General Information

  • The High Commission could register a marriage if at least one of the parties to the marriage is a Sri Lankan national, subject to fulfilling relevant regulations and documentations.
  • Please note that the process may vary depending on whether the marriage is between two Sri Lankan nationals or involves a Sri Lankan national and a foreign national.

Matters to be noted

  • There is no procedure to re-register a marriage which has already been registered with the authorities in Singapore or anywhere else.
  • The parties are advised to deal directly with the High Commission and not with agents or any other party.
  • If the parties are not permanently residing in Singapore, it is highly recommended to contact the Consular Section of this Mission before they arrive in Singapore to ensure the relevant documentation and to avoid unnecessary delay. Incomplete registration applications will be declined.

Notice of Marriage

  • Parties can select one of the following methods to submit the Notice of Marriage

    i). If both parties have resided in Singapore for 10 days, the Notice of Marriage can be submitted under normal license. Download Marriage Notice

    ii). If neither parties has resided in Singapore for 10 days, the Notice of Marriage under special license may be submitted by the party that has been resident for not less than four days in Singapore (Should be a Sri Lankan national). Download Marriage Notice
  • ii). If neither parties has resided in Singapore for 10 days, the Notice of Marriage under special license may be submitted by the party that has been resident for not less than four days in Singapore (Should be a Sri Lankan national). Download Marriage Notice
  • Both parties and witnesses should visit the High Commission with the above documents to complete and submit the Notice of Marriage.
  • The marriage notice will be published at the High Commission for public viewing for a period of time.
  • Objections: During the notice period, anyone can object to the marriage if they have a valid reason to do so.

Procedure for Registration of Marriage at the High Commission

If Required Documents

The following original documents with one set of photocopies should be submitted. Originals will be returned after due verification.

  • Original Birth Certificates of both parties which have been authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consular Division in Sri Lanka or relevant Sri Lankan Embassy/High Commission in the respective country.
  • Passports of both parties and Singapore SG Arrival Notice.
  • Passports of witnesses with photocopies of Bio Page (Witnesses should be Sri Lankan Nationals with valid passports and valid Visas
  • An affidavit/statutory declaration stating that he or she is not married in Sri Lanka, Singapore or anywhere else or married and subsequently divorced/passing away of spouse. The party permanently residing in Sri Lanka could make a declaration through an affidavit before a justice of peace/Commissioner of Oaths. This document should be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka.
  • If the applicant is a divorcee or widow/widower, the affidavit should clearly mention the same. It should also mention that he/she has not contracted another marriage at the time of issuance of the affidavit and that the applicant has no legal impediment for marriage.
  • Divorcees should submit Divorce Certificate authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka or by a Sri Lanka Embassy/High Commission in the country where the Certificate is issued.
  • In case of widow/widower, the relevant party should submit the previous marriage certificate and death certificate of the husband/wife (should be authenticated by the Foreign Ministry in Sri Lanka or should be authenticated by a Sri Lankan Embassy/High Commission in the country where the certificates are issued)
  • Persons who are living overseas

    i). should obtain a document stating their civil status/unmarried status from the relevant Government authority of the country where the applicant presently resides. It should be authenticated from the Sri Lankan Embassy or High Commission in the relevant country.

    ii). In addition, an affidavit or statutory declaration signed by the Commissioner of Oaths/Notary Public/Solicitor confirming your present civil status should be submitted. All foreign documents should be authenticated by the respective Foreign Ministry and attested by the Sri Lanka Mission accredited to that country.

Additional requirement for a Marriage between a Sri Lankan Passport holder and a foreign national

As per the Circular No. 18/2021 dated 18.10.2021 of the Registrar General’s Department of Sri Lanka, for marriage with a Foreign National, a permit/license for registering the marriage to be obtained from the Registrar General’s Department of Sri Lanka, in addition to the documents mentioned above.

The foreign national who is intended to marry a Sri Lankan through the local party should send the following documents in addition to the documents referred in Section (a) to the Registrar General’s Department of Sri Lanka for the issuance of a permit/license for registering the marriage.

  • 1. Security Clearance Report of Foreign Partner
  • 2. Self-Health Declaration (format attached)

Once the permit/license for registering the marriage is issued by the Registrar General’s Department of Sri Lanka, the applicant should email all the documents referred in Section (a) for the verification before their arrival to Singapore.

Date of Registration

  • Marriage may be registered at the Sri Lanka High Commission after lapse of twelve (12) working days from date of receipt of the notice of marriage at the High Commission and within 03 months from such date, if there are no objections.
  • The date and time for registration will be notified to the party, once the Application is processed and accepted by the High Commission.
  • On the date of Marriage registration, the Parties should visit the High Commission with two Sri Lankan witnesses.
  • After the marriage registration, a marriage certificate is issued. If required, additional copies of the Marriage Certificate could be obtained on payment of the prescribed fees.

Payment Details

Payment should be made ONLY in CASH at the counter


  • 1. Notice of Marriage – SGD 41
  • 2. Registration and issuance of a Marriage Certificate – SGD 64
  • 3. Registration of a Marriage under a Special License – SGD 81
  • 4. Issuance of a certified copy of a Marriage Certificate – SGD 30
Application Form (Download HERE)

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