Legal requirements for your marriage abroad
Dreaming of an adventure, an overseas wedding abroad? How easy is it to get married in Bornholm Island? Incredibly simple and fast, Danish law makes getting married an incredibly fast and simple procedure.
Couples from all over the world elope to Bornholm Island for their intimate weddings so that they can enjoy not only the scenic landscapes and beautiful culture, but also the legal process.
How do I get married abroad in Bornholm legally?
Since many international couples elope to Bornholm Island with one of our wedding packages , we are experts in all types of arrangements and have knowledge of all legal requirements so you can get married abroad. Simply ask us and we’d love to help! We will ensure that your marriage is legal in your country of residence.
Keep reading below for the basic legal requirements that must be met for your overseas wedding.
Fun Fact: Denmark was the first country in the world to legalize LGBT weddings , and back in 1989!
Legal requirements of getting married abroad in Denmark
So, what are the required documents needed for you to get married abroad on Danish Island Bornholm? Depending on your circumstances and nationalities, you may need specific documents to proceed with your marriage in Denmark.
Luckily, we are here to help as your expert destination wedding planners and will take care of all the details and legal matters on your behalf.
In general, the required documents to get married in Denmark are more-or-less same for everyone, including LGBT couples. However, there are some differences, typically this is affected by your country of origin.
For your marriage to be legal marriage under Denmark registration, the Danish Authorities require the following documents
- Power of Attorney– A form that says you agree for Nordic Adventure Weddings to act on your behalf when arranging/planning the wedding for you. We’ll send this form to you to fill out and sign.
- Declaration of Marriage– We’ll send you this form to fill out and sign.
- Passport or EU/EEA ID– We will need a copy of your identification, like a passport or an EU/EEA ID. Please make sure they’re valid and have at least 3 months left before expiration.
- Certificate of Residence– If you are officially declares as living together and have a common address, we need documentation as proof of your residence (e.g. electricity bill, rental bill) not older than 6 months. If it’s in a foreign language, then it must be translated by an authorized translator into either English, German, or Danish.
- Entry Visa or Residence Permit– For legal entry in Denmark, you need the appropriate permit, visa, or ID. The required documents in this case depend on where you currently reside. For example, if you live outside the EEA or Switzerland – you may need either a visa or a residence permit for legal entry into the country. Read up on the different kinds of visas here. However, if you’re from a country that’s part of the EEA, then your ID suffices and allows you to enter Denmark without a visa or permit.
- Proof of Relationship– You must provide proof of your relationship. This goes even for couples that live together or have children! This should be easy for you since proof can be anything. Some examples inclu: pictures of you spending time as a couple together (like from different trips or dates), exchanges/chats through messaging platforms, or screenshots from your social media accounts showing you as a couple.
- Special Cases – If you’re divorced or widowed:
- If you are divorced, then you will need to provide the decree absolute.
- If you are widowed, then you must provide your spouse’s death certificate.
- If these documents are in a foreign language, then they must be translated by an authorized translator into either English, German, or Danish.
- Furthermore, this documentation might need to be either legalized OR stamped with an Apostille. This is one of those situations that varies from country to country, depending on you and your partner’s circumstances, so please ask.
The necessary documents must be provided as both the original language and the translated version, into either English, Danish or German.
Dependents’ Birth Certificates – If you share one or more children as a couple, then you must provide copies of their birth certificate(s).
- If in a foreign language, must be translated by an authorized translator into either English, German or Danish.
- Again, this documentation might need to be either legalized OR stamped with an Apostille. This is one of those situations that varies from country to country, depending on you and your partner’s circumstances, so please ask.