The documentation outlined below will be required for your wedding in Sri Lanka. PLEASE NOTE THAT CLEAR AND COMPLETE PHOTOCOPIES OF THE DOCUMENTS WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO TRAVEL.
It is CRITICAL that you forward copies of documents NO LATER than 12 weeks prior to departure. If documents are not received by this deadline we may not have time to complete the necessary arrangements.
- Passport- valid for minimum 6 months.
Birth Certificate (Both short and long certificate are acceptable)
If either you or your partner is single: A single status affidavit must be provided stating that you are free and single, and never been married before. This must be prepared in the UK prior to travel.
If either you or your partner is divorced: Decree Absolute is required.
If either you or your partner is widowed: The former marriage certificate and death certificate of the spouse is required.
If either you or your partner has changed your name: Deed Poll certificate will be required. This includes brides who have been married and divorced and have reverted back to their maiden name.
If either you or your partner will be under 18 years of age on the date of your marriage and will not be accompanied by a partner or legal guardian: An affidavit, granting permission for the wedding to take place, is required from the parent, or legal guardian. This must be prepared and sworn in the UK, prior to your date of travel.
If either you or your partner has been adopted: Adoption papers need to be produced.
Any relevant documentation you hold which is in any language other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE NOTA BRITISH CITIZEN ( OR HOLD DUAL NATIONALITY) AND ARE IN POSSESSION OF DOCUMENTS ISSUED UNDER A DIFFERENT JURISDICTION, WE REQUEST THAT THE DOCUMENTS ARE SENT TO US IN ADVANCE. VERIFICATION CAN THEN BE REQUESTED FROM THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES IN RESORT. WE WILL ADVISE YOU IF ADDITIONA DOCUMENTATION IS SUBSQUENTLY REQUIRED.
PLEASE NOTE; The authorities are not obliged to review documents in advance and in many cases view them for the first time approximately one month before the wedding.
PLEASE REMEMBER: ORIGINAL COPIES OF ALL THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS ABOVE MUST BE TAKEN WITH YOU TO SRI LANKA.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: You must be resident in sir lanka for 4 working days prior to the wedding date.