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Documents required for two British nationals getting married in Portugal

Single Full Birth Certificate + Certificate of No Impediment
Divorced Full Birth Certificate + Certificate of No Impediment + Decree Absolute
Widow/er Full Birth Certificate + Certificate of No Impediment + Marriage Certificate + Death Certificate
Adopted Full Birth Certificate + Certificate of No Impediment + Adoption Certificate
Changed name by Deed Poll Full Birth Certificate + Certificate of No Impediment + Change of Name Deed Poll

Special requirements of note:

Birth Certificates must not be issued by the registry office earlier than 6 months before the wedding.

If you are a British National and have been resident in Portugal for 21 days or more, you may give notice of marriage to your nearest British Consulate. Once the notice has been on display in the Consulate for 21 clear days, a certificate of no impediment may be issued.

If you do not live in Portugal, you will have to give notice of your intended marriage to the Civil Registrar or Consular Officer in the country and district in which you are resident. Once your notice has been on display in their office for 21 clear days, they will issue confirmation that no impediment has been shown to your marriage taking place. In exchange for such confirmation, the Consulate closest to the place of your intended marriage will issue a certificate of no impediment for production to the Portuguese civil registration officer.

It is advised to check with the Portuguese Civil Registry Office whether, for their purposes, these documents have limited validity.

Where a British national has lived outside Portugal during the previous 12 months, the Portuguese authorities may require (in addition to the Certificate of No Impediment) that the party concerned provide 4 witnesses who can vouch for his/her identity and good character.

For further information or a free no obligation quote, please contact TLC UK.

Price illustration:

Based on two UK nationals marrying in Portugal who have not been married before, neither of which have changed their names or been adopted and would need their legal documents both translated and legalised (full service) the price is £730 + VAT.