You must either apply for a certificate of marital status (prøvelsesattest) from the Agency of Family Law or the municipality.

Where you should apply depends on both of your nationalities or your basis for residence in Denmark.

If both you and your partner do not meet at least one of the criteria below, you must apply for a certificate of marital status with Familieretshuset:

  • Danish or Nordic citizen
  • have a permanent residence in Denmark
  • have a right of permanent residence in Denmark pursuant to the Executive Order on EU Residence

If both you and your partner are either Danish or Nordic citizens, or have permanent residence or permanent residence pursuant to the Executive Order on EU Residence, you must apply at the municipality.

You must apply at the Municipality of Aarhus, whether you wish to get married in Denmark or abroad.

You apply for a certificate of marital status by filling in a marriage declaration. When the municipality, Aarhus Kommune, has received the marriage declaration, we will check whether the conditions for marriage are satisfactory. If so, we issue a certificate of marital status for you.

If your wedding ceremony is to take place in a locality different from the town hall, you will receive the certificate of marital status in the post. It shall be your own responsibility to forward the certificate to the authority that will be in charge of the performance of your wedding ceremony.
The certificate of marital status is valid for a period of four months.