• Christians can register their marriages at their Churches.
  • Marriage notice should be written and attested in duplicate and handed over to the Registrar of Marriage of the division.
  • Persons authorized to attest marriage notices;
  • Registrar of Marriage of the division
  • Justice of peace
  • Notary public
  • A Minister
  • Requirements for submitting a marriage notice:
  • 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.
  • Completion of age of 18 yrs. by both parties as at their previous birth day.
  • The parties should not have any kind of relationship prohibited in law.
  • No party should have entered into any legal marriage which is valid at the time.
  • Certificate of the registrar should be obtained from the Registrar or Additional District Registrar
  • The said certificate should be produced to the minister of the church where the marriage is to be solemnized. Also provide uncancelled stamps value of Rs.25/- therewith.

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