Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women. If 16
years old then parental consent is required.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption
There are no residency requirements to get married in New Zealand, although if you are in New Zealand at least 3 working days before your marriage, you can apply for a marriage licence in person rather than apply from overseas.
You need to fill in a Statutory Declaration form which states that there is no
lawful impediment to your marriage. This can be obtained from a New Zealand
representative overseas, or from a registry office in New Zealand.
You will also need to fill in a Notice of Intended Marriage form before a New Zealand Registrar of Marriages.
You also need to advise the Registrar of the date of your wedding, in order for the wedding licence to be issued (valid for 3 months).
There is no proof of identity needed to marry in New Zealand.
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.
Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Auckland
PO Box 6147
Level 6, AA Building
99 Albert Street
Tel:+64 4 463 9362
Fax:+64 9 362 7908
Open: Mon to Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm, except Weds 9:00am -