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How to Marry in Denmark

Denmark has simple marriage legalities which makes it the "Las Vegas" of European weddings! It also has plenty of fantastic ceremony locations. Summer is a popular time to exchange vows here, but it's equally as beautiful in winter too - it just depends on your wedding dream!
Below are the legalities for marrying in Denmark, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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Denmark Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Denmark?
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 Denmark before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements to get married in Denmark.


Getting a marriage licence
You must send the documents below to the National Register or to the town hall where you wish to get married to obtain a certificate of marriage approval. This can take up to 2-4 weeks.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Birth Certificates.
Certificate of marital status.
Marriage declaration form obtained from the town hall or National Register.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.(you may also need to ensure that the correct wording accepted by Danish law is on your papers, if not you will need to obtain a statement stating you are free to remarry.)
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse 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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Denmark Marriage Registrar's

Kobenhavns Overpraesidium,

Hammerensgade 1,

1267 Kobenhavn K, (Copenhagen)

Tel: +45 3312 2380


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