Weddings in Sri Lanka

Weddings in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, the tropical teardrop island at the toe of India, is one of the most exotic and beautiful islands in the world.

With its mystical ancient cities, thick jungles, miles of palm-fringed beaches, unique culture and genuinely warm and hospitable people, this unforgettable destination is the perfect location to seal your love.

If you want to stay on and explore this lush island, extend your trip to include a dream Sri Lanka honeymoon. Unwind in a luxurious spa, watch baby elephants play at Udawalawe (a great place for elephant lovers to visit due to its Elephant Transit Home supported by Born Free), and go diving among mysterious ancient shipwrecks.

 

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Legal requirements for your Sri Lanka wedding
Full 10 year British passport
Original birth certificate
Affidavit/Statutory declaration*
Original no impediment to marry certificate N/A
Original decree absolute if divorced*
Original death certificate or former spouse & marriage certificate if widowed*
Original adoption certificate (if adopted)*
Original deed poll notice - if name changed*
Minimum age to marry 18
Certified documents N/A
Letters of personal detail
Legalised documents/Foreign & Commonwealth office
Documents required by Kuoni (within) weeks before travel 6
Minimum stay in resort prior to wedding (No. of working days) 5
Minimum stay in resort required 10
  • Kuoni needs to see originals of these documents before you travel
  • Kuoni needs to see copies of these documents before you travel, you must travel with all original documentation
  • Kuoni do not require any documents before you travel but you must travel with all originals

Extra legal information: Once you have married in Sri Lanka you must get your marriage certificate certified by the Consular Affairs Section of the Ministry of External Affairs in Colombo for the marriage certificate be legally recognised outside of Sri Lanka. You will be sent the certificate after this process is complete, and please note this may take up to four months. Please allow at least 2 working days after the wedding to allow for this. 

*These documents must be legalised by the foreign and commonwealth office and then attested by the Sri Lanka High commission in London within three months of the wedding date. Kuoni needs to see copies of these legalised and attested documents no later than 6 weeks prior to departure.

This information applies only to couples born in the UK with a valid UK passport.

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