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.
|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)|