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How do I get married?

Here you can read about what to do if you want to get married in Copenhagen, elsewhere in Denmark or abroad.

General Information About Getting Married

Anybody can get married as long they meet the criteria according to the Danish Act on the Formation and Dissolution of Marriage.

Whether you are getting married in Copenhagen, somewhere else in Denmark or abroad, you must fill in and have an application approved.

The earliest you can apply is four months before the date you wish to get married.

If you are to get married in a different city than your city of residence, or in a church or other religious community, you must apply for a so-called "prøvelsesattest". If you are to get married abroad you must apply for an "ægteskabsattest".

The application form is the same regardless of the document you apply for, or if you are getting married at City Hall in Copenhagen.

A change in the Danish Marriage Law and the Aliens Act has taken effect on the 1st of January 2019. You can read more about this and the application procedure under "Application details" below.

Here you can read about the possibility of an open air wedding in the City of Copenhagen.

Here you can read about the possibility of booking a registrar to perform the wedding ceremony at a time and place that you decide.