The most common questions we get
The ceremony will be in English or German. Although the ceremony is short and simple, it still offers you tho opportunity to enjoy your special moment. You will be standing in front of the registrar who will be conducting the ceremony. When you have said “yes” you may exchange rings. Afterwards you, the two witnesses and the registrar have to sign the marriage certificate. You are then officially married.
No, you do not have to bring any witnesses. It is a part of our service to provide witnesses. However, you are welcome to bring your own witnesses/guests, if you wish.
The original documents and your passport must be verified and presented by you personally during business hours at the Citizens Office, Birkedalsvej 27, 3000 Helsingør – no later than the day before your wedding. If the original documents are not submitted in time to the Citizens Office the wedding can not take place and is considered cancelled from your side.
Opening hours at the Citizens Office, Birkedalsvej 27, 3000 Helsingør (not the same place as the City Hall)
No, you have to be a member of the official Danish State Church to be married in one of our churches.
Yes it is. However, in order to give your marriage certificate a higher level of international acceptance, we legalize one of your marriage certificates at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to make sure your certificate can be used within the countries that are member of the Hague Apostille Convention.
This apostille (legalization) is included as a standard in our packages and takes up to two weeks.
If you have to use your marriage certificate in a country that has not acceded the Apostille Convention, the Embassy of the country in question must legalize the Ministry of Foreign Affairs legalization.
If you have any questions, you have to contact the Embassy of the country.
Yes, when you get back to your country of residence, you need to take the marriage certificate to the local authorities for registration in the city where you live.
No, it is only possible if you live in Denmark. If you want to change your name, this has to be done when you return home.
Throughout the times, Denmark has been famous for its simple and easy marriage procedures. Minimal documentation requirements and simplified administrative procedures have made Denmark one of the countries with the most liberal marriage laws. It is therefore an attractive wedding destination for foreign couples.
For this reason, couples from all over the world – often with two different nationalities – come to Denmark to get married.
Yes, in Denmark we make no difference between heterosexual and gay marriages. Denmark was the first country in the world to recognize same-sex and LGBT couple´s right to get married and these couples are welcomed in Denmark. See more under “LGBT”
In order to secure the quality of your documents It takes 14 days for the municipality of Elsinore to process your documents.