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Preparation for submission of marriage application

In order for us to process your application and verify that you meet the marriage criteria, we will ask for personal information about you and your partner. We will also ask for proof that the marital conditions are fulfilled.

What documents we will ask for and the requirements for these documents will depend on the answers you provide in the application and the country that issued the documents.

It is recommended that you have the following information available before you start to complete the application form:

  • Your passport – you must attach pictures or copies of all pages in your passport including the front and back pages, or
  • Your ID card – picture or copy of both sides of your ID-card
  • Documentation for legal entry and residence in Denmark. Go to If you are subject to immigration control to read about documentation requirements.
  • Certificate of marital status if you have not previously been married. The document must be attached in both the original language and translated into either English or German.
  • Certificate of Residence or other documentation as proof if you live together outside of Denmark. The document must be attached in both the original language and translated into either English or German.
  • If you have one or more common children, you must attach copies of their birth certificate(s). The document(s) must be attached in both the original language and translated into either English or German.

If you have previously been married you must attach proof that the marriage has ended by divorce, death or annulment:

  • Picture or copy of divorce agreement or 
  • Picture or copy of death certificate or
  • Picture or copy of annulment.

The documents must be attached in both the original language and translated into either English or German. There may be a requirement that the documents are legalized or Apostille-signed.

Go to Acknowledgement of foreign documents to read more about the requirements.

If it is not possible to obtain one or more of the documents we ask for, you will be able to explain the reason why, on the application for a certifikate of marital status.

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Senest opdateret 21. dec 2018
 
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