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How to Marry in Romania

Located in Eastern Europe, Romania boasts gorgeous scenery, which is ideal for a wedding destination. Medieval villages, flowing rivers and romantic castles are just some of the locations you can choose from. The Carpathian mountain range crosses the country, and there are plenty of beach wedding opportunities on Romania's Black Sea coast to inspire you further. As far as romance goes, Romania is up there with the best!

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

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Romania Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Romania?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women. If between 16 and 18 years old then parental consent is required.
Bride and Groom may not be related.


How long do I have to be resident in Romania before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements to get married in Romania , however you must wait 10 days after submitting the paperwork before you can marry, and the ceremony must take place before the expiry of the medical certificates.


Getting a marriage licence
You must bring the papers mentioned below in person to the City Hall.
The ceremony will be conducted in Romanian so you may need an interpreter.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Full birth certificates (original and translated copy)
Full passports
Medical form issued in Romania stating that you are fit to marry. This is only valid for 14 days.
Certificate of No Impediment stating that you are free to marry issued in your home country. This is then exchanged for a Romanian version at your Embassy in Romania.
Personal statement sworn before a notary public that you are free to marry according to the laws of your country.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers and your former marriage certificate must be shown.
Official report compiled with the help of an official interpreter if one of the couple doesn't speak Romanian.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.
All documents must be certified with an apostille stamp and translated into Romanian 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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Buacharest Marriage Registrar's

Splaiul Independenței (City Hall)

291-293, București 060042,

Tel:+40 21 305 5500