Obtain Birth Certificates / Birth Certificates

    • Refer the applicationto the Divisional Secretariat relevant to the area where the birth occurred.
    • Application can obtain from any Divisional Secretariat.
    • Fees chargeable

    Where the date of registration or the no. of the entry is given the fee for one copy of the certificate is Rs. 100.00

    Where the date of registration or the no. of the entry is not given and a search of registers not exceeding two years is involved fee for one copy of the certificate is Rs. 200.00

    • Required fee should pay to the Divisional Secretariat.
    • Duly filled application should submit to the Divisional Secretariat.
    • If you like to obtain the certificate of birth by post, submit a stamped envelop with the application.
    • If the birth is registered a birth certificate will be send and if the birth is not registered a letter to the effect will be send

Registration of Births Occurred in a General Hospital

  • Inform the Registrar of births and deaths at the General Hospital for registration of birth.
  • Appropriate persons for informing of a Birth for registration
    • Father
    • Mother
    • Person present at the time of occurrence of the birth
    • Medical Officer of the Hospital
  • Obtain the relevant declarationfrom the Registrar of births and deaths at the General Hospital for informing the birth.
  • Documents to be submitted
    • Duly perfected declaration
    • Hospital report issued in proof of the occurance of the Birth
  • A Birth can be registered free of charge within a period of 03 months.
  • A copy of the Birth Certificate is issued to the informant free of charge.
  • Visit the Additional District Registrar of the Divisional Secretariat at your nearest for further information.

Registration of a Past Birth

  • If a birth has not been registered with 03 months since its occurrence it may be registered.
  • Declarationshould be produced to the Additional District Registrar of the Divisional Secretariat where birth occurred.
  • Persons eligible for this
    • Any party having interest of
    • One of the parents
  • Fee chargeable is Rs. 50.00
  • Only the following documents should be submitted with the declarations produced within one year since the occurrences of the birth.
    • Marriage certificate of parents if they are married
    • One of following documents in proof of the date and place of birth of the subject.
      • Hospital birth report or certified copy
      • Grama Niladhari birth report or certified copy
      • Estate birth report or certified copy
      • Public Health Officer's certificate
    • Following documents should be produced with the declaration produced after one year since occurrence of the birth.
      • Marriage certificate of parents if they are married
      • Nil result sheet
      • One of the following documents indicating date and place of birth of the person
        • Hospital report of certified copy
        • Grama Niladhari report or certified copy
        • Estate birth report or certified copy
        • Copy of the Midwife's birth register
      • In case of non-possession of any of the above documents,
        • Health development record
        • Certificate of baptism
        • Certified copy of the school admission register / pupil's record sheet
        • Estate welfare officer's report
        • Horoscope of the record of time prepared on a proximate date to the day on which the birth occurred
      • If any of these documents are not available, declaration including details having knowledge of and an affidavit.

Translate Certification of Birth

  • Offices of the Department where service of sworn translators can be received are given below.
  • Translations which can be obtained,
    • Sinhala - English
    • Tamil - English
    • English - Sinhala
    • English - Tamil
  • Time of receiving applications
    From 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Applicationsmay be obtained from the offices where sworn translators are available.
  • Documents to be submitted
    • Duly completed application.
    • Original or certified copy of birth certificate obtained from a Divisional Secretariat of the document to be translated.
    • Stamped envelope if translations are to be received by post.
  • Fee for translations
    Rs. 500.00 for one copy payable to the Registrar General's Department

Registration of Marriages (General)

  • Everyone other than where both parties are Muslims, can register their marriage under Marriage (general) Registration Ordinance.
  • Marriage notice should be written and attested in duplicate and handed over to the Registrar of marriages of the division
  • Persons authorized to attest marriage notice;
    • Registrar of marriages of the division
    • Justice of peace
    • Notary public
    • A Minister
  • Requirements for submitting a marriage notice:
    • Requirement of residence of the parties in the relevant division.
    • Residence of parties in the relevant division within 10 days preceding submission of the marriage notice.
    • Residence of parties in different divisions within 10 days preceding submission of the marriage notice.
    • If one party was not living in Sri Lanka within 10 days preceding submission of the marriage notice, residence of the other party in Sri Lanka for such 10 days.
    • If none of the parties had not been living in Sri Lanka within 10 days preceding submission of the marriage notice, residence of one party for 04 days in Sri Lanka.
    • Completion of age of 18 yrs. by both parties as at their previous birth day.
    • The parties should not have any kind of relationship prohibited in law.
    • No party should have entered into any legal marriage which is valid at the time.
  • 14 days should be lapsed since submission of marriage notice for registration of a marriage (general). Possibility prevails to register general marriage before lapse of such 14 days.
  • Request may be made in order to register a marriage outside the office.
  • Fees chargeable by the Registrar for registration of a marriage is as follows.
No Duty Payable to Whom Payable by Whom Amount Payment Type
1 Entering a notice of marriage at Registrar’s office or at any other place Registrar Applicant 100.00 Cash
2 Entering a notice of marriage at Additional District Registrar's Office or District Registrar's office or at any other place Additional District Registrar or District Registrar Applicant 100.00 Cash
3 Issuing Registrar's certificate on a notice of marriage Registrar Parties to marriage 100.00 Cash
4 Issuing Registrar's certificate on a notice of marriage Additional District Registrar or District Registrar Parties to marriage 100.00 Cash
5 Solemnizing marriage in Registrar’s office Registrar Parties to marriage 750.00 Cash
6 Solemnizing marriage in Additional District Registrar's or District Registrar's office Additional District Registrar or District Registrar Parties to marriage 750.00 Cash
7 Solemnizing marriage outside the Registrar’s office under section 38(1) or 38(2) Registrar Parties to marriage 750.00 Cash
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8 Solemnizing marriage outside the Registrar’s office under section 38(1) or 38(2) Additional District Registrar or District Registrar Government 750.00 Cash
9 Obtaining a special license under section 27(3) Government Parties to marriage 100.00 Cash
10 Registration of marriage solemnized in registered place of public worship District Registrar Parties to marriage 750.00 Cash

