Registration of Marriage

  • 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).
  • The marriage may be registered in the Embassy 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.
  • The Embassy charges a fee of JPY 18,200 for the registration of a marriage.
  • Valid passports of both parties should be produced.
  • Two (02) witnesses with photo identification documents should also be present.

Marriage between two Sri Lankans

The originals of the following documents are required for the registration of marriage:

  • Bachelor Certificates (Bachelor Certificate should be endorsed by the by the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo 01).
  • The Notice of Marriage Form should be completed in the presence of a Diplomatic Officer and signed by two (02) witnesses at the Embassy.
  • Original birth certificates (in case a copy of the birth certificate is submitted it should be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo 01 ).

Marriage between a Sri Lankan and a non-Sri Lankan

The originals of the following documents are required for registration of marriage OR for issuance of a Declaration certifying the civil status of the two parties:

For the Sri Lankan national:

  • Original Birth Certificate and the Bachelor Certificate should be obtained by the Sri Lankan national (Procedure is the same as above.)

For the foreign national:

  • If the other party is Japanese, Family Registration and the Bachelor Certificate obtained from the relevant Japanese authority.
  • In case the other party is non-Japanese a copy of the birth certificate and the Bachelor certificate endorsed by the relevant Embassy in Japan).
  • All original documents of the foreign national must be submitted with a certified English translation.

Declaration certifying the civil status

In the event the marriage is registered under the Japanese law, the Embassy will issue a Declaration certifying the civil status of the two parties. The Embassy charges a fee of JPY 6,500 for the issuance of the said Declaration.

Notes

  • (*) This Embassy is not responsible for any document lost in the post.
  • (*) Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offence.

Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances.

  • (*) Incomplete applications will be returned and consular fees will not be refunded.