1New laws for marriage in Denmark from 2019

From 1.1.2019 new laws regarding marriage came into force

From 1.1.2019 new laws regarding marriage came into force. The change affects both required documents and the entire process.

To avoid fictitious marriage, couples must now prove that they are in relationship with each other. This could be a proof that they live or have lived together, been on holiday together, have a common bank account, chats, phone calls, etc..
Read more about proof of relationship.

Before 2019, documents were checked at the registry office where the wedding was to take place. The process has changed completely from 2019. Examination of the documents is now carried out exclusively by the Family Law Agency in Denmark, which is located in Odense. The agency grants a marriage license if the examination of the documents is positive and there are no doubts that it is a fictitious marriage. In the next step, a date for the marriage is agreed with the selected registry office.

2How does the process work?

How does the process work

To give you an overview of the process, here are the milestones of organizing your marriage in Denmark.

  1. Prepare your documents through our agency
  2. Request an examination and a marriage license from the governmental Agency of Family Law in Denmark
  3. Agree upon an appointment for the marriage
  4. Reservation of an appointment at the registry office
  5. Send appointment confirmation with information to the couple
3How fast can you marry?

How fast can you marry

There are 4 instances that prepare the marriage. Each instance takes time

  1. Customer
  2. Our Agency
  3. Danish Public Administration
  4. Registry office
  5. The mostly delay in preparation lies with customers and Danish state administration. We answer all emails daily and check your documents and forms within 1-2 working day .

    When documents are prepared and the payment made, our organization work begins in Denmark. Danish Public Administration promises to issue the marriage license within 5-7 working days if all documents are in order. However, it is not always the case. It is not possible to influence the state administration to prioritize the documents of a couple.

    Because we have a lot of experience with many registry offices, we can get you a date to marry in the shortest time possible if we have the license from the state administration.

    Ideally, the process works like this

4Which documents are required?

Required documents for marriage in Denmark

Each couple has their own situation and has different documents to prepare for their marriage. Here you can find out which documents are required in your situation. Create a checklist and have the list sent to your email.

5When do you have to pay?

When do you have to pay?

The Danish Agency of Family Law, which issues the non impediment certificate, starts checking your documents only after the payment has arrived.

You do not have to pay to us until we have reviewed your documents and see no problem in applying for the marriage certificate. Before we apply for the non impediment certificate, we will ask you to settle the bill for our services and the fee charged by the Danish Agency of Family Law.

For urgent cases, we will apply for the non impediment certificate immediately after your payment, before your money has been credited to our account. We kindly ask you to send the payment receipt, the bank transfer slip or the account statement via WhatsApp or Email.

6Scan documents as a pdf file and save

Scan and save documents as a pdf file

If you do not have a scanner, you can scan your documents with your phone and save them as a pdf format.

Install an app on your mobile and get familiar with it.

For mobile phone with Android we can recommend ClearScan.