Finally!! A European country that has a straightforward process for non-nationals wanting to get married in it! Whether you want a civil or church ceremony, a legal wedding in Gibraltar is made easy with no residency requirement and simple documentation requirements. We will admit, it probably isn’t the first place you think of when dreaming of getting married in Europe, but with an easy commute over the border to Spain where marriage regulations for non-nationals are no fun at all, we couldn’t leave it out.
No residency requirement but you do need to be there for a period of at least 2 days to receive your special marriage license
Civil ceremonies can take place outside the Registry office, any day of the week in approved locations (see below)
Don’t let its proximity to Spain fool you, Gibraltar is English speaking with English customs and currency
To be completed at home
In order to get married by way of a Special Licence, you will have to satisfy the Registrar that you are free to marry. This is done by completing and signing your affidavits before a Notary Public or Commissioner for Oaths. The Registry office will be able to provide you with a ist of registered Commissioner for Oaths or Notary Publics. Licenses are valid for a period of three months from the date of issue and the documentation required to complete the process must be in english or accompanied by their English translations and are as follows:
1 Valid Passports
2 Official, Long Form, signed Birth Certificates
3 Certificate of No Impediment or equivalent
This is the certificate that states that you are free to marry. UK citizens don’t have to obtain this document
4 Divorce Certificate (if appropriate)
6 Death Certificate (if appropriate)
7 Parents Consent if either party is under 18
8 Members of the Armed Forces will need to produce a letter of consent from your Commanding Officer
9 Change of Name Deed Poll
If you have changed your name by deed poll or some other way, you should submit your original change of name deed.
10 Make an appointment with our office either by phone, mail or in person to book your wedding date.