How to Get Married in The Netherlands
Dutch law only acknowledges
civil marriages, performed by a registrar of marriages. Once the
civil ceremony is completed the marriage may then be solemnized
in a religious ceremony.
Local authorities only perform marriages if one of the parties
is a legal resident of the Netherlands. The Dutch Immigration
Service does not grant resident status solely for the purpose
of getting married.
Documents Required: Bring along original copies of the following
(and be sure pack these in your hand luggage, never in your checked
The city hall in the municipality where the marriage is planned will be able to provide more specific information regarding the procedure to be followed.
For a marriage or registered partnership, you are required to have 2 witnesses (who must supply their identity) and up to a maximum of four.
~ by Liz Stiglets
Note: Lovetripper.com provides the above information for guidance purposes only. Couples should verify all information with the consulate from their respective countries and with the local offices before making any plans.
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