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
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
Tel: +351 289 804 625
Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm
Conservatoria do Registro Civil
Avenue Fontes Pereira de Melo, No 7 a 11
Tel: +351 213 566 281
Fax: +351 213 566 259
Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm
Vila Nova de Gaia (near Porto)
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