CBR012- Registration of Marriage

  1. A marriage can be registered by the High Commission and Consulate General offices, if
  • One of the parties to the marriage is a Sri Lankan Citizen and has given Notice of Marriage to the Mission;
  • The marriage may be registered in the High Commission 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.
  1. Where to apply? Forward your application to the following respective offices, closest to your place of residence

Respective area

Office & Contact Details

1 New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Samoa

Western Australia (WA), Northern Territory (NT),Australian Capital Territory (ACT),

New South Wales, Queensland

Sri Lanka High Commission,

61, Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla 2600, ACT, Australia

Tele: 02-6198-3756

Fax : 02-6198-3760

E-mail : slhc.canberra@mfa.gov.lk


2 Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania

Sri Lanka Consulate General in Melbourne

Suite 536, No 1 Queens Road,
Melbourne, VIC,3004

Telephone: +61 3 9290 4200
Fax: +61 3 9867 4873

Web: http://www.slcgmel.org

  1. Steps to be taken and checklist


Important details

1.      Application process and documents to be submitted Application Form
2.      Valid passports of both parties
3.      Two (02) witnesses with photo identification documents
4.      Bachelor Certificate by both parties

If he/she is a Sri Lankan, this should be obtained from the Grama Niladari (Village Headman) in the applicant’s city/village, which should be endorsed by the Divisional Secretary and thereafter by the Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo 01.

If he/she is a non-Sri Lankan, this should be obtained from the Embassy/ High Commission of the country of his/her nationality.

5.      Notice of Marriage –Notice of Marriage Form B 100
6.      Declaration – Declaration Form for Marriage
7.      Proof of Residence
8.    Applicable fees
  • Notice of Marriage (General/Kandyan) AUD 45.00
  • Registration and issuance of a Marriage certificate (General/Kandyan/Muslim) AUD 69.00
  • Registration of Marriages under special License (General/Kandyan) AUD 89.00
  • Certified copies (General/Kandyan/Muslim) AUD 33.00
  • Caveat AUD 45.00
  • Application for marriage licenses under Section 24 (Notice of Marriage) No fee may be levied

Note : Postage within Australia AUD 10.00

Outside Australia AUD 40.00

9.    Payment method
  • If the applicant physically visits the High Commission or Consulate offices, he/she can pay by Cash.

Note: Credit/ATM/Debit cards AND personal or Company cheques will not be accepted.

  • If the applicant desires to pay by a Money order,  direct bank transfer, please contact the High Commission or consulate for prior instructions.

Note: If the applicant sends Money orders  directly credit money into the High Commission or consulate bank accounts, without prior instructions, the responsibility lies with the applicant for any loss/shortage or delay.

10.  Special Notes (Important)


  • Fees will not be refunded under any circumstance, after issuance of an official receipt;
  • Translations will not be accepted as originals;
  • All photocopies should be on A4 size paper;
  • High Commission will attest the documents and return the originals to the applicant
  • If the applicant needs to send/receive documents (by express courier service or speed post etc) on an urgent basis, he/she must organise them independently.
  • The High Commission is unable to take any responsibility for documents lost or delayed in the post/courier.

Register with the High Commission

The Sri Lankan High Commission in Canberra would like to keep in touch with Sri Lankans and persons of Sri Lankan origin living in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and other Pacific Islands as well as Sri Lankan community organisations in those countries.

If you are a current/former Sri Lankan or an office bearer of a Sri Lankan community organisation we invite you to register with the High Commission.



Sri Lanka High Commission
61, Hampton Circuit
ACT 2600

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