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How to Marry in Portugal

It's easier to get married in Portugal if you aren't a resident, so why not make the most of this and marry in this beautiful country? There are many, many gorgeous locations here including the popular beaches of the Algarve in the south, the wonderful hills in the vibrant capital city of Lisbon, the historical beauty of Porto in the north, and of course, the miles and miles of unspoilt beaches the length of the country.

Portugal makes a great choice for a wedding abroad, and is often chosen over other European countries due to its mild climate and easy legalities. Take a look at the Portuguese marriage legalities below to see if it's right for you, and browse the contact details for quality wedding planners there as well. 

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Portugal Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Portugal?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women. If you are 16 or 17 years old then parental consent is required.
Bride and Groom may not be related.
The wedding ceremony will take place in Portuguese, so you may wish to have a translator present at the ceremony.


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


Getting a marriage licence
You must bring the papers mentioned below to the Civil Registry where the marriage will take place, and also bring them to the place where you will marry on your wedding day.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Certified birth certificates issued less than six months ago and translated into Portuguese.
Residence permit or passport if not a permanent resident of Portugal.
Certificate of No Impediment. This can be obtained from the local registry office in  your town.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown, certified within the last six months and translated into Portuguese.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown, certified within the last six months and translated into Portuguese.
All UK documents can be certified by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.


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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Portugal Registry Offices


Av. 5 de Outubro, 25 to 27A
8000-077 Faro
Tel: +351 289 804 625
Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm


Conservatoria do Registro Civil
Avenue Fontes Pereira de Melo, No 7 a 11
1050-115 Lisbon
Tel: +351 213 566 281
Fax: +351 213 566 259
Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm

Vila Nova de Gaia (near Porto)

Praceta Henrique Moreira 244, store0.29
Arrabida Shopping Center
Sao Pedro da Afurada Shopping
4400-349 Vila Nova de Gaia
Tel: +351 223 771 020
Mon - Fri 9am -4pm


Portugal Average Weather

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Our Portugal Wedding Providers

Sonho a dois

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Location: Algarve
Business Type: Wedding Planners
Contact: Noelia & Carla

The day of your wedding is a day to be treasured forever. With the awarded wedding planners Sonho a Dois Algarve Weddings to help you plan your special day, it is guaranteed that your wedding day will be filled with amazing memories. From the biggest decisions to the smallest details, they are at hand to help you turn to life your special day, leaving no stone unturned and making sure that the wedding day will run smoothly and all the couples need to do is relax and enjoy the day.
All the weddings are tailored to suit couples tastes, personalities and budget as each couple is unique. Their moto "Your Dream, Our Passion" truly reflects the spirit of service provided - professional, personal and easy-going.

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Mary Me Eventos

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Location: Porto
Business Type: Wedding Planning
Contact: Maria Luis Vaz Teixeira

Mary Me Eventos is the most experienced wedding planning company from Porto, Portugal. We have organized weddings since 2013, and have had the chance to get to know over 150 couples from all over the globe.
Can you imagine getting married in a romantic vineyard with a stunning river view, followed by an Oporto wine tasting the next day? Mary Me is the best planner to help you through this journey.
We have the best and most reliable suppliers and believe that each destination wedding must provide guests with an unforgettable experience based on 3 topics: great food, great wine and lots of fun.
Due to client demand, we now offer weddings in Lisbon and the Algarve as well as Greece, Turkey, Spain, Italy or Croatia.

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Sun Portugal Events

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Location: Porto
Business Type: Wedding Planner and decorations
Contact: Joana Meireles

Sun Portugal Events, is a team of passionate and experienced wedding professionals.
We create bespoke packages to celebrate you and your style. These Wedding Packages are just examples of what we are able to offer as most of our services are tailored to each couple's requirements.
If you wish to have a bespoke proposal just for you, please contact our team. Our Wedding planners can design an exclusive package for you.
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Algarve Prestige Wedding and Event Planners

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Location: Vilamoura
Business Type: Wedding Planning Services
Contact: Isabel Dentinho

When we get, comments, such as "Our guests were all amazed at the whole day, from start to finish and are still talking about it!!!", or hear our Couples say: "Magical Day", "Best Day Ever", brings us the feel of... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Our Customers are that important key to our Creations and, for them we turn their Event into Different and Unique – We prefer so much more to go out of the Box, than to follow trends.
Bring us your Dreams, so we are able to turn it into reality and be able to keep saying...
We Love Our Job. We Love Happy People!
Thanks to you ALL!

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