Gibraltar may be small but it's very useful if you want to legally marry in Spain. Spanish law makes it difficult to marry legally there if you aren't resident, so many couples pop over the border to Gibraltar, tie the knot, and then have their wedding reception back in Spain.
Below are the legalities for marrying in Gibraltar, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.
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Gibraltar Marriage Law Requirements
What are the legal requirements to get married in Gibraltar?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women. If between 16 and 18
years old then parental consent is required.
Two witnesses are required.
How long do I have to be resident in Gibraltar before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements to get married in Gibraltar.
Getting a marriage licence
You must go to the registry office 24 hours before the ceremony with the papers below.
What legal papers do I need to take with me?
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers and your previous
marriage certificate must be shown.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse and your
previous marriage certificate must be shown.
Please note: this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner in resort or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up to date details before you marry.
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Gibraltar Marriage Registrar's
The Gibraltar Civil Status and Registration Office:
Joshua Hassan House
3 Secretary’s Lane