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Beach Wedding in Denmark

 

Good to know

 

Anywhere...

... in Denmark, you can get married. However, it depends on the municipality how many days before the wedding date you have to stay there (from 0 up to 3 or 4 days) and which documents are required.

Legalisation / Apostille of the marriage certificate... 

... is required by authorities in Germany (by the aliens department or by the registry office if the name is to be changed and by german consulates) and abroad (e.g. for the marriage registration in the native country of the non-german spouse). Only the Legalisation Office in Copenhagen, Denmark may legalise your original marriage certificate. You may legalise the certificate by mail for 38,- € at any time.

Persons marrying with a tourist visa or a visitor visa... 

... don't obtain a residence permit for Germany or for another Schengen country directly after the wedding in most cases.  Unfortunately, they will be sent back to their native countries according to the Act to Implement Residence- and Asylum-Related EU-Directives which was enacted on August 28, 2007-Link and have to apply for a family reunion visa at the local german consulate there. Exceptions are possible. Our advice is to consult a committed lawyer Info_Link with a focus on immigration law. Or seek free legal advice at the information center of the Commissioner for Migration and Integration of your federal state. Info Link. There is a different handling for so called Positive-Countries like Australia, Brasil, Canada, USA and some more. Citizens of those countries receive their residence title, in general, directly from the appropriate Aliens Department in Germany .

As a student or Au-Pair or owner of a Blue Card... 

... you have a residence permit, have the right to marry in Denmark and may change this permit after the wedding into a a permanent right of residence directly in Germany.

 

Marriage witnesses... 

... will be provided in general free of charge by the registry office - also for a beach wedding.

A change of name in connection with contracting marriage... 

... isn't possible anymore in Denmark since 01.04.2006.  After the wedding, you may apply for a change of name in Germany at the citizen centre, such as the registry office or at the appropriate authority such as the embassy or consulate of your native country. In most cases you have to provide a marriage certificate endorsed with an Apostille.

Divorce decrees or divorce certificates...

... issued by non-EU countries, either have to be endorsed with an Apostille or have to be legalised by the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as by the local Danish embassy in the respective country anyways! Exceptional Countries: all EU countries plus Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Turkey and the USA.

The danish marriage certificate...

...is an international marriage certificate, that is issued in Danish, German, English, French and Spanish. This certificate has to be endorsed with an Apostille when possible. This Apostille is returned also by mail from the Legalisation Office in Copenhagen at any time. If this certificate is to be used in a country that is not a party of the Apostille Convention like China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and others, the Embassy of the country in question in Copenhagen must legalise the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ legalisation.