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How to Get Married in Luxembourg

One of you has to be resident in Luxembourg in order to marry there legally, but you could always have a non-legal blessing in the country, particularly if you wish to hold a religious ceremony, as they aren't legal in Luxembourg anyway, so it would be just the same as if you were resident (as it wouldn't be legal). Then you could always do the legal part elsewhere.
Below are the legalities to marry in Luxembourg, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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Luxembourg Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Luxembourg?

Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.
The couple may not be related.
Only civil ceremonies are legal in Luxembourg and must take place at the Town Hall.
Two witnesses are required.


How long do I have to be resident in Luxembourg before I can get married?

One of you must be an official resident of Luxembourg in order to legally marry there.


How to get a marriage licence in Luxembourg

If you are resident in Luxembourg you should start the paperwork at least three months before the ceremony (for non Luxembourg citizens), and must submit the paperwork at least one month before the ceremony.
One of you must go to the Registrar in the commune where one of you lives and take both your passports or ID cards.
The Registrar will give you the forms to fill in to give your notice of intention to marry.
You must be able to provide the following information:

  • Parents' names, date and place of birth, where they live and their professions. If any of them have died then provide the date and place of death
  • Your national ID numbers
  • The number of people attending the ceremony
  • Your address after the marriage
A notice of your intent to marry must be posted in the communes where you both live for ten days before you can marry, and the ceremony must take place within 12 months of the intent to marry being published.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?

Passports or ID cards. Birth certificates issued less than six months ago with the names of both parents on.
A residency certificate for Luxembourg, or something that proves where you live if one of you does not live in Luxembourg.
For non Luxembourg nationals you will need to provide a certificate to prove that you are single (which can usually be obtained from a solicitor in your home country).
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown along with the previous marriage certificate.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.

Please note: some nationalities may require additional papers. Please check with the relevant commune for details.

If you already have children then show the Registrar their birth certificate(s) if you wish to have them legalised by your marriage.

All documents must be provided in either French, German or English. If your documents are not in any of those languages then they must be translated by an official translator and 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.


Luxembourg Marriage Registrar's Office

42, Place Guillaume II


L-2090 Luxembourg
Tel: +352 47 961
Open Mon to Fri: 8:00am – 12 noon, and 1:30pm to 6:00pm