It's not that easy to marry legally in Morocco if you don't live there, as the paperwork can take quite a while to sort out, so it's probably easiest to have a non-legal blessing and legally marry at home. That way you can have the ceremony you want without the stress of difficult paperwork.
Below are the legalities for marrying in Morocco, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.
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Morocco Marriage Law Requirements
What are the legal requirements to get married in Morocco?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
How long do I have to be resident in Morocco before I can get married?
You will need to be in Morocco for a few weeks to sort out the paperwork.
Getting a marriage licence
Take the papers below to the two Government of Morocco offices to be certified. This may take between a few days and a few months.
Once you have your papers certified you must contact the Family Law section of the Prosecutor’s office in the Court of Appeal in the city in which you wish to get married. It can take some time for this process to be completed, then your file is sent to a judge who will advise you on how to obtain your marriage certificate.
What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Full birth certificates & photocopies of the photo page and the page showing your entry stamp into Morocco.
Affidavit of nationality and eligibility to marry.
Resident card if living in Morocco.
Police record from your country of residency.
Men must obtain a notarised statement of religious denomination.
Medical certificate from a doctor in Morocco.
4 recent passport photos 3cmx4cm.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.
All documents must be translated into Arabic by an official translator.
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 will need to contact the Prosecutor's office in the Court
of Appeal in the city in which you wish to marry.
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