Registration of Marriage

Legal Registration

Registration of Marriages

 

Certificate Celibataire  /Certificate Coutume


A request must be made by Sri Lankan nationals living in France to receive the bove certificate.

The Certificate will be handed over directly to the Town Council where the applicant expects to register his/her marriage. Applicants are requested to provide the correct address and name of the person to whom the Certificate should be forwarded/addressed to at the Town Council.

Once the applicants submit their applications to a Town Council for registration of marriage, the notice of marriage will be received by the Embassy from the Town Council. If the Embassy has issued the Certificate to the Sri Lankan national(s) mentioned in the said notice, it will be displayed in the public area of the Embassy for 14 days for public attention. After 14 days, the Embassy will inform the relevant Town Council, whether the Embassy has received any objection/response for the marriage. The absence of objection for said marriage will only be issued by this Embassy if both parties have obtained the Certificate from the Embassy.

Notices of marriage received from Town Councils relating to Sri Lankan national(s) who had not obtained the Certificate from the Embassy will not be displayed at the Embassy for public attention and will not be responded to. Applicants are therefore advised to obtain their from the Embassy following the established formalities before applying for marriage registration at the Town Council.

All documents in foreign languages should be submitted with an official translation in English. All Documents issued by the French authorities should be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France with respective signatures and seals. 

Ministère des affaires étrangères.
Bureau des Legalisations Francais,
57, Boulevard des Invalides,
75700 Paris

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:


1.    Statement of Civil status of the applicant issued by the “Grama Niladhari” of his pervious place of residence in Sri Lanka

2.    Statement of the “Grama Niladhari” should be countersigned by the Divisional Secretary of said area and certified from the:
 

           Consular Affairs Division
           Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
           3rd Floor, No.14, Sir Baron Jayathilake Mawatha, 
           Colombo 1, 
           Sri Lanka.

3.    Valid residence visa
4.    Valid Travel document
5.    Original Birth Certificate
6.    Sri Lanka National Identity Card

Special arrangements may be made to issue the Certificates for applicants who are divorcees in France or widow/widower whose spouse has passed away in France. In such cases following additional documents should be submitted by the applicant with the authorisation from the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France.

1.    Original Death Certificate of former spouse
2.    Certification from the Town Council of the applicant's place of residence confirming that he/she has not registered a marriage
3.    Divorce Certificate
4.    The Embassy does not register marriages but issues Certificate upon request made by Sri Lankan nationals living in France.
 

Documents required to issue the Certificate are;

1.    Statement of Civil status of the applicant issued by the Grama Niladhari of his pervious residing area in Sri Lanka
2.    Statement of the Grama Niladhari should be countersigned by the Divisional Secretary of said area and certified from the Consular Division of the Ministry of               Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka at No: 97A, Galle Road , Colombo 3
3.    Valid residence visa (particular parties should legally reside in France )
4.    Valid Sri Lankan Travel document
5.    Original Birth Certificate

Special arrangement may be made to issue the Certificate  for applicants who are divorcees in France or widow/widower, whose spouse has passed away in France. In such cases following additional documents should be submitted by the applicant.

1.    Original Death Certificate of former spouse
2.    Certification from town hall (Mairie) of the applicant's residing area confirming he/she has not registered a marriage
3.    Divorce Certificate

Notice of marriage received by the Mairie of the area in which the applicant is residing will be displayed in the public area of the Embassy for 14 days for public notice. After 14 days the Embassy will inform the relevant town Council without any commitment whether the Embassy received any objection for the particular marriages which had been given due public attention.