1. In order to have a Marriage Registered at the High Commission, one of the parties to the marriage should be a Sri Lankan Citizen and should give a Notice of Marriage to the High Commission.
  2. The marriage may be registered in the High Commission after a lapse of twelve (12) working days from the date of submission of the Notice of Marriage and within three (03) months from such date.
  3. Valid passports of both parties should be produced.
  4. Two (02) witnesses with photo identification documents should also be present at the Registration.
  5. The originals of the following documents are required along with photocopies for the registration of a marriage:
  1. Notice of Marriage
  2. Passport
  3. Proof of Residence
  4. Unmarried Certificate
  • Kenyan Citizens should obtain the Unmarried Certificate from the relevant Kenyan Authorities and the Unmarried Certificate should be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Kenya. Sri Lankan Citizens should obtain the unmarried Certificate issued by the Grama Niladari in the applicant’s place of permanent residence in Sri Lanka, which should be endorsed by the Divisional Secretary and thereafter by the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo 01
  • Other nationals willing to marry  Sri Lankans are required to obtain the Unmarried Certificate from his/her Embassy /High Commission/Consulate General in Kenya.
  • For further details please contact the High Commission.
Following charges will be levied:

Notice of Marriage:                                                           US$20/-

Registration and issuance of a marriage Certificate:  US$33/-

Special License:                                                                  US$44/-

Certified copy of Marriage Certificate:                           US$13/-


  1. Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offence. Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances.
  2. Incomplete applications will be rejected.