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Discussion in 'Denmark' started by texkourgan, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. texkourgan

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    Hello and welcome!

    Getting married can be a joyous occasion, but all the paperwork of marrying abroad can take some of the fun out of it. We would like to invite people who have been married in Denmark to share their advice.

    What do you wish you had known? What is the procedure to get married in Denmark? How much does it cost? Do you need a special visa, permit, or documentation? How far in advance do you need to plan? How expensive is it?

    Is the process the same for locals as it is for expats? What about a mixed partnership (between a foreigner and a native)? Do you need to send documentation back to your country?

    What customs should you expect? Is there a certain style of dress you need to wear? What about for guests? What kind of gift-giving is expected?

    Also share your questions if you are preparing to marry abroad or your experiences if you have attended a wedding in Denmark.

    Congratulations to all of our engaged couples or recently married and thanks for sharing your stories. :D
     
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    Hello, I am a Sri lankan citizen, my girl friend is from Germany. we are trying to get married this year.

    I know there is lot of paper work that we have to arrange for that. I want to know if it is easier to get married in Denmark than in Germany. what sort of paper work do we need?

    Thanks
     
  3. texkourgan

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    Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! :D

    Several other people in the forum have chatted about this before. For example,
    is-it-easier-to-get-married-in-denmark-eu-non-eu-t16025.html

    As well as here: easier-marry-denmark-non-t4364.html

    The basic requirements:

    Be lawfully admitted and legally present in Denmark
    Valid passport showing proof of entry into Denmark or into the Schengen area
    Complete the Marriage Form, which can be downloaded from the City of Copenhagen website (http://subsite.kk.dk/sitecore/content/S ... rvice.aspx)

    If you have been married previously, you must present your original divorce decree. If your previous marriage was terminated by death, an original Death Certificate must be submitted to the Citizens Service Center (Borgerservice.)

    If you wish to get married in Copenhagen, you can scan all the documents in advance to Bryllup@okf.kk.dk or send them by post to: Kobenhavns Raadhus, Bryllupskontoret, Room 91, 1599 Copenhagen V.

    If you send your documents by email, you both need to personally visit the Citizens Service Center (Borgerservice) at: Nyropsgade 1, 1602 Copenhagen V. Bring your original documents. Borgerservice can be reached by telephone +45-3366 3366 or by email: borgerservice@kk.dk

    Another possibility for a civil marriage ceremony within the city limits of Copenhagen is the Frederiksberg Town Hall. Contact: Citizens Service Center (Borgerservice), Frederiksberg Rådhus (town hall), 2000 Frederiksberg. TEL: 3821 2121; 3821 2100. http://www.frederiksberg.dk ; EMAIL: borgerservice@frederiksberg.dk

    Non-residents pay a fee of DKK 500 to get married in Denmark. Payment is accepted in Danish currency only.

    I have heard the process is easier in Denmark versus Germany (as an expat in Germany I can attest that the bureaucracy here can be mind-numbing). The Guide to Copenhagen is another helpful resource. I hope this helps! Anyone else have advice?
     
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    Non-EU au pair + German bf possible to get married in DK?

    Hello Everyone!

    I am Aika, an au pair here in Denmark for 1 year and 6 months . I have a boyfriend from Germany and we plan to live together. We are willing to try different ways so I can get a visa in his country, unfortunately, it's not so easy to do the process. We are thinking to apply for language course visa as our first option, but it seems like it's a hard for they're requiring different things. We are searching for information that will help us, however it's complicated to find a precise answer. We also thought of applying as an au pair there, but it says that I must know basic German language. Definitely, I don't have knowledge with this so we just take this out from our list. And lastly, thinking to get married. We thought of doing this if we can't accomplish any of the two option I have mentioned earlier. My boyfriend don't want me to apply to other country here in Europe instead just stay with him. I also would love to do this so I can be with him all the time. It feels good when we're together. Anyways back to the topic, with this matter, he said it's much easier to do this in Denmark for he read it somewhere and his friend said so. But actually we don't have any idea about this, so both of us need details.
    My question is,is it really easy to get married here? What are the requirements we must present individually? And what are the things we must consider regarding the ruling?

    I hope I can get any answer. And me and my boyfriend are hoping for fast response, this will help us a lot!

    Btw,thanks in advance and have a nice day to all! :)


    P.S.
    Me and my bf are 25 years of age...
     
