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Applying to get married in the Netherlands

Are you planning to get married? If you intend to get married, you must notify the municipality of this at least 2 weeks and not more than 1 year before the wedding.

There are certain requirements for marriage that everyone must meet:

  • you must be at least 18 years of age;
  • you cannot marry someone who is already married or in a civil partnership;
  • you cannot be related to one other, e.g. grandparent, grandchild, parent, child or sibling.

Are you getting married to a non-Dutch citizen in the Netherlands? Then different conditions apply.

If you intend to marry someone of the same sex, you can get married in the Netherlands in the presence of the civil registrar. This is called a civil marriage, and you are only legally married once you have had a civil ceremony. In addition, it is possible to have a religious ceremony in some churches, but not all churches allow it. Check first with the church where you want to have the ceremony. A church wedding can only take place after the civil ceremony.

If you are getting married outside the Netherlands and are not yet 18 years old, your marriage will only be recognised in the Netherlands once both spouses have reached 18 years of age.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Municipality of Hof van Twente: Applying to get married

Do you want to formally settle the relationship with your partner? Then there are two possibilities:

  • a civil marriage (marriage);
  • or a civil partnership.

You enter into a marriage/civil partnership with a marriage officer of the civil registry. You can do this at the town hall or at another wedding location of your choice. At the latest 14 days before your marriage/registered partnership is concluded, you must submit a notification to the civil registrar.

Types of marriages Hof van Twente

You must notify the registrar of your intended civil partnership online via the notification form of a marriage/registered partnership. After sending the notification form you will receive a written confirmation of your booking/notification within three working days. If there are any questions, you will be contacted by telephone.

You should also contact the Civil Affairs department about your wedding date. This prevents the desired date for a wedding or partnership from being fully booked. The Civil Affairs department can be reached by telephone on +31 547 - 85 85 85.

Free wedding, town hall Goor on Monday at 09:00 or 09:15: free of charge

Court wedding: € 159,95

Wedding in town hall Goor Mon to Fri 09:00 to 17:00: €468,60

Wedding in town hall Goor Saturday: € 657,25

Wedding location of your choice Mon to Fri: € 296,00

Wedding location of your choice Sat & Sun: € 330,30

Optional costs

Own wedding official: € 97,10

Marriage booklet: €29,70

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Hof van Twente

Visiting address

De Höfte 7


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Last updated on 21 September 2022