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Application details

The following documents – if relevant – must be submitted together with the completed notice of marriage form and a receipt for payment of the examination fee, preferably attached to an e-mail as PDF files.

Please note that the relevant original documents must be presented by you personally at Copenhagen City Hall one working day before the scheduled wedding, at the latest. We will give you specific information about this before your wedding.

Personal Identification

  • Scan of the picture page of your valid passport or national ID-card issued by an EU country
  • Scan of valid residence permit if you are not a Danish citizen but live in Denmark, OR
  • Scan of valid residence permit, visa or proof of entry in Denmark, the EU or Schengen

Certificate of marital status

The certificate of marital status must be less than four months old when you send it, and state your:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Current address
  • Citizenship
  • Marital status

If issued in another language than English, German or Danish, the certificate of marital status must be submitted in two versions: the original, and a translation into either English, German or Danish. The translation must be done by an educated translator.

Divorce Decree

If either of you are divorcees you must submit your latest issued divorce decree(s), which must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete, dated and authorised.
  • The decree(s) must be final and state that the divorce has not been, and cannot be, appealed to a higher court, meaning that the parties are free to remarry.

Please note that we require legalisation of divorce decrees issued in a number of countries. You will be contacted if necessary.

If issued in another language than English, German or Danish, the divorce decree(s) must be submitted in two versions: the original, and a translation into either English, German or Danish. The translation must be done by an educated translator.

Death Certificate of former spouse

Please note that we require legalisation of death certificate(s) issued in a number of countries. You will be contacted if necessary.

If issued in another language than English, German or Danish, the divorce decree(s) must be submitted in two versions: the original, and a translation into either English, German or Danish. The translation must be done by an educated translator.

Examination Fee

A proof of payment of the examination fee must be sent together with the application. The fee is 870 Danish kroner (approximately 117€) (2018). It is possible to pay with a different currency, but the amount must correspond to 870 Danish kroner. This examination fee must only be paid in case neither of you are registered with an address in Denmark.

Payment details:

Name of recipient: The Wedding Office

Danske Bank
Holmens Kanal 2 – 12
1092 København K

Registration number: 0216
Account number:  4069190650
IBAN: DK 17 0216 4069 1906 50
BIC/SWIFT: DABADKKK

Processing Time

At times the Wedding Office has a processing time of up to three weeks. When your application is approved, you will able to get a date and time for your wedding.

Contact Information

The documents can be submitted via e-mail, preferably attached as PDF files to:
Bryllup@kff.kk.dk

Opening hours for personal attendance:

Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm

Telephone hours for general questions:

Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm
Phone number: (+45) 3366 3366

Telephone hours for complex questions:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 12noon
Phone number:  (+45) 3366 3366

If you live in a Nordic country

You must submit the following, if you are a citizen in one of the Nordic countries:

Sweden:

  • Hindersprövning
  • Personbevis for both parties
  • Intyg om vigsel

The documents are issued by Skatteverket, and must be no older than four months when you send them to us.

Norway:

  • Prøvningsattest
  • Scan of the picture page of your valid passport

The prøvningsattest is issued by Folkeregisteret, and must be no older than four months when you send it to us.

Iceland and Finland:

  • Prøvelsesattest
  • Scan of the picture page of your valid passport

The prøvelsesattest must be no older than four months when you send it to us.

Greenland:

  • Filled in notice of marriage form

Faroe Islands:

  • Filled in notice of marriage form
  • Scan of the picture page of your valid passport

The documents can be submitted via e-mail, preferably attached as pdf files to: Bryllup@kff.kk.dk

Price for the Processing

You do not have to pay for the processing of your case if you send the documents listed above.

The documents and a prioritised list of possible dates for your wedding can be submitted via e-mail, preferably attached as pdf files to: Bryllup@kff.kk.dk

Important information

Please Note

  • Wedding ceremonies can be performed in English, German or Danish
  • We cannot guarantee that you will get married on the day you initially wish for, so please do not book travelling tickets until your wedding date has been confirmed by the Wedding Office
  • Copenhagen City Hall will provide two witnesses but you are welcome to bring your own. You do not have to inform us about this until immediately before the wedding ceremony
  • Same sex marriages might not be recognised in other countries
  • If you need to have your marriage certificate legalised, you can find information here.
  • You can only change your name if you are registered as a resident in Denmark.
  • If a person with permanent residency in Denmark is getting married to a citizen without EU-citizenship a document must be signed. This is called §11b and must be sent to the Wedding Office together with the application. The document gives information about the Aliens Act rules on family reunification, and is not an application for it. Here you can find the §11b-document in EnglishHere you can find the §11b-document in Danish.
  • You can only change your name if you are registered as a resident in Denmark. You can read more about changing your name here.