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.
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, if you are going to use your marriage certificate outside of Europe your certificate can be legalized with an apostille 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. Please check with your national authorities if they require an apostille on your marriage certificate.
Normally the authorities in the European countries does not require a legalization with an apostille of your marriage certificate. Please check with the authorities in the country where your wedding is going to be registered.
After the legalization of your marriage certificate at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs your marriage certificate will be send to your address with registered post. This process normally takes up to 14 days.
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 We need 4 weeks for the Danish Authorities to process your documents.
No, you don’t have to send your birth certificate if your birthdate is in your passport.
Yes, you have to pay a booking fee of Euro 250 before we are able to start up the process with your documents. This fee covers the Danish marriage fees for processing and approval of your documentation and initial administration.
The booking fee is non refundable in case of rejection of your documents or cancellation.
We are aware that many countries do not issue this a document. If you are not able to get this from your authorities please contact us so we can advise you how to find an alternative solution based on your individual situation.
By signing the power of Attorney you give Elsinore Wedding permission to handle the entire process of your application with the Danish Authorities.