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How to Marry in Gibraltar

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

How do I 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.


How do I get a marriage licence in Gibraltar?

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?

Birth Certificates.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers and your previous marriage certificate must be shown.
Visa for entry into Gibraltar (if required).
Accommodation receipt for at least 1 night's stay in Gibraltar.
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:
Marriage Registry

Joshua Hassan House
3 Secretary’s Lane

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Our Gibraltar Wedding Providers

Hour Weddings

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Location: Gibraltar
Business Type: Wedding Planner and Stylists
Contact: Monica Coumbe

With sun, beaches and stunning views across the ocean to Morocco, plus any number of exquisite locations, from the extravagant to the sweetly intimate; Gibraltar is perfect for any couple looking to wed abroad with ease.  
Hour Weddings, founded by Monica Coumbe in 2007, is the longest established wedding and event planning company in the area.  As such, she and her team of stylists and event planners have access to the best venues and industry suppliers available.
It is quick and easy to get married here, with wedding packages to fit every budget, and no need for translation as all the paperwork is in English. Plus, since you need only visit the registry office 24 hours prior to your ceremony, it’s even quicker to marry here than it is in the UK!
If you are looking for a wedding with a difference or something traditionally elegant, look no further than Hour Weddings, whose events are as unique and distinctive as you are.

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Marry Abroad Simply

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Location: UK
Business Type: Wedding Organiser
Contact: Sam

We are experts in the field of arranging weddings quickly and cheaply and take the stress out of the process for you!

If you want a wedding in amazing Gibraltar our exceptionally dedicated team have already organized over 3000 ceremonies, we are able to match you with the Town Hall for your timeframe, location and dreams - which ensures you have your perfect ceremony.

We specialize in International couples and are strong supporters of same sex weddings.

Elopements, paperwork or a big event - we work with the Gibraltar authorities and are familiar with all documents and situations.

Your wedding is as unique as you and partner, and as important to us as it is to you,. We are honoured to be the smallest part in your largest day.  

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Sweet Gibraltar Weddings

Location: Gibraltar
Business Type: Wedding Planning Company
Contact: Chamaine Cruz

Over the years, Sweet Gibraltar Weddings have arranged more than 600 weddings. Between 2015 and 2016 alone they assisted over 400 couples, who came from all around the world, to tie the knot in Gibraltar. 

Sweet Gibraltar Weddings make it simple for you. They guide you every step of the way and the best part is, the marriage certificates issued in Gibraltar are then recognised globally.

4 interesting facts from Sweet Gibraltar Weddings:

  • They have direct contact with the Registrar and all venue representatives. They meet with them, in person, on a daily basis;
  • They deal with the best florists, makeup/hair artists, bakers etc;
  • They provide assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (including bank holidays);
  • Unlike other companies, they are the only Wedding Planning Company to be located in Gibraltar that deals exclusively with weddings at the Rock, and all of their packages include no hidden fees.

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