Sri Lanka High Commission in London

Consular Division, No: 13, Hyde Park Gardens, London, W2 2LU


Consular hours: 9.30 am to 1.00 pm

Monday to Friday (except public holidays)


Registration of Marriages of Foreign Nationals in Sri Lanka

The couple needs to be resident in Sri Lanka at least four days (04) before the wedding.

 The following original documents are required

The following information about the bride and the groom must also be submitted with the affidavit.

         Full names and addresses of the bride and the groom and the parents of both parties.

         Professions of the bride, groom and their fathers

The originals of all the documents mentioned above must be taken to Sri Lanka to be shown to the Marriage Registrar before the couple can marry. All documents must be in English. If any of the original certificates or papers are in a different language, an official translation in English also must be submitted.

Note: Parties are advised that the marriage certificate issued by Sri Lanka authorities in a local language (Sinhala/Tamil) should be translated to the English language by the Registrar Generalís Department at No 280, Main Street, Colombo 11, TP: 00 94 11 2393071 and thereafter authenticated at the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at No: 97A, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka before their departure to enable the documents to be used outside Sri Lanka.


Registrar Generalís Department

No 280

Main Street

Colombo 11

TP: 00 94 11 2393071


Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

No: 97A, Galle Road

Colombo 3

Sri Lanka

TP:00 94 11 4718972


It is advisable to get a few copies of the translations authenticated for future use as obtaining copies from Sri Lanka may take time.