UNMARRIED DECLARATION

The Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Obtaining Unmarried Declaration to register a marriage under Japanese Law

A Sri Lankan who wishes to register his/her marriage under the Japanese Law should submit an unmarried declaration (single certificate) to the Japanese city office. The Embassy requires below listed documents of the applicant and the partner to issue the said unmarried declaration (single certificate).

Sample Application

Documents required by the Sri Lankan applicant:

  • Valid passport.
  • Original birth certificate or certified copy of the birth certificates of the applicant. (Certified English translations will not be accepted).
  • Unmarried Certificate issued by the relevant Grama Niladhari confirming the singleness of the applicant or
  • Affidavit issued by the mother or father of the applicant confirming that the applicant is unmarried. An affidavit attested by an Attorney - at- law should be certified by the Registrar of the Supreme Court. An affidavit attested by Justice of Peace should be certified by the Ministry of Justice.
  • Then the above attested certificate should be submitted to the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Colombo, for attestation.
  • If both parents of the applicant have passed away, the affidavit should be issued by his/her sibling. In such cases the original or certified copy of the birth certificate of the sibling should be submitted.
  • If both parents of the applicant have passed away, original or certified copy of the death certificates should be submitted.
  • If the applicant is a divorcee or widow/widower, the affidavit should clearly mention the same. It should also mention that he/she has not contracted another marriage at the time of issuance of the affidavit and that the applicant has no legal impediment for marriage.
  • If the applicant is a widow/widower, the affidavit should clearly mention the same and submit the original or certified copy of the death certificate of the spouse.
  • If the applicant is a divorcee, he/she should submit the original decree nisi and decree absolute issued by the relevant District Court certified by the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Colombo.

Please note that the above mentioned birth and death certificates should be certified by the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Colombo, beforehand.

Documents required by the Japanese applicant:

  • Valid Passport (if available)
  • Family registration certificate issued by the City Office (Koseki Tohon - 戸籍謄本)
  • Single Certificate issued by the City Office ( Dokushin Shomeisho - 独身証明書)
  • If the applicant is a divorcee or a widower, legal documents issued by the relevant authorities proving the applicant’s civil status.

Above Japanese documents should be submitted together with the English translations issued by an authorized translator.
All the above documents should be submitted with a photocopy.

Prescribed Fee: Japanese Yen 5,300

How to Submit the Application

You may submit the application to the Consular Division of the Embassy by hand. The Consular Division is open from Monday to Friday (Acceptance and issuance of documents between 09:15 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00).

The address is as follows:
2-1-54
Takanawa
Minato-ku
Tokyo 108-0074

Notes:

(*) Submission of forged documents and making false declarations relating to citizenship is a punishable offence. Fees will not be refunded in these circumstances.
(*) Incomplete applications will be returned and consular fees will not be refunded.