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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

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?
Passports.
Birth Certificates.
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
Office

The Gibraltar Civil Status and Registration Office:
Marriage Registry

Joshua Hassan House
3 Secretary’s Lane
Gibraltar



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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

Hour Weddings is Gibraltar's oldest and largest wedding company. We have been established since 2005 and assisted thousands of clients with their special day. We regularly complete small simple registry weddings and large extravagant events, no event is too small for us.
Hour Weddings employs four wedding planners who are well established, and holds strong relationships with suppliers and venues. We also have admin, legal and decoration team who assist us with our weddings - the team speak English, Spanish, French and Arabic. They offer an honest and genuine service with assistance 24/7, with reasonable prices. Monica, Hour Weddings CEO, has been on ITV, various international wedding magazines and has been nominated for Best Wedding Planner in the Mediterranean. Her most famous wedding is of Gibraltar's current Prime Minister. She has over thirty years experience in events and travel industry.
Hour Weddings offers ceremony packages, styling and decor and bespoke events in Gibraltar and Spain.  

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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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