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.
(*) 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.