Getting Married

Here you can read about the possibilities of getting married and celebrate your wedding in Copenhagen or getting married abroad.

General Information About Getting Married

Please click on this link if you got married in Copenhagen and need a new marriage certificate.

Anybody can get married in Copenhagen if they meet the criteria according to the Danish Act on the Formation and Dissolution of Marriage.

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

A change in the Danish Marriage Law and Aliens Act has taken effect on the 1st of January 2019.

The change means that some applications for marriage will be processed by a central national unit run by the Agency of The Family Law. 

You must send your application to the municipality in Denmark where you are registered (bopælskommune) if both of you meet the following criteria:

  • You are Danish or Nordic citizens
  • You have a permanent residence permit for Denmark
  • You have obtained right for permanent residency in Denmark according to EU-Law. You can read more about this on the website of the Agency of The Family Law by clicking on this link.

You can read more about applying with the City of Copenhagen by clicking on this link.

If you do not both meet the criteria mentioned above you must apply with the Agency of The Family Law. 

You can read more about this on the website of the Agency of The Family Law by clicking this link.

The City of Copenhagen will still be performing wedding ceremonies.

You can read about the possibility of having an open air wedding by clicking on this link.

You can read about the possibility of booking a registrar to perform the ceremony at a time and place decided by you, by clicking on this link.