Documents needed for marriage in Denmark
These are the documents required for gay marriage in Denmark. You will need to scan and send them to us in advance (and then bring the originals with you when you come):
- The Notice of Marriage 2014 – (click to download) please print out, fill in, date and sign. If you have a problem downloading then try saving the file and then opening it. Otherwise we’ll email you a copy.
- Passport or national ID – (and Schengen visa if applicable), or military ID and leave form.
- Birth certificate – if not already in English, German or Danish, then translated into one of these by an authorised translator.
- Civil status certificate – also called letter of non-impediment, confirming your marital status as single, divorced or widowed. An Aufenthaltsbescheinigung, US tax return, or affidavit are some of the many options we can advise you on.
- Final divorce decree or death certificate – if either of you is divorced or widowed then the original certificate of divorce or death certificate (if not already in English, German or Danish, then translated into one of these) and legalised if applicable.
- You will also need to fill out a DIW Booking form to help us get everything exactly right – we’ll email one to you.
Once we have received your documents, we will check them thoroughly and then have them approved by the local authorities so you can be certain everything is in order. Louise is (as far as we know) the only wedding planner in Denmark to have attended the same course as the Registry Office staff, so she has the best possible understanding of the processes and requirements. With everything in order we will confirm your preferred wedding date in writing, and help you finalise your accommodation and travel plans. Payment can be made by credit card on line, international bank transfer, or (by special arrangement) cash on arrival. Remember to bring your original documents with you when you come. Finally, you must arrive by 3 o’clock the day before your marriage so that your passport can be checked by the Registry Office. Contact us and email your documents to us at [email protected], or send documents by registered post to:
- Danish Island Weddings, Torvet 5, DK-5970 Ærøskøbing, Denmark
Then after the ceremony you receive your marriage certificate in 5 languages – English, Danish, German, French and Italian.