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Required documents

  • Religious marriage:
    • Presentation of the ecclesiastical certification expressing the circumstances required by law.
    • NOTE: To register Islamic, Jewish or Federation of Evangelical Religious Entities of Spain marriages in the Civil Register, the latter two cases require prior processing of the preliminary procedure that determines matrimonial capacity; this is also advisable in the first case.
    • Following the completion of this procedure, the wedding must be held within a maximum of 6 months from the date on which the certification was issued.
  • Civil marriage:
    • Marriage celebrated before the Head of Civil Registry or Justice of the Peace: the act of celebration of civil marriage is the inscription itself to be signed by the Head of Civil Registry, the two spouses, two witnesses and the Secretary.
    • Marriage celebrated before the Mayor or his delegate Councillor: the marriage will be forwarded to the Civil Registry where the marriage took place, being the Civil Registry who performs the registration.
    • Marriage celebrated before a judicial Secretary: shall be recorded in the minutes, which will be held before a notary public shall state in writing. You must be signed in addition to that to which he is held by the parties and two witnesses. It extended the record or authorized the deed is delivered to each of the parties supporting copy of the marriage and sent by the authorizing, on the same day and by electronic means, testimony or electronic authorized copy of the document to the Civil Registry for registration, prequalification of the Head of Civil Registry.
  • Marriages celebrated abroad when at least one of the spouses has Spanish citizenship or obtains it after the wedding:
    • Religious marriage registration:
      • Presentation of the ecclesiastical certification expressing the circumstances required by law.
      • Literal birth certificate of the Spanish citizen or naturalised citizen issued by the Spanish Civil Registry Office.
      • Birth certificate of the foreign spouse.
      • National Identification Card of the naturalised Spanish citizen.
      • Certification of the interested party's domicile in Spain.
      • Data declaration form.
    • Civil marriage registration:
      • Marriage certificate issued by the foreign local Civil Registry Office.
      • Literal birth certificate of the Spanish citizen or naturalised citizen issued by the Spanish Civil Registry Office.
      • Birth certificate of the foreign spouse.
      • National Identification Card of the naturalised Spanish citizen.
      • Certification of the interested party's domicile in Spain.
      • Data declaration form.

    (The list of documents indicated in the Marriages Celebrated Abroad section is for information purposes only. The Chief Magistrate, who is responsible for assigning the registration qualification, or the Secretary of the Registry Office dealing with the file may request any other data they deem pertinent at the time of carrying out the procedure. Foreign documents must be translated and legalized.)

Where to process it

At the Civil Register where the marriage was celebrated or the Central Civil Registry Office if the marriage was celebrated abroad when at least one of the spouses is a Spanish citizen or obtains citizenship after the wedding and habitually resident in Spain.

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