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How to Get Married in Sweden

Sweden's forested landscape lends itself perfectly to a romantic wedding in the snow surrounded by evergreens and a log fire, or what about a simple marriage ceremony in Stockholm with a view of the harbour in the summer time?

Whichever season you choose, Sweden can offer a wedding with a difference, in a stylish country with a modern twist.

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

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Sweden Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Sweden?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.
Bride and Groom may not be closely related by blood.


How long do I have to be resident in Sweden before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements to get married in Sweden, however the Certificate of No Impediment may need to be posted for 21 days before the marriage licence is issued.


Getting a marriage licence
You must take the papers mentioned below in person to the Swedish Tax Office (Skatteverket) in the area where you wish to marry.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Full birth certificates
Certificates of No Impediment issued less than 4 months before
Residency permit if you are living in a country that is not your own that requires a permit
Visa for entry into Sweden (if required)
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers and your former marriage certificate must be shown along with a certified and notarised copy
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown, along with a certified and notarised copy
All documents must be translated into either English or Swedish.


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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Stockholm Marriage Registrar's

Solna strandvag 22
Tel:+46 8 764 92 00
Fax:+46 8 28 03 32
Open: Mon - Fri, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm