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Danish Wedding by ABC Travel Service

Requirements




Marriage in Denmark is a function of the civilian authorities. A religious ceremony is optional but can only take place after the civil marriage.

To get married in Denmark you have to be 18 years old, unless you have a permission from the local Danish Courthouse. If you are widowed, divorced or under 18, things are more complicated and the preparations are a little bit more time consuming.

After we receive all required paper work, it will take about 14 days to get the approval from the Courthouse. Once approval is received we can start setting up your wedding package. The processing fee for all divorce documents is EUR 75,00, this is to be paid to ABC Travel Service.

According to Paragraph 13.3 of the Danish Marriage Act, the couple must pay Dkr. 850,- (EUR 115,-) Wedding Fee at the Wedding Hall. Some of the City Halls may require the fee in advance. At time of booking we need a down-payment of EUR 105.00. All Wedding Packages are available on request only. The couples that apply for marriage in Denmark need to fill out the Marriage Declaration, this document must be legible and have both original signatures.

Apostille service

We look after the authentication of your marriage certificate at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (apostille)
If you choose our apostille service, the procedures are:

  • send us your marriage certificate by registered mail
  • we process the authentication of your marriage certificate at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • you’ll receive back your authenticated marriage certificate after two weeks

Legalisation Service

We look after the legalisation of your marriage certificate at the respective embassy in Copenhagen (you need before the apostille on your marriage certificate!).
If you choose our apostille service, the procedures are

  • send us your marriage certificate by registered mail
  • we process the legalisation of your marriage certificate at the respective embassy
  • you’ll receive back your legalised marriage certificate after two weeks

Can only be presented in countries who are members of the Hague Convention if it has the following:
Authentication of the marriage certificate by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (apostille)

Can only be presented in countries who are not members of the Hague Convention if it has the following:
Authentication of the marriage certificate by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs legalisation by the respective embassy.

New legislation in relation to change of names after the marriage

On the 1st of April 2006, the Danish legislation regarding the changing of names was revised. The term "own family name" (birth name) as well as "married name" were cancelled at a marriage in Denmark.
The new law provides that foreigners marrying in Denmark including Germans keep their birth names. If they want to have after the marriage one family name together or a compound name, the changing of names has to be made in the country of residence.

Request

In order to succeed with your request we would like you to do the following:

  1. Fill out the Online Application and submit it to us
  2. Then you open the Marriage Declaration PDF and
    - fill it
    - print it
    - sign it (both of you)
    - send it to us per post mail

Each couple has to fill only one form. You'll find our address here.

If you have questions please contact our wedding coordinator! To open the Marriage Declaration you need Adobe Reader.

 

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