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Civil wedding in Roskilde Municipality

At Roskilde municipality you have the opportunity to get married by a civil ceremony at city hall even though you don’t live in Denmark or are not a Danish citizen.

Before the wedding, you must apply and be approved for a wedding.

If none of you have a Danish citizenship and do not live in Denmark, there are a few rules you will have to meet before we can marry you.

Here you will find a walkthrough of the procedure.

Civil wedding

  • Where to apply

    You must apply through Borgerservice if you and your partner:

    • Are Danish citizens or are a citizen in a Nordic country (i.e. Finland, Sweden, Norway or Island)
    • Have a permanent residence permit, issued in Denmark
    • Have obtained a permanent residence right under the Directive 2004/38/EC implemented in Danish law
    • as “EU-Opholdsbekendtgørelsen”
      You can apply through here.

      You must apply with the Agency of Family Law if neither of you:
    • Are Danish citizens, nor citizens from a Nordic country (i.e. Finland, Sweden, Norway or Island)
    • Have a permanent residence permit in Denmark
    • Have obtained a permanent residence right under the Directive 2004/38/EC implemented in Danish law as "EU-Opholdsbekendtgørelsen.”

    You can apply through Familieretshuset here

  • Documents

    If you are to apply at Borgerservice, we need copies of both your passports and residence permits valid for Denmark. If you are an EU resident, we need a copy of your residence permit from the State Administration.

    We also need certificates stating that you are not already married at the present moment. We must have such statements from every country that you have lived in. If you are divorced or widowed, we need to see the relevant court documents. Please remember to legalize your papers.

    Scan your documents and attach them when you apply.

    Before you get married, we need you to come to Borgerservice a few days prior to the wedding to show us the original documents.
    Remember to book an appointment if you have a danish mobile phone number.
    If you don't have a danish mobile phone number, you have to call 4631 3000 to book an appointment.

  • Legalization of documents

    All documents must be legalized if they are from outside of EU. Documents must be legalized from the foreign ministry and the Danish embassy or consulate of the country in question.

    The following countries do not need their papers to be legalized:

    • EU countries
    • USA
    • Canada
    • Austria
    • New Zealand
    • Turkey
  • Processing

    When Borgerservice receive your application and documents, we will check whether you meet the terms and conditions for a wedding in Denmark. If and when we have approved your application, we will contact you and find a wedding date. You will then get a formal confirmation sent to you.

    If you have applied at Borgerservice, but should have applied with the Agency of Family Law, we will send your documents back to you and refer you to the Agency of Family Law.

    Please be advised, that Borgerservice have a case processing time of about 8 weeks.

  • Date, place and witnesses

    Our wedding ceremony takes place at City Hall, Rådhusbuen 1, 4000 Roskilde on Thursdays and Fridays at 11.30.

    On Saturdays you can get married at the old City Hall, Stændertorvet 1, 4000 Roskilde at 11.00.

    The law requires that there must be at least two witnesses present during the ceremony. If your wedding ceremony takes place on a Thursday or Friday, we can provide witnesses, if you don’t have any guests with you. On Saturdays you must provide the witnesses yourself.

    Please contact us at vielse@roskilde.dk with the name and addresses of your witnesses.

Kontakt

Borgerservice
Administration By Kultur og Miljø
Tlf 46 31 30 00

Senest opdateret

03.10.2019