted as well;

  • Unmarried certificate / Free to Marry Certificate: – An affidavit/ statutory declaration signed by a lawyer or Justice of Peace to confirm present status (un-married/ free to marry). Separate affidavits for the period of time lived in different countries which are certified/ legalised by the respective Foreign Office and attested by the Sri Lankan Mission accredited to that country.
  • Unmarried Certificates of Sri Lankan nationals for the time lived in Sri Lanka should be attested by the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo.
  • Unmarried Certificates of non Sri Lankan nationals should be certified by their respective Sri Lankan Foreign Mission in the country and legalised by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Turkey.
  • Residence Requirements: – Both parties should have lived in the Turkey for ten (10) or more days immediately prior to the date of giving notice of marriage.

Procedure for Registration of a Marriage

1.    Notice of Marriage: – the Notice of Marriage Form should be completed in the presence of a Diplomatic Officer and signed by two (02) witnesses at presence at the Embassy.

2.    Marriage Registration: – Any time after twelve (12) working days and before three (03) months of giving notice at the Embassy premises.

Fee:

1.  Notice of Marriage   – 20 USD

2.  Registration  & issuance of  a Marriage – 33 USD

Additional Information:

Registrar General’s Department

No 280,

Main Street

Colombo 11

Sri Lanka

TP: 00 94 11 2393071