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23November2017

Registration of Marriage

 

Sri Lankan national ( either one or both parties ) who wish to marry in Belgium, under the Sri Lankan customs and law should contact the Consular Division of this Embassy personally regarding registering your marriage.

The lawful age of marry has been amended to 18 years. Accordingly any female or male less than 18 years of age has no provision to marry legally.

Important information :

1. One of the parties to the marriage should be a  Sri Lankan citizen and should give notice of marriage to 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 at the Embassy, and within 3 months from such date.

2. Sri Lankan national who wish to marry at the relevant town hall/ commune where he/she is residing in Belgium can obtain unmarried certificate from Sri Lanka.  The Embassy can only legalize the unmarried certificate which has been certified & attested by the Consular Division of the Ministry of External Affairs in Sri Lanka.

Supporting Documents :

1.        Valid passport of both parties

2.        Original Birth Certificates with English translation

3.        Valid residence permit

4.        Notice of  Marriage

5.        Affidavit about civil status being eligible to marry ( Unmarried Certificate ) 

( should be certified & attested by their respective Foreign Ministry )

6.        Two witness with their passports

7.        For applicants who are divorcees in Belgium/ Luxembourg or widow/ widower whose spouses has  passed away in Belgium/ Luxembourg following additional documents required

·         Original Death Certificate of former spouse

·         Certification from town hall/ Commune of the applicant’s residing area confirming he/she has not registered a marriage

·         Divorce Certificate

          ( if these documents are in local language English translation should be annexed. 

           And all the documents should be certified & attested by Belgian Foreign Ministry )

     8.  Relevant fee

Marriage between two Sri Lankan

1.) Both parties should obtain an unmarried certificate issued by the Justice of Peace in the applicant’s village which should be certified & attested by the Consular Division of the Ministry of External Affairs in Sri Lanka.

Address : - Consular Division of the Ministry of External Affairs in Sri Lanka

                 No. 14,  3rd  Floor, Sri Baron Jayatilaka Mawatha

                 Colombo 01

                 Telephone : 0094 11 4718972

2.) Other supporting documents as mentioned above.                                                       

Marriage between a Sri Lankan citizen and non – Sri Lankan citizen

1.) Sri Lankan citizen should obtain an unmarried certificate issued by the Justice of Peace in the applicant’s village which should be certified & attested by the Consular Division of the Ministry of External Affairs in Sri Lanka.

2.) If one of the parties is a Belgian citizen, the unmarried certificate should obtain from the relevant town hall/ Commune which should be legalized from the Belgian Foreign Ministry. (with English translation )

3.) If one of the parties is other national, the unmarried certificate should be certified and attested by their respective Foreign Ministry and attested by the Sri Lankan Embassy or Consulate in that country.

4.)  Other supporting documents as mentioned above.

   

* For more details please contact the Consular Division of this Embassy

 

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