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Legal Age of Marriage

The legal age of marriage varies around the world, and can vary even between men and women in many countries. Below is a chart showing the ages of marriage without parental consent around the world.
Don't forget that you will need to be of a legal age to marry in the country in which you exchange vows, even if you are old enough to legally marry in your home country.
We have also added a general guide to the types of documentation required to get married, although this will vary per country. Please double check with your wedding planner if in any doubt, as the ages below are for guidance only and may change without notice.

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Age 15  Age 18 Age 20
Costa Rica Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina (men) Cambodia (men)
  Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Bali Canada (British Columbia, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon)
Age 16 Canada (Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Saskatchewan) China (women), Japan, Nepal
Andorra, Argentina (women), Austria Cambodia (women), Cape Verde Tunisia, Thailand
Barbados, Dominica, Egypt(women) Cayman Islands, Chile, Cuba, Cyprus Vietnam (men) 
Japan (women) Dominican Republic, Egypt (men)  
Luxembourg (women) Most European Union countries Age 21
Mexico (women 14-16) Grenada, Guyana Argentina, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil
Portugal, Puerto Rico India (women), Jamaica, Kenya British Virgin Islands, Cook Islands
  Luxembourg (men), Madagascar Fiji, Finland, Hong Kong
Age 17 Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius India (men), Mexico, Monaco, Namibia
Turkey, Ukraine (women) Mexico (men 16-18), Morocco, New Zealand Poland (men), Singapore, Sri Lanka
  Peru, Philippines, Poland (women) Zambia
  Russia, Singapore, South Africa  
  St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Switzerland Age 22
  Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey China (men)
  Ukraine (men), USA (most states)  
Vietnam (women)

 

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Documentation Required

Generally you will need the following in order to get married:
  • Ten year passports
  • Full birth certificates
  • Any previous marriage certificates
  • Any previous divorce certificates
  • Any death certificates of previous spouses
  • Any adoption papers
  • You may also need:
  • Apostille stamp on certain documents
  • Certified translation of certain documents











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