General Information About Getting Married
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 Danish State Administration (Statsforvaltningen).
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 State Administration by clicking on this link.
If you do not both meet the criteria mentioned above you must apply with the Danish State Administration.
You can read more, and apply at the State Administration on this link.
The City of Copenhagen will still be performing wedding ceremonies.