REQUIREMENTS FOR GETTING MARRIED IN ICELAND
Pink Iceland is specializes in planning weddings in Iceland and assist couples from all over the world. We've jumped through all the paperwork hoops so rest assured that you're in good hands!
Your Pink Iceland wedding planner will tell you more about the Iceland wedding requirements and guide you through the paperwork needed to make your wedding legal. We'll do our best to make the process both easy and simple. While planning the ceremony we'll guide you in the right direction as to where you need to collect paperwork and after the ceremony Pink Iceland we'll take care of everything with the National Registry and Foreign Ministry to make sure you get an internationally recognised wedding certificate.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO GET MARRIED IN ICELAND?
You have to be 18 years of age
Condition of having your wedding ceremony in Iceland is to be in the country legally. This you can prove by something that shows date of arrival (like a passport stamp or the airline ticket) or a Visa
YOU'LL NEED THE FOLLOWING PAPERWORK TO LEGALLY WED IN ICELAND:
A birth certificate has to be presented.
A valid passport has to be presented
A certificate of marital status has to be presented. Both partners need to submit a certificate of marital status issued by the relevant authority in their country, state or region. The certificate must be issued within 8 weeks prior to the wedding ceremony. Some countries do not issue a certificate of marital status. If that has been confirmed, and the bride/groom is a foreign citizen or residing abroad, a certificate issued by the relevant authorities in their country, confirming that there are no impediments to the planned marriage, is required. This is usually the tricky part. Don't worry, we'll help you out.
An application form from the office of the District Magistrate of Reykjavik has to be filled out and two best men (witnesses, one for each) certifying ability for marriage, must either have written their names on the application form in advance or do it in the office. The best men must be over 18 years old and their birthday/month/year is needed as well as their signature. The best men do not need to be at the weeding, only if you decide so, but as mentioned before full signature/birthday/month/year is needed. This application you will receive from Pink Iceland. We'll send you this form to fill out.
If you have been married before, you have to present a divorce decree (original) It is also necessary to prove that the division of assets and liabilities between the former spouses have been finalized.
If you are widow/widower official documents regarding estate/or collected assets and liabilities of a deceased person has to be presented.