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    What did you decide to do shamax? Did it make sense for you to get married in Denmark? What steps did you take?

    Any advice you can provide to other forum users and expats would be great. Thanks!
     
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    Re: Non-EU au pair + German bf possible to get married in DK?

    The guide to Copenhagen is a good place for you to start looking for info, including the section on visas in Denmark. Similarly, the guide to Berlin offers many options and info including a section on German visas and studying in Germany. A new route to staying in Germany is through the EU Blue Card for Germany.

    There are many options to check out in the previously listed articles. Specifically to your question on possibly getting married in Denmark - we covered some of the basic steps in a recent forum post, Getting Married in Denmark getting-married-denmark-t34977.html.

    I hope this helps you find a path. Best of luck & let us know what you decide. Anyone else have tips?
     
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    Re: Non-EU au pair + German bf possible to get married in DK?

    Hi texkourgan,

    Thanks for the fast reply. Earlier I went to the kommune here in the city I live in to ask information about my concern. They gave me answers and now I'm a bit relieved. However, I must think for ways how to do the process cause my case is rare the lady said. Anyway, your guidelines helped me and thank you very much for your advice! Have a nice day!
    :D
     
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    Re: Non-EU au pair + German bf possible to get married in DK?

    Happy to help süßemaus ! Glad you were able to sort out some options. Please let us know how you proceed and tips for other people in your situation. Best of luck! :D
     
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    Denmark marriage procedures and requirements

    I have a problem that I urgently need a solution. I came to Germany through a school seminar trip from Africa with a three months visa.

    Upon my arrival I met a beautiful German lady, that we are so much in love that we don't want any distance to come between us. Initially I had wanted to go back to Africa before my visa expires but she refused with the fear that she gonna lose me. now she insist we mush get married but my visa has expired.

    So folks, I want to know if it is possible for anyone in my situation to marry a EU national in Denmark? Also want to know all the necessary documents a non-EU national needs to be married to a EU national in Denmark?
     
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    Marriage with bulgarian help pls

    hi happy to see ur topics thnx for that

    pls i m basicly from pakistan but living in portugal abt 4 years and i have one year resident card from portugal govt

    i want ask that my gf is bulgarian girl can i marry with her in denmark if yes then after how many time i will get my resident card from denmark and after marriage my gf will also get any resident card from denmark or not pls thnx to all
     
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    How to stay in Denmark

    Hi,


    I am a Filipina from Philippines and now I´m in Norway doing an Aupair job. I have a Danish boyfriend and we plan to live together but we have a problem because I am not 24 years old yet I´m still 22
    (Denmark has 24 yr rule for foreigner). Does anybody have problems like mine and how you solve it?

    If we plan to getting married in Philippines, and I still have visa here in Norway do you think i can come to Denmark even if im not 24 yrs old yet after we get married in Philippines? If i wait there(phil.) how long it will take for me to come to Denmark?
    Please help me if you know things about this. I really want to be with him and i love him so much . thank you for your time.
     
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    Re: How to stay in Denmark

    Hi Marivic,
    I'm a kababayan living in Denmark. Is your BF living in Denmark? It doesn't matter whether u get married in Denmark or in the Philippines, the same rule applies (24 yrs.old) and other rules,.. asar ano..but that's the way it is. because I have a friend who has travelled as tourist in Denmark a few times and she's a lot older than u and they got married in the Philippines too. She still has to follow the fulfillments required, you probably know about the money you have to deposit, the language test, etc. Unfortunately,The rules have been stricter so u don't automatically get permission to be with your husband even if u are married. But I think it's much easier since you are already in Norway and u too get married in Denmark. Still I think the 24 year old rule applies for you, luckily there's just 2 years waiting, if you too have that patience. I know it's long time. I'll ask a friend, she's also an aupair, who recently got married but <I think she is more than 24. If u want to get in touch with me, post a reply then I can give you my email. Sige, ditto muna and ingat ka lagi! You can call me ate jo.. :p
     
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    Hello everyone! I am a student of Danish School of Media and Journalism. Now I am writing an article about bi-national marriages in Denmark (eu + non-eu citizens) for Jutlandstation.dk website. I would like to ask few questions to the couples that have already got married in Denmark. Can anyone help? I would be grateful for any contacts or info! Thanks a lot!
     
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    I am a German citizen & my girl friend is from non EU. Can you guys share me your experiences to start my future with my love?
     
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