Here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a marriage license.
It is important that you realize that a wedding in Portugal is not something you can accomplish quickly. The Portugal Civil Registry Code has specific requirements you must meet in order to be married in Portugal.
You both need to provide a certified copy of your birth certificates. These certified copies must have been issued within the last six months.
If your wedding is to take place in the Azores, the certified birth certificate must have been issued within the last three months.
If you want to be married in a Roman Catholic Church, you will need to provide your Baptismal certificates.
After you have received approval to get married, your wedding must take place within three months.
Minimum Marriage Age in Portugal:
Fees:Vary. See the Registo Civil site.
Common Law Marriages:Couples cohabiting in an unregistered relationship for more than two years are recognized as having a common economy.
Same Sex Marriages:No.
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.