Correction Errors in the Certificate of Marriage (General)

  • Request should be made to the Court by inter parties for correction of errors made during the registration.
  • Documents to be submitted,
    • Certificate of marriage
    • Documents to be introduced to prove the relevant information
  • The request should make to the District court of the area where the inter parties are residing.

Obtain a Certified Copy of the Certificate of Marriage

  • Refer the applicationto the Divisional Secretariat of the area where the registration took place.
  • Application can obtain from any Divisional Secretariat.
  • Fees chargeable
    • Where the date of registration or the no. of the entry is given the fee for one copy of the certificate is Rs.100.00
    • Where the date of registration or the no. of the entry is not given and a search of registers not exceeding two years is involved fee for one copy of the certificate is Rs. 200.00
  • Required fee should submit to the Divisional Secretariat.
  • Duly filled applicationshould be submit to the Divisional Secretariat.
  • If you like to obtain the certificate of marriage by post, submit a stamped envelop with the application.
  • If the marriage is registered, a certificate of marriage will be send and if the marriage is not registered a letter to the effect will be send.

Translate Certificate of Marriage

  • Offices of the Department where service of sworn translators can be received are given below.
  • Translations which can be obtained
    • Sinhala - English
    • Tamil - English
    • English - Sinhala
    • English - Tamil
  • Time of receiving applications
    • From 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Applicationsmay be obtained from the offices where sworn translators are available
  • Documents to be submitted
    • Duly completed application
    • Original or certified copy of certificate of marriage obtained from a Divisional Secretariat of the document to be translated
    • Stamped envelope if translations are to be received by post
  • Fee for a translation is Rs. 500.00 payable by cash.

Registration of a Deat Occrred at Home

  • If a death has not been registered with 03 months since its occurrence it may be registered.
  • The death can only be registered only if a period of 25 yrs. has not been lapsed since occurrence of such death
  • Persons eligible for this,
    • Any party having interest of
    • One of the parents
  • Declarationcan be produced by,
    • Close relation present at the time of death or who took care of the deceased when he/she was ill for the last time
    • Any other party interested
  • Fee chargeable is Rs.50.00

Registration of a Past Death

  • If a death has not been registered with 03 months since its occurrence it may be registered.
  • The death can only be registered only if a period of 25 yrs. has not been lapsed since occurrence of such death
  • Persons eligible for this,
    • Any party having interest of
    • One of the parents
  • Declarationcan be produced by,
    • Close relation present at the time of death or who took care of the deceased when he/she was ill for the last time
    • Any other party interested
  • Fee chargeable is Rs.50.00

Obtain a Certified Copy of the Certificate of Death

  • Refer the applicationto the Divisional Secretariat of the area where the death is occurred.
  • Application can be obtained from any Divisional Secretariat.
  • Fees chargeable
    • Where the date of registration or the no. of the entry is given the fee for one copy of the certificate is Rs. 100.00
    • Where the date of registration or the no. of the entry is not given and a search of registers not exceeding two years is involved fee for one copy of the certificate is Rs. 200.00
  • Required fee should pay to the Divisional Secretariat.
  • Duly filled applicationshould submit to the Divisional Secretariat.
  • If you like to obtain the certificate of death by post, submit a stamped envelop with the application.
  • If the death is registered a certificate of death will be send and if the death is not registered a letter to the effect will be send.

Translate Certificate of Death

  • Offices of the Department where service of sworn translators can be received are given below.
  • Translations which can be obtained
    • Sinhala - English
    • Tamil - English
    • English - Sinhala
    • English - Tamil
  • Time of receiving applications
    • From 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Applicationsmay be obtained from the offices where sworn translators are available
  • Documents to be submitted
    • Duly completed application
    • Original or certified copy of the certificate of death obtained from a Divisional Secretariat of the document to be translated
    • Stamped envelope if translations are to be received by post
  • Fee for a translation is Rs. 500.00 payable by cash.

 

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