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How to Marry in Namibia

Namibia entrances visitors and is ideal for couples looking for a desert wedding. This sparsely populated country may be home to the Namib desert with its shifting sand dunes and desolate landscape, but it is also home to many game parks boasting beautiful lodges and fantastic scenery for any bush wedding. This is one country where your African wedding dreams can come true.

Below are the legalities for marrying in Namibia, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.


Namibia Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Namibia?
Legal age for marriage without parental consent is 21 years for both men and women.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
Two witnesses are required.


How long do I have to be resident in Namibia before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements to get married in Namibia.


Getting a marriage licence
You must take the papers below to your wedding planner or marriage officiant.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
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.


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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Namibia Marriage Registrar's Office

You should take your papers to your marriage officiant in the town in which you wish to marry.