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How to get married in Denmark


We have dedicated an information page with frequently asked questions along with our answers to them. You will find additional and useful information as well as answers to your own questions.

If you have a specific situation, please ask your question through the form on the Contacts page.

Why the marriage in Denmark is so popular?

1. The marriage is faster than in any other country in the world

2. Fewer documents need to be presented, for example, couple do not have to present their birth certificates or make a legalization of the personal documents like passports, ID, etc.

3. Worldwide recognition of Danish marriage certificate - after the wedding in Denmark couple can start family reunification process.

How long does it take to get married in Denmark?

After submitting all the necessary documents and applying for a Danish marriage license, the Danish authorities need up to 7 working days to verify the application and make a decision. Sometimes Danith Authorities can request additional documents from a couple, then the time for approval will be extended. That's why we kindly ask our clients follow all our recomendations to avoid this additional checking.

We are not EU-citizens, can we get married in Denmark?

Of course you can! If the couple meets all the requirements of the Danish Agency of Family Law, then a marriage license will be issued. You have to enter in Denmark legal way (EU Schengen zone) and not to break a european laws.

I live in country that is not in Europe Union and cannot get schengen visa still. Can I get married in Denmark online or with Power of Attorney?

The celebration of a marriage in Denmark is only possible with the personal presence of the spouses and 2 witnesses. If the partners do not have witnesses, they will be provided completely free of charge among the employees of the marriage registry office.

Where will be held the marrige ceremony in Denmark?

During the preparation of the application for marriage in Denmark, partners can choose the marriage registration office based on their preferences. However, you should take into account the fact that in small communes it can be difficult to reserve a certain date for marriage. therefore, we recommend starting preparation in advance - then the ability to reserve a convenient date in a convenient place will be easier.

Is the marriage valid in Germany or elsewhere?

Yes, it is. There is an agreement (you can also research this on the internet) between Denmark and Germany.

After the wedding in Denmark you will immediately receive an international marriage certificate that is valid all over the world. The certificate is issued in five languages and does not require a translation to be registered in Germany. Also after the marriage certificate will be isuued you can apply for an apostille stamp on it. In other countries newlyweds must notify local authorities about their marriage.

Is it possible for a partner from a non-European country to stay in Europe after marriage in Denmark?

Of course, there is such an opportunity, of course you need to take into account the requirements of a particular country, about the procedure for family reunification after marriage in Denmark. We recommend contacting the immigration authorities, as requirements sometimes differ.

What evidence needs to be provided to the Danish authorities in addition to documents?

Since 2019, Danish authorities have tightened requirements for couples if one of the partners is not a citizen of an EU country. In addition to personal documents, the couple must provide evidence that their relationship is genuine. This is due to the fact that the country's authorities have faced a large number of applications for fictitious marriages. It should be noted that the evidence can be any that the couple considers sufficient for submission. In our work with clients, we always clarify the key aspects of their relationship, and based on this information, we prepare a list of necessary additional documents that will be submitted as evidence of the reality of the relationship.