Residency Requirement:Some locales (Kommunes) require a 3-day residency. You must be physically and legally in Denmark at the time of your wedding.
If you've applied for asylum in Denmark, you can not get married in Denmark.
Documentation:Documents that are not in English or German must be translated.
- You will have to give a declaration that you are not related to one another by blood, through marriage, or through adoption.
City Hall, Raadhuspladsen
DK-1599 Copenhagen V, Denmark
Or call +45 33 66 23 34
A registered partnership may only have a civil ceremony. Some religious faiths will give an ecclesiastical blessing, but they are not obliged to do so.
Church Weddings:You need to confirm the requirements of the church where you want to be married as they may want additional documentation.
- If either of you were divorced, you will need to show the final divorce decree, give proof that no appeal has been filed, provide a statement that you are both free to remarry. Danish authorities must approve foreign divorce or annulment decrees before a marriage can take place.
You can probably save yourself some time and headaches by asking for a statement from the Court Clerk where you were divorced. Stress that the statement needs to have:
DK-1267 Copenhagen K
You can call +45 33 12 23 80 for further information.
Fees:Non-residents must pay a fee of 500 Danish Kroners.
Under 18:If either of you are under the age of 18, you will have to receive permmission to marry from the prefect of the county where you reside in Denmark.
Telephone: 3312 2380
You will also have to provide evidence that your parents or guardian consent to your marriage. If you do have a guardian, proof of the guardianship must also be provided.
Same Sex Marriages / Registered Partnerships:Yes. However, one of you must be a Danish citizen or you both must have lived in Denmark with a permanent address in Denmark for the last two years.
"Citizens of Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland and Holland equate to Danish citizens in this respect."
Registered partnerships in Denmark have the same legal rights and obligations as marriages with a few exceptions. One of the exceptions is that registered partners may not adopt children together.
Names:In Denmark, women retain their maiden names. If you want to adopt your spouse's surname, you will need to notify the Marriage Authority.
Witnesses:You will need to have 2 witnesses at your marriage ceremony.
Miscellaneous:Many public offices in Denmark close by noon on Fridays.
PLEASE NOTE:Marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.
It is important that you verify all information with the local marriage license office before making any wedding or travel plans.