How to obtain a Copies of Birth, death and Marriage Certificates?

Please apply from any Divisional Secretariat in the District where the event occurred and applications can be obtained from any Divisional Secretariat

How to Register a Marriage?

Please contact Marriage Registrar in the Division or Additional District Registrar of Divisional Secretariat

How to Register a Birth/ Death occurred outside of the Sri Lanka?

Applications can be submitted to the Central Record Room of the Department in Maligawatta, Colombo 10 together with parents Passports, and Child’s as Hospital Record /Birth certificate issued from the relevant country

To register a Death the documents to be submitted to prove the Identity and cause of Death

How to Reregister a adopted Child?

Applications can be submitted to the Registrar General’s Head Office at No. 234/A3, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Battaramulla together with parent’s birth certificates and Marriage Certificate, adoption certificate and child’s birth certificate if already registered earlier

How to obtain a Adoption certificate?

Applications can be submitted to Central Record Room of Registrar General’s Department for the births registered before 01.01.2013 and to the Registrar General’s Head Office at No. 234/A3, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Battaramulla for the births registered after 01.01.2013

How to obtain a translation of Registered Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates?

Applications can be forward to Registrar General’s Head Office at No. 234/A3, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha,Battaramulla, or to the Translators given in the department Web site.

How to get amended an entry in a  Birth/ Death certificate?

Applications can be submitted to the any Divisional Secretariat  within the District where the event occurred. For further information meet Additional district Registrar in the Divisional Secretariat.

How to Register a Land?

Please submit the document to the relevant Land Registry where the Land belongs. The Locations of the Land Registries is given in the Web Site.

How to Register a Title?

Please submit the document to the relevant Land Registry where the Land belongs. The Locations of the Land Registries is given in the Web Site.

How to Register a Power of Attorney?

Applications within the relevant Zone where the Attorney belongs can be submitted to Zonal Offices and the Applications of Attorneys belongs to all over the Island can be submitted to Registrar General’s Head Office at No. 234/A3, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha,Battaramulla,

How to obtain copies of  a Power of Attorney?

Application should be submitted to the Office where the Power of Attorney Registered.

What are the requirement that should fulfill  to Register a Marriage between  parties outside Sri Lanka?

To get marry in Sri Lanka you need to Stay at least four days before the registration to give marriage notice

You need to bring the birth certificates Passports/Identity cards of the both parties to prove the age Documents to prove the civil statues (Unmarried certificate (Affidavit) or Divorce Certificate, if widowed, the death certificate of your late spouse and your previous marriage certificate)

You need to give the marriage notice to the Marriage Registrar in your temporary residing area

How to  apply a certified copy of Birth, Death and Marriage certificates  by a person who is out of Sri Lanaka?

1. Download the application for a certified copy of the certificate from the following path xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

2. Fees  chargeable, 

for search registers and issue a copy £ 3.

You may pay the fee for certified copies of the certificate together with the returning stamp fee in favor of the Registrar General by an international money order or a cheque.

*If the Event is registered the certificate will be sent and if not registered a letter to the effect will be sent.

if you are in need of a translation of the certificate, for the translation you need to apply together with the certificate copy (application can be downloaded xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Rs.£ 5 charge for each copy and can be paid as above mentioned

Assistant Registrar General,
Central Record Room,
Maligawatta,
Colombo 10,
Sri Lanka.

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