Choosing a place for marriage
Marriage for the purpose of permanent residency in Germany is perhaps the most comfortable option for immigration. In this case, the change of the country of residence will be accompanied by the presence of a close person who will acquaint you with all the national, cultural and bureaucratic features of your new place of residence, as well as help you enter a new social circle, which will certainly benefit the life of the arriving spouse in Germany.
Provides one with the opportunity to marry and stay in the country
During marriage registration, one spouse is immediately granted the right to take the other's name
A visa for the reunification of the future spouses or "Bride's Visa" is necessary if you plan to marry a citizen permanently residing in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany. There are several options for marriage and later relocation to Germany. All of them have their own nuances, merits and difficulties and should be selected, based on the particular circumstances. The decisive factors in choosing the place of marriage are the nationality of the spouse living in Germany and their financial viability
. Additionally, there are other conditions. Our eligibility check will determine whether the basic requirements for the relevant visa are met. We also provide free recommendations for further action.
Comparison of marriage options
1. Marriage Registration in Germany
If one decides to marry in Germany, they will need a so-called "Bride's Visa". They need to have a permission to marry, issued by the German registry office at the place where the future spouse(s) are registered, as well as documents for reunification
. In addition, applicants need a German language certificate at A1 level.
Evidence of the financial independence of the future spouse is needed
Sometimes long waiting times for the marriage
A marriage in Denmark is automatically recognized in Germany as a minimum set of documents
Minimal amount of documents required.
2. Marriage Registration in Denmark
One of the most popular places to marry is Denmark. And not without reason! Thanks to the quick and easy procedure, this country has even been called the "European Las Vegas".
One spouse cannot immediately take the other's surname - a separate legal procedure is necessary in Germany
Marriage outside of Germany does not allow one to immediately move to the spouse — applicants will need to leave the country and then apply for a family reunion visa
Possibility to attend the wedding on a Schengen visa
Financial independence of the future spouse is not important to register the marriage
It can be much easier to organize the marriage in your homeland
The cost of marriage might be lower
3. Marriage Registration in home country
Many future spouses choose this option because they want to celebrate this important event near their family and friends. After marriage, a Family Reunification Visa may be issued.
Marriage certificates must be translated into German and apostilled
The foreign spouse will need a Visa to enter the country of marriage, as well as the translation of documents into the foreign language
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