Dutch Marriage Legal Paperwork – Read This Now

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Dutch marriage legal paperwork plays a key role in your upcoming wedding. Especially, if you want a celebrant to conduct the proceedings, then you must arrange for an official registration. But how do you sort it out and separate it from your wedding ceremony?

Basically, you need to complete some forms at the town hall where you habitually reside. You can also sign the necessary marriage documents at your civil registry office in your country of residence.

So, whether you are a citizen/resident of NL/UK/EU/US this also applies to you. Civil partnerships converted to marriage receive the same preferance. Follow the instructions below to become a legally married couple in Holland.

Dutch Marriage Legal Paperwork

  1. Firstly, for a small fee give notice of your intention to marry or form a civil partnership. Find out more at your local authority.
  2. Secondly, appoint an authorised person to marry you. Schedule a simple and basic wedding ceremony, civil union contract or enter into registered partnership (with 2 witnesses). You can get your certified marriage license; registered, recorded and filed for FREE. Or for a minimum fee or charge of €160.40 (Amsterdam) upwards.
  3. Otherwise, submit a request. Let them know you wish to (only applicable in Holland) appoint me as you’re civil marriage officiant -registrar for the day. An official from the authority will also attend the proceedings. This ensures legality of your marriage.
  4. Undertake the registration formalities (in Holland or abroad) and have your marriage legally recognised.  Afterwards, contact an independent celebrant to design an intimate, bespoke wedding or celebration of love ceremony customised to your dreams. Call +31 (0) 6 148 17242

PLEASE NOTE: www.cloverjean.wedding is an independent celebrant. She has no affiliation with any religious denomination and does not act in any official capacity. Therefore www.cloverjean.wedding is unable to register your marriage.

wedding couple smiling at the celebrant conducting the ceremony at Herengracht museum, Amsterdam

Dear Clover, we’re back to “reality” and wanted to tell you what a wonderful ceremony you made. You were a HIT. We received compliments all night. The weather was nice. And the ceremony was perfect, filled with love and warmth. Thanks again and stay in touch. Valeria & Joeri


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