With its golden beaches and tropical climate, it’s no wonder that many couples choose to get married in Sri Lanka. Another, albeit less romantic, consideration is that the wedding paperwork to get married in Sri Lanka is fairly easy to obtain.
Documents for marriage in Sri Lanka
If you are single (have never been married), then to get married in Sri Lanka, you will be asked for an unmarried certificate. The Sri Lankan unmarried certificate may also be known as an affidavit of freedom to marry.
It is easy to obtain an unmarried certificate for Sri Lanka. First, you should complete the Order Form on our website with your personal details. We will then send you your personalised unmarried certificate for Sri Lanka, which you can download and take to your local notary to have signed. After you’ve signed your unmarried certificate for Sri Lanka in the presence of a notary, you will need to have it attested by the Sri Lanka High Commission – read more about legalisation/attestation of your wedding paperwork for Sri Lanka here.
The process is very similar if you are divorced or widowed. You will need to obtain a Free to Marry Certificate for Sri Lanka, however. The certificate of freedom to marry for Sri Lanka can be ordered via our website. Again, you will receive your certificate via email, and you then take the Free to Marry certificate to a local notary for signature before getting it attested by the Sri Lankan High Commission in London.
Other documentation for your Sri Lankan wedding
Aside from your unmarried certificate or certificate of freedom to marry for a wedding in Sri Lanka, you will also need to provide your birth certificate and your valid passport. Also, if you have changed your name, you will need to present your deed poll as evidence, which must also be attested by the Sri Lankan High Commission.
If you are divorced or widowed and want to get married in Sri Lanka, you must produce your divorce decree absolute or your late spouse’s death certificate. The decree absolute and/or death certificate must also be attested by the Sri Lankan High Commission.