A couple eloping to Denmark after taking care of all necessary documents to get married in Denmark.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR GETTING MARRIED IN DENMARK

WE TAKE CARE OF ALL LEGAL MATTERS

Documents

 

What are the required documents to get married in Denmark? for your marriage in Denmark? Depending on your circumstances and nationalities, you may need specific documents according to your particular situation. Luckily, we are here as your expert destination wedding planners and will sort through the legal matters for you so that you can focus your energy on your wedding day, not complex legalities!

 

The general documents to get married  in Denmark are the same for everyone, including same-sex couples who want to get married in Denmark.  However, there are some differences, depending on your country of origin, contact us today for your free consultation regarding the documents you will need for your marriage in Denmark. 

 

For legal marriage in Denmark registration, the following documents are required by Danish Authorities:

1. Power of Attorney – Confirming that it is okay, at Nordic Adventure Weddings will arrange the wedding for you. We’ll send you this form to fill out and sign.

2. Declaration of Marriage – We’ll send you this form to fill out and sign.

3. Passport or EU/EEA ID– You must provide pictures or copies of all pages in your passport including the front and back pages, as well as blank pages. Alternatively, you may also provide your EU/EEA ID card – picture or copy of both sides of your ID card.

4. Certificate of Residence – If you officially have a common address, we need your Certificate of Residence or other documentation as proof of your residence (e.g. electricity bill, rental bill) not older than 6 months. If in a foreign language, must be translated by an authorized translator into German, English or Danish.

5. Entry Visa or Residence Permit - You need the right documentation for legal entry and residence in Denmark. This depends on where you reside.  If you’re from outside the EEA or Switzerland –  you may need a visa or a residence permit. Read about the different kinds of visas here. If you're a part of the EEA, your ID allows for you to enter and move freely in Denmark.  

6. Proof of Relationship - You must provide proof of your relationship, even if as a couple you live together or have children. Proof could be anything from pictures of you as a couple together (from different dates or trips), communication through WhatsApp or messaging platforms, or screenshots from social media accounts.

Special cases

7. Civil Status Certificate - In some cases, we will need your Civil Status Certificate (also called a Letter of Non-Impediment, or Certificate of Marital Status).This document confirms that you have not been married before and should be no more than 4-months old. Some countries (e.g. USA) cannot provide such a document.  In such cases, talk to us and we will help you to find a solution. 

  • If your certificate is in a foreign language, it must be translated by an authorized translator into German, English or Danish.

  • The certificate may need to be legalized OR stamped with an Apostille (varies from country to country, and depends on you and your partners circumstances - please ask).

  • The document must be attached and provided in both the original language and translated into either English or German.

8. Documentation of Previous Marriage - If you have previously been married, you must attach proof that the marriage has ended by divorce, death or annulment. Proof can be a picture or copy of divorce agreement, a picture/copy of death certificate, or a picture/copy of your annulment.

  • If in a foreign language, must be translated by an authorized translator into German, English or Danish.

  • This documentation may need to be legalized OR stamped with an Apostille (varies from country to country, and depends on you and your partners circumstances - please ask).

  • The document must be attached and provided in both the original language and translated into either English or German.

9. Birth Certificates for Dependents - If you have one or more common children, you must attach copies of their birth certificate(s). 

  • If in a foreign language, must be translated by an authorized translator into German, English or Danish.

  • This documentation may need to be legalized OR stamped with an Apostille (varies from country to country, and depends on you and your partners circumstances - please ask).

Don’t forget!

Remember to bring to Denmark both: translated documents and the originals. Download checklist.

Legal Definitions

APOSTILLE: Single verification of the original document (not copy of the original) via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country.

 

LEGALIZATION

Legalization is verification of the original document (not copy of the original) via:
     1.   the proper superior Ministry (usually the Ministry of Justice, in some countrie the Ministry of the Interior)
     2.   the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country
     3.   the local Danish embassy or consulate

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about the required documents to get married in Denmark, please contact us and we will be more than happy to help. We want you to have an amazing wedding experience so as not to be bogged down by legal matters. It is our duty to help you sort through all the legal matters so that you can solidify your love and unity as a couple! 

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