• Muslim marriages should be registered in accordance with the provisions under this Act.
  • At least one of the parties to the marriage should be a citizen of Sri Lanka.


  • A marriage contracted by a Muslim woman during her period of "Iddat" shall not be registered under the Act.
  • A marriage contracted by a Muslim girl who has not attained the age of 12 years shall not be registered.
  • Both parties should be of the Muslim faith.

Procedure for Registration

  • The marriage registration between the concerned parties shall take place immediately upon the conclusion of the "Nikah" ceremony.
  • Date, time and place of the ceremony should be informed to the diplomatic/Consular Officer by the following persons in order to register the marriage.
  1. The Bridegroom
  2. The "Wali" of the bride
  3. The person who conducts the "Nikah ceremony"


  • Before the registration of a marriage, the following declaration should be made and signed in the presence of the concerned officer in the Embassy.
  1. Declaration by the Bridegroom - Annexure C
  2. Declaration by "Wali" of the bride - Annexure DD


  • The third copy of the Marriage Certificate shall be handed over to the female party by the Diplomatic Officer.