Hungary makes a lovely and unusual wedding abroad destination - there may be a waiting period before you can marry, but you don't have to be resident so just make sure you plan enough in advance and you'll be fine to get married there.
Below are the legalities for marrying in Hungary, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.
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Hungary Marriage Law Requirements
What are the legal requirements to get married in Hungary?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
Only civil ceremonies are recognised.
How long do I have to be resident in Hungary before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements to marry in Hungary, but you will have to wait 30 days after obtaining your marriage licence before you can marry.
Getting a marriage licence
You must take the papers mentioned below to the Municipal Council offices in
Hungary where you want to get married.
In order to obtain the Certificate of No Impediment you must have lived in
Hungary for at least 21 days before applying at your embassy. You must then
swear an affidavit that you are free to marry and complete a Notice to Marry
form. Your intention to marry is posted at the embassy for at least 21 days,
then the certificate will be issued in Hungarian.
Alternatively, you can obtain a Certificate in the UK and then have it
translated into Hungarian.
What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Birth Certificates with full parents’ names
Certificate of No Impediment
Certificate of Single Status
If you have been divorced then the original marriage certificate and final
divorce papers must be shown.
If you are widowed then the original marriage certificate and death certificate
of your previous spouse must be shown.
All documents must be translated into Hungarian by an official translator and be
stamped with an apostille.
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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You must go to the Municipal Council offices in the town
where you wish to marry.