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Getting married in Spain:
legal document requirements

If you have asked yourself "can I get married in Spain?" the answer is of course yes.

How to get married in Spain and, as is so often the case with destination weddings will involve the legal documentation (or paperwork) side of things.

Your life history (single, divorced, etc) determines which legal papers you will need to have translated and legalised. There may be other documents for your wedding in Spain.

So what are the legal requirements for getting married in Spain?

Wedding requirements for Spain largely depend on the life history and nationality of you and your partner.

Likely legal documentation for your Spanish wedding will include:

Are there any other special requirements when getting married in Spain?

There are two main types of marriages: Civil or Religious. Both have slightly different requirements. For example, with a Civil marriage you will need to make an application to the Civil Registry, District Court or Town Hall where the marriage is to be held. This needs to be done as soon as possible as the paperwork can take time.

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